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SEPs allow a discharger to undertake an environmentally beneficial project as restitution for polluting water under the Regional Water Quality Control Board’s enforcement process. The Partnership provides oversight services for these projects.  
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Healthy Watersheds, Resilient Baylands includes 10 multi-benefit urban greening projects in the South Bay.
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Under a Clean Vessel Act grant from the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways, the Estuary Partnership manages a dynamic education/outreach program aimed at encouraging boaters to use pumpout and dump stations rather than discharging directly into the Estuary.
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The origin story of a project to lure Caspian terns to several barren islands in the South Bay Salt Pond Habitat Restoration Project stretches all the way to the mouth of the Columbia River in Washington. This bird story that turns out to be a fish tale shows what can happen when multiple agencies and...
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A 2013 article in Scientific America is getting fresh attention after the Oroville dam crisis. The article, written by USGS hydrologist Michael Dettinger and UC Berkeley paleoclimatologist B. Lynn Ingram examines California’s paleo-flood record. What the pair found, by looking far enough back, was that super floods are more common in California than originally thought. The...
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Suisun Marsh, located northeast of San Pablo Bay, is approximately 116,000 acres, making it one of the largest contiguous wetlands in the entire state. SFEP is working with project partners to develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of various Best Management Practices to address low dissolved oxygen and Methylmercury generation.
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Design, construction, and monitoring of an array of landscape-based stormwater treatment retrofits distributed along a 12.5 mile stretch of San Pablo Avenue, a major thoroughfare passing through a number of East Bay cities.
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