Newark Wetlands are at Risk

Mowry Village

“Climate activists are pushing back on a contentious shoreline housing project in the South Bay city of Newark. By building there, the activists believe, the city will miss an opportunity to restore sensitive wetlands and areas for them to migrate to as seas rise.

Marshes are the region’s first line of defense against rising seas, and the Bay Area has just 15% of its wetlands left. Environmental advocates want these ecosystems protected.”

- Ezra David Romero, KQED. Read the full article.

Newark’s Baylands could be restored as a vital buffer to protect us against sea level rise. This is an important site with regional impacts, which is why our Bay Alive Campaign in collaboration with other environmental organizations are tracking this issue. Learn more about how nature-based solutions work and how you can get involved.