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The Hidden Wetlands of Alameda Point

Hidden behind an old underground waste disposal site at Alameda Point are 30 acres of wetlands, prime habitat for shorebirds, ducks and geese.

Read more about the three types of wetlands here — mudflats, seasonal wetlands, tidal wetlands — in this new post at the Alameda Point Environmental Report by Richard Bangert. It includes excerpts from the Navy's report on the wetlands along with maps and photos.

John Piziali June 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM
"Hidden wetlands", they are hidden for sure. I hope some day we will be able to actually see them. I know they need to be protected but if they are protected from our view then it is like they don't exist. When the base was first closed there was a trail with detailed signs telling you where to go and what used to be there. It was very nice being able to ride or walk out on the point, before they fenced it off. There have since been movies made and structures built and T. V. shows filmed, and cars shows, but no Alameda citizens can go for a walk out there. My question is what are we protecting???.
alameda vigilante June 21, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Well, John Piziali, that is an excellent question for the Navy tour guides taking us out there this Saturday, June 23! They will be happy to answer questions like yours. Hope to see you on the bus!
Jon Spangler October 18, 2012 at 06:24 PM
I'm wondering what has happened--if anything--on this since June 20, 2012. When will the City of Alameda push for access to this site and push for real cleanup at AP? The US Navy is having its way with Alameda Point and taking advantage of the City of Alameda's willing acquiescence to leaving AP "dirty." (Yes, the allusions are deliberate.)
alameda vigilante October 18, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Jon, we didn't see you at the Navy's Annual Poster Show,about clean-up at the Point, Oct 11, 2012, 6:30p-8 p. It was well noticed by ads in the Alameda SUN. The Navy & environmental regulators were there to answer your questions & you could have given your comments for the record to the court reporter specially hired for the occasion. Why is it the loudest complainers never show up where they could make a difference?
alameda vigilante October 18, 2012 at 07:12 PM
But you still have until Nov 5 to submit a comment on the Proposed Plan for OU-2C [IR Sites 5, 10 & 12] to derek.j.robinson1@navy.mil. There will be a formal discussion of this OU site at the City Council meeting on Wed, Nov 7, 2012.

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