Article: Are Wetlands Always wet?


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Article: Are Wetlands Always wet?

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As you walk north a little… the wetland to your right isn't always wet. As a matter of fact… it only gets damp in the winter rains… and during the long dry months here in northern California… It supports plants and animals that enjoy the seasons and like to stay out of the way of the daily comings and goings of the Bay's tidal flows you can witness further south along the trail. This is a good environment for reptiles and rabbits for example… and their predators like the Red-tailed Hawk or coyote coming from the air and the land searching for a snack. The wetlands restoration work being done here at Hamilton Field… is only part of a significant wetlands restoration effort taking place in many areas around the Bay. Just to the north and east of here… on the north shore of San Pablo Bay… from Sonoma Baylands to Tolay Creek and Skaggs Island… all the way to Vallejo… wetlands are being protected and restored. There are major wetlands restoration efforts in the South Bay, too… and the San Francisco Bay Trail takes you to and through many of them and the natural treasures they sustain. As you walk ahead… look to the left to see a hill… which was once the repository of ammunition at the old Hamilton Air Force Base.

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