Francis Collins’ Boatworks plans, dated December 2014, went before the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission this week. The plan is to create 182 new homes, scaled back from the 240 proposed in the project’s original plan. As part of the project, the Bay Trail will be extended along the estuary creating an open space for the public to use.
Members of Tau Beta Pi remove weeds near the least tern nesting area in November.
Volunteers at the Alameda Point nesting site of the endangered California least tern continued their efforts this fall after a successful 2014 nesting season.
The first recorded use of the airfield by the least terns was in the mid-1970s when the Navy began efforts to protect their nesting area from vehicle and personnel disturbance. Today, Alameda Point is one of California’s endangered species success stories.