Though state officials have dubbed this pond on private property in Carmel Valley “high quality wetlands,” the Coastal Commission ordered it drained, but insisted the property owner create more wetlands.

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Carmel Valley accidental pond to be drained

Government needs wetlands north of 56

More than 17 years ago, land owner Robert Barczewski had a grading crew push a pile of dirt into a dip in a dirt road on his private property in northern Carmel Valley. The dip ...

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