Water

Our work seeks to improve water quality and increase the quantity of fresh water available to the Estuary with projects that: increase drought resistance and water efficiency and reduce reliance on imported water; improve freshwater flow patterns, quantity, and timing to better support natural resources; and reduce contaminants entering the system and improve water quality.

Toxic Roads Replaced in Guadalupe Watershed

One of our mercury remediation projects in the Guadalupe River Watershed partnered with Santa Clara County to remove miles of toxic pavement from a local park. Over 600 lbs of mercury was removed from the watershed and over 4 miles of trails were improved for visitors.
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Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program

The Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program (WRMP) is convening stakeholders from a broad range of backgrounds and expertise to plan and implement a regional monitoring program for wetlands and streams in the Bay Area and the Delta. 
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Green Streets

Information designed for municipal officials and staff people who want to learn more about planning for, funding, and implementing green infrastructure and sustainable stormwater solutions.
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Healthy Watershed, Resilient Baylands

Healthy Watersheds, Resilient Baylands includes 10 multi-benefit urban greening projects in the South Bay.
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Suisun Marsh Monitoring Project

Developing, implementing, and assessing the effectiveness of various Best Management Practices to address low dissolved oxygen and Methylmercury generation in Suisun Marsh.
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Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia in the SF Estuary

Researching and monitoring the potential threats to the Estuary of ocean acidification and hypoxia.
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Sewer Lateral Ordinances

Addressing aging, overburdened sewer systems with an inventory and analysis of sewer lateral ordinances and funding opportunities for repairing sewer laterals.
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Supplemental Environmental Projects

Facilitating water quality improvement projects as restitution for violations under the Regional Water Quality Control Board’s enforcement process.  
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Clean Vessel Act Grant Program

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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Mercury in the Guadalupe Watershed

The Guadalupe River watershed is located just south of the San Francisco South Bay and begins in the eastern Santa Cruz Mountains. This historically rich watershed is one of seven anchor watersheds in the San Fancisco Bay and is home to the New Almaden Mining District, one of the largest historical mercury mines in the...
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San Pablo Avenue Green Stormwater Spine

Design, construction, and monitoring of an array of landscape-based stormwater treatment retrofits distributed along San Pablo Avenue, a major thoroughfare passing through a number of East Bay cities.
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Urban Greening Bay Area

Promoting the widespread use of Green Stormwater Infrastructure to help mitigate climate change impacts, improve water quality discharged into local waterways and the Bay, and realize a variety of ancillary co-benefits.
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Oro Loma Pilot Project – Horizontal Levee

A re-imagining of how a levee looks and what it can do to address flood risk and water quality concerns while providing critical ecosystem benefits.
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Reducing Pesticide Use

Outreach and education to residential home and garden pesticide users to reduce pesticide toxicity in impaired water bodies.
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Project Map

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