Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday on a new trail at the Morro Bay State Park Marina.
The project calls for a boardwalk trail to be installed on a 10-acre peninsula at the marina that will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The peninsula was created with dredge material during the excavation of the marina in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Originally, the peninsula was barren land, but it now has a mixture of native and non-native plants that are interlaced with many informal trails. The project will establish a formal trail that will enhance viewing of the estuary and protect sensitive habitat, specifically for the Morro shoulderband snail.
The trail, which will be about two-thirds of a mile long, will avoid all wetland areas. The area will remain open for public use during the project, which is expected to conclude in the fall.