Ravenswood Levee, Trails and Habitat Work to Bring Trucks through Bedwell Bayfront Park

Starting as early as June 11, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge will launch levee maintenance work at its Ravenswood Ponds in Menlo Park, resulting in truck traffic through the City of Menlo Park’s Bedwell Bayfront Park next door.

Maintenance work will shore up and repair pond levees. Maintaining levees and enhancing habitat require importing large quantities of soil. Trucks will need to drive through the Park entrance and on part of a San Francisco Bay Trail/Park perimeter trail that loops around the edge of the Park to reach Refuge lands. They will use the Park’s front parking area. To protect public safety, the impacted Park areas and trail segments will be closed when trucks are present on weekdays. The closures are only expected during weekday days, with trails open for the public after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

Later in 2018, the construction is expected to continue, with continuing truck impacts to the Park, as part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project’s Phase 2 project to build a new public trail, create almost 300 acres of new tidal marsh and enhance ponds for ducks and shorebirds. That construction is expected to take 2 years to complete.

The Refuge and the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project will strive to keep the public informed on the status of construction and potential impacts to the Park and area streets.

You can sign up to get regular email updates on the construction work, and can learn more information from the Refuge’s website.


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