In partnership with the Contra Costa County Flood Control District and the East Bay Regional Park District, JMLT is restoring the wildlife habitat and wetland activity of Pacheco Marsh. The marsh is located just east of Martinez where Lower Walnut Creek meets the Suisun Bay, and it is home to ten special-status plant and animal species, including the salt-marsh harvest mouse and the California black rail.
The marsh’s hydrologic conditions have been degraded through years of human alterations to the surrounding landscape. To help Pacheco Marsh bounce back, we will revitalize its natural nutrients and biological connectivity through soil quality rehabilitation and levee lowering along the southwest boundary. Soon, this will once again be a thriving wetland, home to native plants, threatened animals, and visitors alike.
What would you like to see at the restored Pacheco Marsh?
"Pacheco Marsh Restoration, Martinez." Pacheco Marsh Restoration, Martinez — Bay Area IRWMP
"Lower Walnut Creek Restoration Project | Contra Costa County, CA Official Website." Contra Costa County
"Lower Walnut Creek Adventures: Episode 4 - Pacheco Marsh." YouTube
Pacheco Marsh Restoration Plan, 2004