Johnson Landing and Mt. Eden Creek Watersheds
The Mt. Eden Creek and Johnson Landing watersheds share a contiguous border along Highway 92 in a light industrial area of Hayward. The small upland areas of the watersheds drain through underground culverts under an inland levee that separates them from a system of industrial salt ponds and wetlands along the bay shoreline known as the baylands. Most of the area within these two small watersheds is part of the baylands, where extensive progress is being made toward restoring tidal marsh and managed wetland habitat while continuing to provide flood control and adapt to rising sea levels.
South of Highway 92 within the .7-square-mile Mt. Eden Creek Watershed lies Eden Landing Ecological Reserve. Mt. Eden Creek was formerly a tidal slough that wound its way through what is now the reserve but was cut off from the surrounding tidal marsh with construction of the salt pond levees.
The .3-square-mile Johnson Landing Watershed lies north of Highway 92 and houses the southern portion of Hayward Regional Shoreline Park, which includes Hayward Marsh and the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center. The park is an excellent gateway for exploring the tidal marshes and managed wetlands along the shoreline.