拯救海湾的工作是大规模地恢复海湾的栖息地, both through advancing sound science 和 by securing the funding necessary for these projects.
Wetl和 plants filter the pollution to actually clean the Bay by trapping polluted runoff before toxins can reach open water.
California’s wetl和s provide tremendous benefits to the state from tourism, fishing, 和 recreation.
Tidal marshes are one of the natural systems that capture 和 store carbon from the atmosphere.
健康的潮汐沼泽是觅食和繁殖地, 为数百个物种提供食物, 包括许多受到威胁和濒危的物种.
Wetl和s are beautiful areas of open space around the highly urbanized Bay Area, 和 many trails 和 parks near wetl和s provide residents with places to hike, birdwatch, 自行车, kayak, 和更多的.
许多居民在海平面或海平面以下生活和工作. 湿地可以提供洪水保护，因为它们就像海绵一样, slowing down 和 soaking up large quantities of water from storms 和 high tides.
不管这些土地有多重要, 在过去的200年里, 由于人类活动，我们失去了海湾90%的湿地. 在湾, 湿地是这里, 排干, 或将其转变为农业地区, 盐的生产, 和城市发展. 拯救海湾的报告， 绿化海湾, 列出了需要100个,000 acres of 海涂 habitat around the Bay 和 identified local funding as the key to creating a healthy Bay for future generations. 2016年，拯救海湾和其他合作伙伴成功地确保了通过 测量AA, which will provide $500 million to fund critical restoration projects over the next 20 years. 这笔基金将为修复工作拨出资源, 增强, 保护, 和 enjoyment of wetl和s 和 wildlife habitat in San Francisco Bay 和 along its shoreline.
的 过渡区, or ecotone, is the integrated area where two different habitats meet. 沿着海湾海岸线, 生境的连续体包括潮下, 海涂, 过渡区, 和高地. 这个历史上广泛, gently sloping habitat between the marsh 和高地 is an integral component of a complete wetl和 system 和 in many areas, 它只剩下几英尺宽了. This habitat is where 保存湾’s Habitat Restoration team focuses their efforts.
Transition zones provide resources 和 refuge from high tides for a number of important species including the Ridgway的铁路 和 盐沼捕鼠它们都是联邦濒危物种，也是湾区的特有物种. 这些区域也充当活动走廊, 这是连接两个相邻栖息地的重要功能. Restoring wetl和 过渡区s reconnects habitat fragmented due to human activity, 和 in turn better supports the complex 和 interconnected ecology of the Bayl和s.
湿地过渡带的恢复对人类也有好处! Transition zones along the shoreline can buffer our communities from high tides, 风暴潮, 在恶劣天气情况下，海浪从海湾升起, 随着气候变化，这些事件将变得更加频繁和极端. 另外, wider 过渡区s adjacent to marshes can help protect our urban areas while also allowing enough space for marshes to move upl和 和 adapt to sea level rise. Transition zones also process 和 filter nutrients from the upl和s or from rivers 和 creeks 和 upstream sources before they enter the Bay. 从历史上看, humans have occupied 和 accessed the shoreline for all types of cultural activities including accessing food resources 和 living at the edge of the shoreline, 和更多的 recently using the shore for recreational 和 educational activities.
Ensuring that we protect 和 restore these unique habitats is vital for both humans 和 wildlife. 最近的贝兰兹目标更新报告 identified the need for more 和 larger 过渡区s to ensure the preservation of the ecosystem services that these areas provide, particularly in the face of sea level rise 和 other climate change impacts. Many restored 过渡区s of years past comprised smaller project sites with narrow, 毗邻沼泽的边缘生境. 与我们的合作伙伴一起, we are now working on more 和 larger 过渡区s (15-40 acres in size) 和 piloting innovative methods to grow thous和s of plants for our restoration work. 的 奥罗·洛马水平堤坝项目 我们目前的工作 加州海岸保护协会和 U.S. 鸦林镇的鱼类和野生动物管理局和 贝尔马林键 are examples of how we are scaling up 和 providing leadership to restore large-scale 过渡区s.
保存湾 operates four nursery facilities to support our habitat restoration work. 我们繁殖和外植大约35个,000–40,每年种植000株, between our facilities in the Palo Alto Bayl和s 和 马丁·路德·金. 海岸线. Our operations at the Oro Loma Sanitary District 和 贝尔马林键 provide the extra capacity to significantly scale up our propagation numbers 和 grow plants for large wetl和 restoration projects.
与帕洛阿尔托市合作, 保存湾 has been operating Bayl和s Nursery for 20+ years 的 facility comprises of a greenhouse, 为种植植物而建的阴凉的大房子, 还有一个大工棚, 我们储存工具的地方, 教育用品, 和恢复设备. This nursery supplies the equipment for most of our sites on the west side of the Bay.
将近20年了, 保存湾 has been partnering with the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) to operate the nursery on the 马丁·路德·金. 海岸线. 马丁·路德·金苗圃支持我们东湾许多站点的植物繁殖, in addition to providing valuable program opportunities for volunteers who want to work in our nurseries.
与奥罗·洛马卫生区合作, 保存湾 maintains 17 raised beds to grow wetl和 plants for the 奥罗·洛马水平堤坝项目. This nursery facility also provides plants for other 保存湾 restoration projects located in the East Bay
在2017年的冬天, 保存湾 began farming operations at a three-acre site at the 贝尔马林键 Wetl和 Restoration Project. In partnership with the California Coastal Conservancy 和 Plant Minded L和scapes at the Hamilton Nursery facility, we are restoring nearly 40 acres of seasonal wetl和s over the next two years.