The largest coastal wetlands restoration project in the nation is underway in San Francisco Bay. The goal is to restore 100,000 acres of wetlands -- which have suffered from a century and half of manmade destruction -- over the next twenty years.
Partially aquatic, partially terrestial, the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary marshlands once covered 542,000 acres.
By the late 20th century, only seven percent of the original, historic tidal wetlands remained.
The marshlands were a nursery ground for juvenile fish and habitat for millions of migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.
The Bay Institute works with dozens of partners to help restore San Francisco Bay's lost marshlands.
The Bay Institute is raising funds and promoting public support to restore 100,000 acres of wetlands.