Wildcat Marsh

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Wildcat Marsh is the wetlands delta formed by the mouth of Wildcat Creek at its confluence with Castro Creek in Richmond, California.[1] The marsh is critical habitat for endangered species[1] and has been contaminated[2][3] and damaged[1] by runoff from the Chevron Richmond Refinery[2][3] and the city's landfill[1] and a salvage yard.[1] The marsh was isolated from tidal effects but restoration efforts are underway[1] as is the closure of the landfill[1] and cleanup of the mudflats contaminated by mercury[2][3] and PAHs[2][3] from the refinery.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g North Richmond Shoreline Specific Plan, Richmond website, by Brady and associates, June 1993, retrieved August 3, 2007
  2. ^ a b c d e Monitoring Program Summary, California Coastal Water Quality Monitoring Inventory, retrieved August 31, 2007
  3. ^ a b c d e Castro Cove/Chevron Richmond, CA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), retrieved August 1, 2007