Diane Burgis, executive director of the Friends of Marsh Screek Watershed (FOMCW), announced yesterday that the City of Oakley is holding a ground breaking for the Marsh Creek Restoration Project at Creekside Park this Thursday at 4:30 pm.
This project was brought to the City of Oakley by FOMCW and the Natural Heritage Institute to restore the creek by widening its banks, constructing a creekside trail, planting shade trees and building a pedestrian bridge that links to East Bay Regional Park District’s Marsh Creek Regional Trail.
This project that brought together the City of Oakley, the Contra Costa Flood Control District, East Bay Regional Park District, Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed and the Natural Heritage Institute (who wrote the grant).
In the end the City of Oakley will have a more naturalized creek running through a popular park. Funding for this project comes from Proposition 50 and the California River Parkways Program. Proposition 50, the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act, was approved by the voters in 2002.
Map & Press Release from 2008.