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    Sunrise over Vallejo and Mt. Diablo as viewed from Cullinan Ranch
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    American Avocets feed in shallow tidal waters
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    Recently restored tidal marsh in the San Francisco Bay
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    Sandpipers take flight in a tidal lagoon
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    A quiet slough in the Napa Sonoma Marsh
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    Tidal marsh transitions to open water in the San Pablo Bay NWR



1/31/13 - New pictures added to the Phase II construction gallery...

10/30/12 - Major earthwork has been completed for Phase II...

8/6/12 - Phase II construction broke ground as the contractor mobilized...

1/10/12 - Construction on Phase I was completed at the end of the year...


Traffic Alerts

No planned impacts to traffic for the remainder of Phase II


Phase II Construction

Currently we are in Phase II of construction. Construction of Phase II of the Cullinan Ranch Restoration Project began in August, 2012. Objectives of this phase are to complete the construction of the highway protection levee, improve the levee forming the western boundary of the site, and install public access infrastructure at the Pond 1 Parking Lot. At the parking lot there will be a USFWS Kiosk with a viewing area, interpretive panels and benches as well as a 1.5 mile trail out to another viewing area on South Slough. In addition, a state of the art, universally accessible fishing pier and kayak launching facility will be constructed a short distance from the parking lot.

  • An excavator clears the brush along Pond 1 levee
  • The view backward from the cab of a scraper
  • A dozer harvests material to raise the Pond 1 levee
  • A scraper in front of the Napa River Bridge on Highway 37
  • Fisheye view of the blade of a dozer
  • A Cat 623 scraper
  • A dozer and compacter work to finish the setback levee
  • A dozer grades the side of the setback levee
  • A technician tests for compaction on the setback levee
  • The Setback levee will prevent tidal water from reaching the low portions of Highway 37
  • A Water Control Structure being constructed behind a sheetpile wall
  • A finished walkway to access the water control structure in Pond 1
  • A test run of the water control structure
  • A crane gets ready to drive the piles for the fishing pier
  • Crews work on constructing the fishing pier
  • Crews construct the sub-structure of the fishing pier
  • The Kiosk at the parking lot. Panels will be installed in the future