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The Bay Area's Massive Wetlands Restoration Project Is Working

Vast stretches of industrial salt ponds are slowly creeping back to natural, wildlife-friendly state.
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Fly over the southern finger of the San Francisco Bay and you’ll encounter a bizarre sight: vast pens of vividly colored water, some rusty like Martian soil and others as deep crimson as slaughterhouse blood.

These are the region’s productive salt ponds, which Matthew Coolidge of the Center for Land Use Interpretation once described to CityLab thus: