We’ve gotten a lot of calls about those huge, white foam blocks at the Cullinan Project along Highway 37 and thought you may have seen them and wondered about them too!?
They’re known as geofoamblocks and Ducks Unlimited has been using them in combination with fill to create a gradual slope along the highway in the hopes of helping to prevent future settlement of the road once tidal action returns to the site. While they’ve been installed, there has also been construction of an acceleration lane for the safe ingress and egress to Pond 1 where people will soon be able to enjoy the new public access features once Phase III of the project is completed – most likely by the end of this month. Next comes the breach … so stay tuned for that!
Meanwhile, further west down the highway, the landscape is changing daily at Sears Point as Sonoma Land Trust makes progress on their large-scale restoration process. Both projects were covered in a story aptly called “Bay Area Wetlands Restoration Going Strong” by ABC7news earlier this year. If you haven’t already, check it out!
Another great way to find out more about all the work being done to protect and restore the
wetlands along Highway 37 is to listen to our illustrated audio tour housed on our more public-oriented website, yourwetlands.org. Learn while
you drive between Novato and Vallejo!
THE BIRDS ARE BACK – get out and see them!
If you need some tips on where to go,
Beth Huning offers them here.