Alviso in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Past, Present, Future
Twenty-five square miles of former commercial salt ponds in the South Bay, now publicly owned, are being restored to a mix of wetland habitats designed to provide homes for a variety of wildlife. A portion of the salt ponds will be restored to tidal wetlands for wildlife threatened with extinction, including the salt marsh harvest mouse and California clapper rail. But many of the salt ponds will remain ponds. These ponds will serve as feeding and resting habitat for shorebirds and ducks migrating on the Pacific Flyway, and as places for American avocets and black-necked stilts to feed, nest, and raise their young.
Erected by Santa Clara County Parks and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
Location. 37° 25.865′ N, 121° 58.75′ W. Marker is in Alviso, California Touch for map. Marker is on the trail of the Alviso Marina County Park. Marker is in this post office area: Alviso CA 95002, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Location, Location, Location (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water Everywhere (about 400 feet away); Discover Alviso’s Rich History (about 400 feet away); The Port and Town of Alviso (about 400 feet away); The Steamboat Jenny Lind Disaster (about 500 feet away); China Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bayside Cannery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Warehouse and Docks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alviso.
More about this marker. This trail is also part of the San Francisco Bay Trail and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
Also see . . . South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project. (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Categories. • Environment • Natural Resources • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.