McNabney Marsh Odor Issue – Open House

UPDATE-September 14, 2015

MVSD wants to provide you with an update on the odor issues at McNabney Marsh. The consultant we hired to remove the odorous materials completed their work on September 4. Unfortunately, this effort was not as successful as we had hoped it would be at mitigating the odors. The next steps we are taking to tackle this issue include:

  • The tide gates are expected to be closed this week for a tide gate maintenance project conducted by EcoServices. We are hopeful this will allow enough time to drain the marsh, dry out the decaying material, and reduce the odors. However, we are unsure how long EcoServices will be able to keep the gates closed. EcoServices is required to provide tidal influences for vegetation monitoring purposes. They are sensitive to the odor issue and are working with the District to resolve the issue while complying with the monitoring requirements. This will most likely temporarily increase odor nuisance to the Vine Hill neighborhood but should reduce odors in the long run because exposure of the odorous material to sun and air should oxidize and neutralize odors.
  • Additionally we hope that the anticipated wet winter weather will assist in flushing out the marsh.
  • The District, with the assistance of the other stakeholders in the Peyton Slough Wetlands, will seek to have the tide gates managed in a different manner in order to prevent the retention of stagnant water in McNabney Marsh from February through the summer. This tide gate management method was originally implemented to prevent the flooding of nesting birds without the foresight that it would increase odor concerns.
  • Experts have advised against the application of products to the marsh. Therefore, the District is investigating additional means of reducing or preventing odors.

The District conducted an Open House on Wednesday September 9, 2015 to update Vine Hill residents on the odor issue.

We understand this is an ongoing annoyance for area residents and we appreciate your patience as we work to eliminate the odors coming from McNabney Marsh. For updates, please call or email (925-228-5635×10 and info@mvsd.org) with further questions.

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