The Navy will implement the environmental remediation plan for Site 32 on the western end of the former airfield. The plan calls for covering the entire 60-acre site with three free of clean soil without raising the elevation of the existing wetlands. Thus, the existing wetlands will be excavated to a depth of three feet, and then three feet of replacement clean soil will be brought in to re-contour the wetlands.
Most of the water in the accompanying photos, taken in March 2019, is from rainwater. However, this wetland is also low enough in elevation that it receives water via tidal pressure from the Bay.
The Navy’s soil cover and wetland work is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. Seeding the entire area with native vegetation is expected to occur in early 2020.
The adjacent Site 1 cleanup area at the very tip of Alameda Point is completed. The higher elevation of Site 1 is visible in the photos and is a result of the three-foot soil cover that was placed on the site.
Both Site 1 and Site 32 are part of the proposed 150-acre regional park.