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Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project: 1-Year Anniversary Celebration

Project Manager Lorraine Parsons giving a PowerPoint presentation on Changes in Water Quality during the Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project's 1-Year Celebration at the Red Barn Classroom.

Project Manager Lorraine Parsons giving a PowerPoint presentation on Changes in Water Quality.

More than 125 people attended the Red Barn event in the afternoon to hear brief updates on the project from Project Manager Lorraine Parsons and changes in hydrology and evolution of the wetlands and changes in fish use and bird and other animal use from Lorraine Parsons, Park hydrologist Brannon Ketcham, and local avian expert, John Kelly of Audubon Canyon Ranch. In addition, Rachel Kamman of Kamman Hydrology & Engineering discussed recent results from computer hydrologic monitoring on the potential effects of sea level rise on Tomales Bay.

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