All of us share responsibility for a healthy Estuary. SFEP’s educational efforts include its acclaimed Estuary News Magazine, and regional conferences such as the biennual State of the Estuary Conference and the Delta Science Conference. We have an active Clean Boating program focused on good waste management practices for the region’s marinas.
Bay Regional Conservation Goals
On January 27, 2011, a bold vision for the hidden part of the Bay was released. Working together, the California State Coastal Conservancy and Ocean Protection Council, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, BCDC, and the Estuary Partnership have uncovered significant findings based on pioneering new exploration and mapping of heretofore “hidden” aspects of the Estuary. It is the first time that comprehensive information about submerged areas in the Bay has been compiled. Read More
Reducing Pesticide Use
Insecticides and other pesticides reach urban streams and harm creek life. In fact, every single creek in the Bay Area is considered impaired by pesticides. Use effective, less-toxic alternatives for pest problems in your home and garden to improve the health of your local waterways. Read More
Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)
Supplemental Environmental Projects, or SEPs, allow a discharger to undertake an environmentally beneficial project as restitution for polluting water under the Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board)’s enforcement process. SFEP provides project oversight for active SEPs, to ensure that projects are completed according to agreements between the Water Board and dischargers. SFEP also assists in connecting projects to potential SEP opportunities. Read More