OPEN HOUSE FOR THE GIACOMINI WETLANDS RESTORATION SITE — DOWNTOWN POINT REYES STATION, OCTOBER 20, 2007
The National Park Service will be celebrating the fifth anniversary this weekend of the Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project. The creation of this 550-acre coastal wetland which cost $6 million, was funded by government agencies, foundations and private donors. The two-year effort reverted most of the Waldo Giacomini Family Ranch at the base of Tomales Bay back to coastal wetlands. Since 1880, over 50 percent of the wetlands of Tomales Bay have been lost, This project increased central California’s wetlands by 12 percent, Pictured from the left are Sally Bolger, Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) board member; Brannon Ketcham, National Park Service (NPS) hydrologist; Scott Wolland, PRNSA staff; Andrew Lowry, PRNSA project manager; David Wimpfheimer, PRNSA board member; Kim Hilsmann, PRNSA staff, Bill Carlin, PRNSA board member; Sarah Allen, NPS science division chief; Dennis Rodoni, PRNSA president, Jim Petruzzi, PRNSA executive director; Don Neubacher, park superintendent; Ralph Mihan, PRNSA board member; Lorraine Parsons, NPS wetland ecologist; a “mystery man”; Betty Anne Carlin, PRNSA board member; and Eric Palsen, consultant for Kamman Engineering.