Habitat Restoration

Restoring wetlands lost since the Gold Rush is a prime objective of many SFEP projects. Learn more | Photo: Michael Layefsky


Fish & Wildlife Recovery

Our projects benefit fish, birds, and the food web that supports critical species. Learn more | Photo: Verne Nelson


Water Quality Improvement

Our projects focus on trash, urban pesticides, and sediment and pathogens in creeks and streams. Learn more | Photo: Josh Bradt


Watershed Management

Protecting Bay Area watersheds is key to the health of the Bay and Estuary. Learn more | Photo: Grant Lake, Jos. D. Grant Park. By Grey3000



All of us share responsibility for a healthy Estuary. Our many educational projects spread the word about how we can support this vital ecosystem. Learn more  |  Photo: Mike Vukman

The San Francisco Estuary Partnership

The San Francisco Bay-Delta is named in the federal Clean Water Act as one of 28 “estuaries of national significance." For over 20 years, the San Francisco Estuary Partnership has worked together with local communities and federal and state agencies to improve the health of California’s most urbanized estuary.

NBC Covers Ora Loma Living Levee

Partnership News

Measure AA Passes
Mini Restoration Authority PhotoOn June 7, voters from the 9 counties ringing the San Francisco Bay have approved a $12 parcel tax to fund restoration work in the San Francisco Bay. This parcel tax will raise $25 million annually. Check out this SF Chronicle article to learn more!
San Pablo Avenue Stormwater Spine Bid Packages
San Pablo Front Page PhotoSFEP is pleased to announce the release of the construction bid advertisement for the San Pablo Avenue Green Stormwater Spine Project. The bid documents are separated into two packages: Package A - Emeryville site and Package B - Six sites. Bids are due to SFEP by 5 pm on June 2 with bid openings at the SFEP offices at 10am on June 3.  
Novato Creeks Baylands Vision
novato visionExplore the Novato Creeks Baylands Vision! Released by the San Francisco Estuary Institute as part of the EPA funded Flood Control 2.0 Project, this report explores the potential for integrating ecological functions into flood risk management on lower Novato Creek. Please click here for more information.

News around the Estuary

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Cullinan Ranch Breached!

S.F. wants to add groundwater to tap

Despite Rain, Coho Salmon Still Struggling – Audio

Flood program aims to keep shorelines above water