In The News: Efforts To Conserve Sand Dunes In Oakley, California
On January 27, 2014 the San Francisco Chronicle published an article about efforts to preserve the historic sand dunes in Oakley, California. The article indicates the City of Oakley was built on sandy topography that was slowly buried by farming, flood control levees, and land development. According to the article local conservation advocates have been making an effort to educate the public about the role of sand dunes in the City’s past, and to preserve the dunes that are left. The Big Break Regional Shoreline is a 1,650 acre area along the San Joaquin River that is central to the dune preservation efforts. The park is maintained by the East Bay Regional Park District.