Originally aired on ABC7: Thursday, February 10, 2022
By Dan Ashley and Tim Didion

Along the southeast side of Bedwell Bayfront Park a design evolution is taking place that offers a glimpse of what 21st century levees could look like in the Bay Area and beyond. The 9.6 acre Ravenswood horizontal levee project is Save The Bay’s latest large-scale restoration endeavor. For this important project, we are combining our tried and true restoration method of planting native species by hand, with new strategies utilizing farming equipment to help spread the rhizomes of native grasses throughout the area.

This project echoes a movement across the country looking to natural solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change and buffer communities from sea level rise. We hope to expand the Ravenswood site soon to include a nearby stretch of shoreline eventually greening 25 acres in total.

Partner organizations at Ravenswood include the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, Ducks Unlimited, the State Coastal Conservancy, the USFWS, the West Bay Sanitary District and the City of Menlo Park.

Save The Bay campaigns for a healthy Bay and a sustainable Bay Area in this era of climate change and growing population. We mobilize Bay Area residents to protect and restore the Bay for future generations, both as advocates in their community and volunteers on the shoreline. We work with scientists and policymakers to protect the Bay as our region’s most important natural resource—essential to our environment, economy, and quality of life.

Save The Bay campaigns for a healthy Bay and a sustainable Bay Area in this era of climate change and growing population. We mobilize Bay Area residents to protect and restore the Bay for future generations, both as advocates in their community and volunteers on the shoreline. We work with scientists and policymakers to protect the Bay as our region’s most important natural resource—essential to our environment, economy, and quality of life.