Next time you drive east on Interstate 80, before you cross the Yolo Causeway, be sure to look for the brand-new sign that was installed on May 22, 2020. The sign displays the logos of the many Yolo Basin partners who worked together towards the establishment of the Vic Fazio Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. The original sign was destroyed during a big wind storm in the winter of 2017. “Yolo Basin Foundation is pleased to be able to honor former Congressman Vic Fazio by installing the new sign. His legacy lives on through the thousands of people who visit the 16,800-acre Vic Fazio Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area each year and the hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife that call it home,” stated Bill Ziebron, Yolo Basin Foundation Board Chair.
Ducks Unlimited provided the new sign design. Manufacture and installation of the sign was made possible through funding from California Department of Water Resources, California State Water Contractors Association, and Kathy Sawyer, wife of Vic Fazio.