Arrowhead Marsh

Arrowhead MarshArrowhead Marsh stands as a remnant of what was once the dominant landscape around the edge of the Bay. Supporting an abundant and diverse economy of plants and animals, the marshes served as the nursery of the seas. They provide food and shelter for the young of many species from jellyfish to jack smelt. The young grew in the marsh's protective boundaries and then made their way into the Bay and ocean beyond. Today, these fragments of wetland remain to support a reduced yet tenacious cadre of life in the marsh.

Sharol Nelson-Embry
East Bay Regional Park District

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