SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Earlier this summer was my first visit to the Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh. Unless you've spent time walking around Mission Bay you'd probably miss this undeveloped corner of PB. You can view the marsh and its birds from Crown Point Drive near Honeycutt and Lamont. It's the only place where you'll find a little peace and quiet in an otherwise busy party scene.
On this special tour, thanks to Friends of Mission Bay Marshes, we had to wear rubber boots because it was super muddy. At one point my photojournalist Tom Warren got so stuck in the mud, he handed the Go Pro to me to get more pictures. It was great to get this point of view over Mission Bay.
Originally, I stopped by to learn about the brand new mural on one trailer. I found out a friend of mine who lives in the neighborhood introduced a mutual friend's daughter to the volunteers here at the marsh. Celeste Byers is the artist who turned a bland trailer into a wonderful mural. She has painted other large scale murals too. To visit the reserve, an application and reservation must be submitted to the UCSD Natural Reserve System at least a month in advance. For more information: nrs.ucsd.edu/reserves/kendall.html
To learn about efforts to further preserve this marsh visit: missionbaywetlands.org/contact-resources/