SAVE NEWARK WETLANDS
Stand up for the future of San Francisco Bay. Call on the Newark City Council, regulatory agencies, and the State of California to support the permanent protection and restoration (not development!) of Newark Area 4, and support its inclusion in the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
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The Future Health of Our Bay and It’s Tidal Wetlands Are At Risk
Along the South San Francisco Bay shoreline is a remarkable open space area known as Newark Area 4. The former home of the Whistling Wings and Pintail Duck Clubs, the 500-acre Area 4 is a mosaic of SF Bay wetlands and upland wildlife habitat directly bordering the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Area 4 supports dozens of Bay wildlife species, including the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse, thousands of resident and annual migratory shorebirds and waterfowl, and the upper reaches of the tidal Mowry Slough. Where Mowry Slough meets the Bay is one of the largest harbor seal pupping sites in the Bay.
San Francisco Bay advocates and Newark residents have fought vigorously for decades to protect and restore these historic baylands and have them included in the adjacent SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge. However the City of Newark and developers have been advancing development plans that would pave over and degrade these restorable wetlands with 469 luxury housing units, putting new residents in a FEMA flood zone anticipated to be completely inundated by sea level rise.
Will we pave over one of the last unprotected open spaces along the south San Francisco Bay and put more people at risk from flooding, or will we protect and restore these wetlands and expand our wildlife refuge for future generations?
Now is the time to Save Newark Wetlands. For Newark, for the Bay Area, and for all who cherish the protection, restoration and resilience of San Francisco Bay.
With sea levels rising, Bay scientists and climate experts say it’s more important than ever to protect and restore San Francisco Bay’s wetlands. Yet in the South Bay city of Newark, developers are proposing to pave over and harm this 500-acre site with luxury housing. Bay advocates are waging a last-ditch effort to #SaveNewarkWetlands before it’s too late. Watch & Take Action!
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HELP US COMPLETE THE REFUGE
The first urban national wildlife refuge in the U.S, the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge protects nature in the heart of the Bay Area's 7.5 million people. Scientists have long-advocated for Newark Area 4 to be protected and added to the Refuge.