PARK SUPERINTENDENT CICELY MULDOON WITH THE STAFF OF THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, THE STAFF OF THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE ASSOCIATION, AND FRIENDS CELEBRATING THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ONGOING RESTORATION OF THE GIACOMINI WETLANDS AT THE BASE OF TOMALES BAY
Last Saturday, over 150 people took part in celebrating this wetland restoration with walks for the public, a kayak tour through the wetlands and presentations on hydrology, vegetation, watershed health, bird watching and climate change. Since the restoration began in 2008, the public has seen an increase in the bird population, not only quantity but in species—including bald eagles—as well as an increase endangered California red-legged frogs and tidewater goby. The barn, one of the oldest structures in Point Reyes Station, is currently undergoing stabilization. Future restoration plans will continue to provide habitat for sensitive and endangered species of flora and fauna as well as provide educational opportunities for the public to experience the marsh restoring itself.