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Jim Robins, the senior technical director at San Mateo Resource Conservation District, shows where the water once was under a bridge at the Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve.

Restoring a San Mateo County creek to keep new generations of fish thriving

The heavy construction equipment had been removed, so Kellyx Nelson walked out on a breezy bluff to take stock of the stunning panorama of newly channeled waterways and marsh that she helped design near Pescadero State Beach.

The executive director of the San Mateo Resource Conservation District was admiring the restoration of 8,000 feet of the Butano Creek stream channel, the largest and most ambitious of a series of projects the district is spearheading to stop chronic flooding, bring back endangered fish and restore 28 acres of degraded wetlands at Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve.

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