In 1979 Peter Walker prepared a general development plan for a 544-acre regional park on the west shore of southern San Francisco Bay. The plan included a park-use program, development of relationships between land and water areas, and advice on the use of the extensive sanitary-fill areas. Some 30 years later, Shoreline Regional Park remains one of the gems of the South Bay. Features include a 50-acre small-boat sailing lake, an 18-hole golf course with clubhouse and banquet facilities, irrigated meadowlands, a self-guided interpretive signage system, and eight miles of paved trails. Extensive wetlands include two tidal marshes, two sloughs, a seasonal marsh and storm-water retention basin, two creeks, and five irrigation reservoirs. For humans, recreational activities include jogging, walking, bird watching, kite flying, and sailing. For endangered wildlife—like the burrowing owls listed as a “Species of Special Concern” under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act—Shoreline offers life-preserving habitat. Jackrabbits dart through the brush, terns bank over shallow waters, egrets fish in the tidal marsh, and killdeer cry from their nests on the shore. From October through February, thousands of migratory birds using the Pacific Flyway stop off at Shoreline for a rest on their flight from Canada to Mexico.