A network of dikes and dams has kept seawater away from an old hay farm near the mouth of Napa River for nearly a century. Now it's close to being returned to its natural condition
When the restoration work on the old Cullinan Ranch is completed, early in 2014, there will still be some notable differences from the way that land existed in the 19th century. As Mark Holmes of the Bay Institute explains, the currnet project includes adding recreational access for low-impact visitors.
Much more information about this project, including many additional pictures, can be found on the website devoted to it.
The map below shows the greater region in which the restoration work is happening.