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  • Jeanne Rosenmeier

Explore the Lower Walnut Creek Restoration Project

Updated: Jan 26, 2023


Where Walnut Creek -the stream, not the town - meets Suisun Bay, it is getting a new life. After many years as a sad, diked and silted, artificial channel, it is being reborn as a lively mix of revitalized habitat for a wide variety of plants, birds, mammals and fish. Though it's not yet open to the public, we got a guided tour with Paul Detjens, the project manager, from the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.

Here is the project's website:



Slideshow of photos taken during our visit (by Christy)









Here's a map of the project. We visited the North Reach. Note the proximity to the Point Edith Ecological Reserve, as well as various commercial and industrial sites.




Maps courtesy of the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.












And here is a map of the amenities you will find when it opens toward the end of 2023 or beginning of 2024.

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