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OpenRoad With Doug McConnell

With Doug McConnell

Hamilton Field Transformation

Army and Air Force runways have been transformed into wetlands where nature is thriving.

How a place for wings of man became home for wings of nature (Published Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016)

Meet two of the people responsible for the amazing transformation of the historic Hamilton Airfield in Marin County.  Once an important Army and Air Force base, the once-busy Hamilton runways have been buried beneath many feet of silt dredged from the Bay to create a flourishing 750-acre wetland with thousands of native plants taking root and native wildlife finding new refuges in tidal and seasonal marshlands. This long and complex project, guided by the Army Corps of Engineers and the California Coastal Conservancy is an inspiring and beautiful addition to our bay shoreline and is easily accessible for all of us to enjoy on a new section of the San Francisco Bay Trail.

HELPFUL LINKS

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wwiibayarea/ham.HTM

http://www.marinij.com/general-news/20140301/novato-marshland-at-hamilton-field-comes-back-to-life

https://www.facebook.com/HamiltonFieldHistoryMuseum

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