Sunday, June 17, 2007
Marine Stadium Marine Reserve
This is a very small and bizarre reserve. It consists of two small patches of salt marsh (perhaps under 200 square feet total), some sandy shore, and riprap.
The upland portions are very pretty, but entirely landscaped by nonnative horticultural plants.
The surrounding park (Marine Vista Park) is also very pretty and a great place for picnic or recreation, but the nature reserve itself is not worth much of a visit. The nearby Jack Dunster Marine Reserve is a much better destination for exploring a natural habitat.
I imagine the "marine reserve" designation is a zoning restriction meant to protect the wetland remnants from further destruction.