The Otay River Estuary Restoration Project is a partnership between Poseidon Resources (Channelside) LP and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create, restore, and enhance 125 acres of coastal wetlands to benefit native fish, wildlife and plant species, and provide habitat for migratory shorebirds and other salt marsh–dependent species within the South San Diego Bay.
Purpose and Need
Poseidon committed to developing and implementing a Marine Life Mitigation Plan to mitigate environmental impacts from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant, which was completed in 2015. The Otay River Estuary Restoration Project helps fulfil this commitment.
The partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Poseidon to restore the coastal wetlands and wildlife habitats within the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge benefits the public and allows Poseidon to meet its mitigation requirements for the Carlsbad Desalination Plant.