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Marshland Restoration Work Set To Begin In Greenbrae

GREENBRAE (CBS SF) -- Workers are set to start Monday on the restoration of a small section of marshland in the unincorporated Marin County community of Greenbrae with the goal of restoring habitat to several species of wildlife, county officials said.

About 1.4 acres of salt marsh at Hal Brown Park at Creekside at 231 Bon Air Road will have its vegetation replaced with native plants and graded to provide added habitat.

The new vegetation will create space for two endangered species of wildlife, Ridgeway's rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse.

The cost of the project is not expected to exceed $360,000, according to county officials.

The restoration project is part of an effort to mitigate the effects of a recently completed phase of the Central Marin Ferry Connector Multi-use Pathway project, which is about a mile east of the park and along San Francisco Bay.

The work will consist of safety measures along a separate trail that is used by students, parents and recreational walkers. The area being restored is next to Marin Catholic High School, Anthony G. Bacich Elementary School and Marin General Hospital.

County officials expect the project to be completed by the end of January 2017.

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