Category Archives: Dutch Slough Restoration

DWR Completes First Phase of Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration Project

As part of an ongoing effort to protect and restore critical habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has restored more than half of the 1,187 acres of former grazing and dairy lands into rich … Continue reading

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Update – 11/23/21 Dutch Slough Restoration

The Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project is the first major tidal wetlands restoration site in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to be implemented by DWR. The project will transform 1,187 acres of land into tidal marsh to provide habitat for … Continue reading

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Update 10/20/21 – Marsh Creek Trail Closure

Closure of the Marsh Creek trail adjacent to the Dutch Slough restoration project was originally anticipated to last from early October through early November. However, due to national steel and staffing shortages, the Marsh Creek trail will be closed for … Continue reading

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Marsh Creek Regional Trail Closure – starting October 11

As part of the Dutch Slough Restoration project Marsh Creek will be rerouted through the project. Two new pedestrian bridges will be placed on Emerson parcel, one on each end of the new Marsh Creek alignment.  Preparation of the Marsh … Continue reading

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Update – Dutch Slough Restoration Project. The Emerson Parcel – July 2021

Work will begin this month on additional restoration activities that include levee breaching, construction of water control structures, and re-routing Marsh Creek to restore the creek delta on the Emerson parcel, providing seasonal freshwater flow cues to out-migrating salmon. The … Continue reading

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Update – Dutch Slough Restoration Project

The Dutch Slough Project is located on the west Delta, within the city Oakley at the northern end of Sellars Ave. It contains three parcels, Emerson, Gilbert and Burroughs. The Dutch Slough project will be the Delta’s largest restored fresh … Continue reading

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Oakley’s 55-acre Community Park

On Tuesday, January 9, the Oakley City Council will discuss the conceptual plan for the 55-acre Community Park to be located at the north end of Sellars Ave on the Dutch Slough proprieties as part of it’s agendized council meeting. … Continue reading

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Dutch Slough Project Creates Richer Habitat for Delta Fish and Wildlife

From California Department of Water Resources Editor’s note: The following article is part of a continuing series highlighting the California EcoRestore Initiative, which seeks to restore 30,000 acres of habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta by 2020. California EcoRestore is an … Continue reading

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DWR breaks ground on Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project

  The Department of Water Resources (DWR), along with State and local partners, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Delta’s largest tidal wetlands restoration project. The Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project will re-establish a rich ecological network that will boost … Continue reading

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Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration Project Ground Breaking Ceremony

This past Wednesday, October 17, I had the opportunity to participate in the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration. The Dutch Slough project will be the Delta’s largest restored fresh water tidal marsh. The tidal marsh … Continue reading

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Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project SEIR is final

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project in Oakley addresses the potential environmental impacts of the Project. The Project entails wetland and upland restoration and public access to the 1,178-acre Dutch Slough … Continue reading

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Ancient Vines along Marsh Creek

Next time you wander to the north end of the Marsh Creek Trail, stop on the bridge, and look to your right and you’ll see a vineyard in the sand. I thought that this vineyard had been abandoned but recently … Continue reading

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