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Presidio Nature: Restoring Marshland at the Presidio’s Quartermaster Reach

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 Category Nature and Science; Park Management

The future Quartermaster Reach

In late 2019, the Presidio Trust breaks ground on one of its most transformative environmental restoration projects to date—replacing seven acres of asphalt adjacent to Crissy Field with beautiful new marshland.

The project will link the national park’s largest watershed—known as Tennessee Hollow—to San Francisco Bay through Crissy Marsh, creating a new destination known as Quartermaster Reach. It’s the latest step in a 20-year effort by the Presidio Trust, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service to return streams once moved underground by the Army back to the surface, creating precious habitat for native plants and wildlife as well as up-close experiences of nature for visitors.

We’re closing a section of Mason Street at Crissy Field for six months so we can install culverts that will allow the fresh waters from the Tennessee Hollow Watershed to meet the salt water of San Francisco Bay. All organizations and destinations at Crissy Field remain open, with detours available. For complete details about the restoration and a map, visit the Quartermaster Reach webpage.

The San Francisco Chronicle and ABC-7 recently visited the Presidio to learn more about this transformational project. Check out their feature stories.

ABC7’s interview, “San Francisco’s Presidio Planning New Wetland” >>

Read Peter Fimrite’s San Francisco Chronicle’s article, “On the Edge of SF’s Presidio, Restoring a Watershed Will Benefit Nature and Humans” >>

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