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.

San Pablo Avenue StormWater Spine

2-Emeryville-Site-Conceptual-Design2Seven East Bay cities have selected eight locations for LID retrofits along a 12.5 mile length of San Pablo Avenue, a major arterial roadway. When complete, this project will treat urban runoff contributed from over 9 acres of impervious streets, sidewalks, parking lots, and roofs. Check out the San Pablo Avenue Green Stormwater Spine project page for the latest in this multi-city effort to address stormwater management concerns! Learn More

Check out this article by the Contra Costa Times!

Partnership News

Chinook BookCheck out the Less Toxic Pest Control section of the Chinook Book smartphone/tablet app! by Our Water Our World, a project of local water pollution prevention agencies.
dog in surfBe a friend to the California Coast this tax season by making a donation to the Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund on your State tax form. www.checkthecoast.org
FC2pt0_StoryMap_Page_2_v2HOW CREEKS MEET THE BAY: Changing Interfaces Explore how creeks used to meet the Bay compared to today! As part of the Flood Control 2.0 project, the San Francisco Estuary Institute has launched an interactive map showing the historical and contemporary fluvial-tidal interface types. Explore the map here.

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