With this project, the Port is enhancing and investing in the South Bay – and it will be a win-win-win. A win for the environment, a win for the adjacent communities, and a win for the regional economy.
The Port of San Diego is proposing to construct 76.5 acres of coastal wetland habitat at Pond 20 to create a mitigation bank, the first of its kind for San Diego Bay. Pond 20, a former salt evaporation pond in south San Diego Bay, is currently vacant, isolated from tidal influence, and provides little habitat value due to its salt-encrusted surface and invasive plants. The wetland mitigation bank at Pond 20 would be a future catalyst supporting valuable ecosystem services such as protection from storm surges and erosion, increased biodiversity, improved water quality, increased carbon sequestration capacity, and more, while also providing pathways for additional wetland mitigation banks.
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