Eckley Pier Piling Removal Project

Aerial view of pilings in the water with train tracks to the right of the waterline.

The Eckley Pier Removal Project in the Carquinez Strait near the town of Crockett is underway. This project involves removing roughly 400 timber creosote piles and deck debris. The pilings are the remains of the old Southern Pacific Ferry Terminal, a collection of rotten pilings jutting from the water. The structure, roughly 270 feet long and situated below the Bull Calley staging area in the Carquinez Strait Shoreline Park, is located along the shore between Crockett and the city of Martinez. Visitors enjoy the spot for its fishing at Eckley Pier, hiking on the Bull Valley Trail, and vistas of the northern Bay Area. Cleaning up the waterway and removing the creosote-treated timber piles and deck debris will improve the environment and the health and safety of the Crockett community. The demolition work started on October 30, 2023, and will take about three weeks to finish.

Below is a drone video of the area in July 2023.

Scroll through the gallery below to see the progress that’s been made. Photos courtesy of CS Marine Constructors, Inc.

Larger view available. Credit: NOAA Office of Response & Restoration. 


Public Land Manager
Vicki Caldwell

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Abandoned Commercial Vessel Removal Plan

AB 2441 (Frazier, 2019) requires the Commission to develop a plan to remove abandoned and derelict commercial vessels in the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta.

Abandoned Commercial Vessel Removal Plan

Best Management Practices

The Commission’s best management practices are advisory and provide guidance to local entities responsible for marine debris removal. The Commission adopted these best management practices in 2016, following the enactment of AB 1323 (Frazier), which required the Commission to adopt best management practices for marine debris removal after consulting with interested state and local entities.

Best Management Practices for Marine Debris Removal