Monday October 24, 2022

Fox 5 San Diego

A groundbreaking ceremony took place on Friday to commemorate the start of construction on the Otay River Estuary Restoration Project, according to a press release by seawater desalination developer Poseidon Resources.

The project, in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will create, restore and enhance approximately 125 acres of coastal wetland and salt marsh habitat in the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge to protect native fish, wildlife and plant species.

“It is more important now than ever to protect and preserve our coastal environment,” said George Dowden, President of the Friends of San Diego Wildlife Refuges. “We applaud Poseidon and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their continued dedication to preserving our beautiful coastline and promoting environmental sustainability.”

San Diego Bay is home to several threatened and endangered wildlife species who depend on the mudflats and salt marshes that have slowly been lost over the years, Poseidon Resources noted.

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