Alameda Sun: Point Nature Reserve Nears Completion, October 31, 2013


Landscaping of the 100-acre landfill area on the southwest corner of Alameda Point is coming to a finish. The stabilization of the shoulder around the wetland area and the contouring of the site are completed. The contouring began last January and created the base layer with a specially-engineered slope. A small vehicle towed a radiation scanner over the area to make certain that it was radiation free.

Placement of the final soil cover is underway and the seeding of the landfill site with flowering native grasses is almost ready to begin.

The project has expanded the wetlands by several acres. The Bay Trail will eventually follow the shoreline along San Francisco Bay here. Funding and construction of the trail is not part of this project, however, and is yet to be funded.