Future Plans

Visitors to Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, whether on their own or on a walk led by a docent, rely on interpretive panels and displays to enrich their experience. Many of the panels now in the preserve are showing their age and are in need of replacement. CSPA has budgeted funding for the design and fabrication of new panels and signs.

Interpretive signs in need of replacement. (Photos: CSPA archive)

Improvements in Recent Years

(Photo: CSPA archive)
(Photo: CSPA archive)
(Photo: CSPA archive)
Stairways and Benches

CSPA paid for the materials to replace two dilapidated stairways and two benches used by visitors to the marsh. A team of park volunteers, led by Jim Mazzone, donated time and labor to construct them. One stairway joins Pescadero State Beach’s middle parking lot to the pedestrian walkway on the west side of Highway 1. This parking lot is commonly used by visitors to the marsh as well as to the beach, and it is the meeting place for bi-monthly tours of the marsh that are led by volunteer docents. The second stairway is used to reach the path to the marsh from the pedestrian walkway beside the highway. One new bench is on the observation deck in the marsh and the other is along a popular trail.

Pedestrian Bridge

CSPA coordinated donations and funding for the installation of the pedestrian bridge near the northern end of the preserve and close to the highway. This bridge is approximately 120 feet long and required the use of heavy equipment to put it in place. The bridge connects a trail that parallels the highway to a trail between two of the marsh’s larger ponds.