The city of Martinez is exploring partnerships with area agencies in finding ways to improve wildlife habitat, including the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse.
The city is talking to the East Bay Regional Park District about improvements to Pond No. 2 in the marina area, according to the March 1 weekly newsletter by Martinez City Manager Phil Vince.
Also, the city is talking to the Muir Heritage Land Trust about the trust's project to improve wildlife habitat at the Pacheco Marsh east of the Carquinez Bridge, Vince said.
Pickle weed and other habitats and potential habitats of the mouse were the subject of much debate as the City Council talked about a dredging program at the City Council last September and October.