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Closure to Sea Lion Overlook Stairs for Repairs from January 6 through March 1, 2014

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Date: December 17, 2013
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135

The wooden staircase at the Sea Lion Overlook will be closed for repairs from January 6 through March 1, 2014. National Park Service (NPS) staff will replace the stairs using non-leaching materials in order to reduce potential delivery of pollutants to the Point Reyes Headlands Area of Special Biological Significance (ASBS), a State Water Quality Protection Area.

The Sea Lion Overlook stairs were identified as a discharge location to the Point Reyes Headlands ASBS in a State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) study. The Sea Lion Overlook project is part of a SWRCB Proposition 84 water quality improvement project grant managed by the County of Marin. The NPS, in partnership with the County, has completed a number of other additional projects under this grant, including installation of water quality best management practices that will help the county and park ranchers meet water quality regulations and aid in the protection of the unique aquatic resources contained within the Point Reyes Headlands ASBS and Duxbury Reef ASBS.


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Harbor Seal Pup, © Sue Van Der Wal

Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...