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Environmental Project Could Lead To Restoration Of Mission Bay Marshland

Kendall-Frost reserve is flooded as King tides move in.  The reserve could be expanded to include the Campland on the Bay area in the background on Dec. 5, 2017.
Katie Schoolov
Kendall-Frost reserve is flooded as King tides move in. The reserve could be expanded to include the Campland on the Bay area in the background on Dec. 5, 2017.
An effort to uncover how much carbon is hidden under Mission Bay could lead to future restoration and redevelopment of the marsh.

A project aimed at restoring the marshland habitat around Mission Bay could be a plus for the environment and be an economic windfall for San Diego.

That’s because the carbon that may be trapped in the existing wetlands could be used to offset pollution goals for the city.

However, the ReWild Mission Bay proposal competes with an alternative proposal to cut back on marshland and build more amenities around Mission Bay.

A coalition of the Audubon Society, the Kumeyaay Nation and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are urging the city to study and adopt the marshland reclamation plan, ReWild Mission Bay.

San Diego Union-Tribune reporter David Garrick joined Midday Edition on Tuesday with more.