In an effort to protect sensitive wildlife and riparian areas used by local and migratory birds, the City of Mill Valley is pleased to announce the initial phase of the Bayfront Park Habitat Mitigation Project, which will take place at the end of August and beginning of September.
The MV2040 General Plan directs the City to protect and restore the waters, stream corridors, and marshlands and maintain healthy riparian zones, such as those adjacent shoreline habitats of upper Richardson Bay. The Bayfront Park Habitat Mitigation Project, approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission in June of this year, will include a split-rail fence that will run along the southern-most perimeter of the park, adjacent to the outlet of the Arroyo Corte Madera del Presidio Creek (see photo). This area, between the Mill Valley-Sausalito Multi-use Path and the south-easternmost tip of the park, has been identified as an important resting, feeding, and nesting habitat for local and migratory birds.
The goal of the fence is to provide a barrier to prevent people and dogs from entering the sensitive tidal area. The fence will provide a physical barrier, but not be so tall as to block the scenic views enjoyed at the point. After the installation of the fence, City staff will plant native shrubs to visually integrate the fence line and provide important wildlife habitat.
The City of Mill Valley would like to thank the Mill Valley Streamkeepers for their generous donation of fencing materials for this project. Questions and comments on the project may be addressed to: Denise Andrews, Operations Superintendent at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brandon Stewart, Parks Maintenance Superintendent at email@example.com.