Crews removing rubble at Candlestick Point

February 16, 2009 11:58:45 AM PST
A project to remove concrete and surface rubble from parts of Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is scheduled to begin Thursday, according to the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

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The project, funded by a $1.2 million grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board, is expected to be completed by May.

The park's main day use areas will remain open during the work, according to park officials, who say the project is designed to improve the safety of visitor access to the shoreline bluff and interior areas of Candlestick Point.

Bay Youth for the Environment, a program by the nonprofit Literacy for Environmental Justice, will also revegetate the project area with native plants.

The rubble being removed dates back to landfill operations that occurred prior to the state park's ownership of the land. The rubble will be recycled so that it can be used for future projects at the site, and will also be used to enhance public access to the bluff area.

For more information on the project, contact Park Maintenance Supervisor Ernie Moises at (415) 671-0146.

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