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Garaventa Wetlands
Mallard ducks at Garvanta Weblands

Garaventa Wetlands Preserve

At first glance this 21.4 acre area may not seem impressive. However, the densely packed shrubs, seasonal wetlands, and alkaline soil make this a special place. Not every plant can survive in these conditions, but this unique seasonal wetland supports unusual plant and animal life that deserves special protection. This wetland preserve is currently closed to the public, but you can take a walk on the nearby Altamont Creek Trail located south of the preserve and look for burrowing owls, northern harriers, loggerhead shrikes, red-winged blackbirds and western meadowlarks. As the water pools dry up, circles of wildflowers make a brief but stunning appearance.

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