Initial Construction Begins on Eastern Promenade Rejuvenation Project
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
In October 2019 work will commence to fortify 950 feet of coastline along the northern shore of Coyote Point Recreation Area. The Eastern Promenade Rejuvenation Project responds to erosion of the San Francisco Bay by restoring natural coastal features while providing recreational access to this popular beach-goer and windsurfing spot.
Phase one of the construction, projected to begin on Tuesday, October 15, involves removal of 80 blue gum eucalyptus from the project area as indicated in the Tree Report included in the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Addendum. This phase has the added benefit of reducing public safety hazard in the park. The broad-leaf evergreen canopy of blue gum eucalyptus is subject to spontaneous limb failure, known as ‘sudden limb drop,’ a condition which is unpredictable and not fully understood by scientists and may be compounded by the windy conditions common to Coyote Point.
For further information on this phase of the project, please contact:
County Arborist, San Mateo County Parks Department
Proceeding with grant funds from the California Natural Resources Agency, the reconstruction phase of this project will go out to bid for contractors in February 2020 and is expected to begin in Summer 2020.