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Shoreline Crab (Pachygrapsus Crassipes), Hayward Shoreline Salt Marsh. Hayward Regional Shoreline consists of 1,713 acres of salt, fresh, and brackish water marshes, and seasonal wetlands. Levees were originally built in Hayward and San Lorenzo to create land for salt production. Hayward Marsh, completed in 1985, is a 145-acre fresh and brackish water marsh and is somewhat unusual in that it relies on secondary treated effluent as the freshwater source. The marsh is made up of five managed ponds and has 15 islands that are utilized by many species of nesting birds. (East Bay Regional Park District 2009)
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