Please join the Solano County Orderly Growth Committee for a Zoom presentation and discussion about Suisun Marsh. Steve Chappell, Executive Director of the Suisun Resource Conservation District, will present us with a bit of history outlining the legacy of preservation, ongoing management and restoration activities, and future threats to the Suisun Marsh. Bay Conservation and Development Commission staff will also present on the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan and BCDC’s role in permitting projects in the Marsh. There will be ample time for a moderated discussion following the presentations.
Suisun Marsh is the largest contiguous brackish water marsh remaining on the west coast of North America. It serves as the resting and feeding ground for thousands of waterfowl migrating on the Pacific Flyway and provides essential habitat for more than 221 bird species, 45 mammal species, 16 different reptilian and amphibian species, and more than 40 fish species. The Marsh supports sensitive plant and wildlife species such as the Suisun thistle, Salt Marsh Harvest Mice and Delta smelt, which is endemic to the Marsh.
The Suisun Marsh is located within the Bay-Delta estuary which means it is located between the freshwater inflow of the Central Valley and the marine environment of the San Francisco Bay. This unique geographic location is the mixing zone between the Bay and the Delta, but the brackish water quality is highly influenced by California’s two largest water supply systems: the Federal Central Valley Project and the State Water Project as well as other upstream diversions.
Water quality of San Francisco Bay is directly connected to the health of the Marsh. The Marsh is a key component in trying to manage sea level rise impacts here in Solano and throughout the Bay region.
We hope you can join us via this Zoom link.
Topic: Suisun Marsh Presentation
Time: Oct 14, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)