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Field Trip - South Bay Salt Works

The South Bay Salt Works at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge is a collection of salt ponds used to extract salt from seawater by evaporation. This area is normally closed to the public, except for a few SDAS led walks during the bird non-breeding fall and winter months. We will learn about the history of the salt works, and the process of obtaining salt from nature. We also look to see birds, including Peregrine Falcon, Belding’s Savannah Sparrow, as well as wintering shorebird and duck species. There is a choice of walks on flat terrain. One is about 3.0 miles, retracing its route. The other is 5.0 miles, and will follow the perimeter of the levees. No restrooms. Capped at 30 participants.

Directions: Take I-5 to Chula Vista and exit on Palomar Street. Go west to the T-intersection at Bay Blvd. and turn left. Drive .3 miles and park on the right outside the gated fence.

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