SACRAMENTO, California --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a services contract August 7 to Adanta Inc., of Napa, California to restore a self-sustaining tidal marsh at the site of the future VA clinic on Alameda Point, California. The VA Northern California Health Care System will administer the new clinic.
The four-year services contract, valued at up to $2,373,044, includes development, seed collection, propagation, restoration, and enhancement to ensure the wetland is completely established as a self-sustaining tidal marsh at the VA Alameda Point site. Seed collection and preparation is scheduled to start this summer, and the creation of the wetland is projected for completion in 2025.
Current environmental regulations require developers to make reasonable efforts to preserve habitat when facilities are built on wetland areas. The VA Alameda Wetland Services Contract is the Corps’ effort to comply with this requirement. In total, 8 acres of new tidal marsh will be installed and established, as will 3.3 acres of tidal transitional habitat; and 14.8 acres of existing tidal wetland will be enhanced.
Located near Oakland, the VA Alameda project will provide a 158,000-square-foot outpatient clinic; a columbarium; and administrative offices for the Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration. Construction is expected to be complete in 2025.
Release no. 20-024