Partnering to protect the Bay-Delta Estuary
Learn more about our Work
It is not enough to work toward an Estuary that is ecologically healthy and resilient. Without a commitment to eliminating racial inequity and environmental injustice, we are bound to perpetuate it. We have a lot of work to do.
Please read the San Francisco Estuary Partnership’s statement here.
State of the Estuary Summit
Friday October 1st, 2021
SFEP’s State of the Estuary Conference will take place as a one day Summit this year, showcasing the latest information about the region’s work to sustain and improve the estuary’s habitats, living resources, water quality, climate resilience, and environmental stewardship.
Find other events of interest on the Fall 2021 Conference Map.
Measure AA 2021 Grant Round
2021 Request for Proposals
The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority’s latest grant round is open!
Full proposals for the Grant Round are due October 7, 2021.
Visit the Restoration Authority’s Grants Page for more information.
Estuary Blueprint Update
The Estuary Blueprint–also known as the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the San Francisco Estuary–is currently undergoing an update.
For more information and to get involved, visit the Estuary Blueprint page.
Estuary News Magazine
About the Estuary Partnership
The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is a collaborative regional program of resource agencies, non-profits, citizens, and scientists working to protect, restore, and enhance water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in and around the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary. Working cooperatively, we share information and resources that result in studies, projects, and programs that improve the Estuary and communicate its value and needs to the public. The Association of Bay Area Governments is the home agency for Partnership staff and finances. Our offices are located at the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco. Please see our Implementation Committee meeting dates and materials here.
The Estuary Blueprint maps out the regional actions needed for a healthy, resilient San Francisco Estuary.
Originally created in 1993 under the title “Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan,” the document has undergone several updates. The most recent update was completed in 2016. The Estuary Partnership is now updating the Blueprint for 2022-2026 priority actions.
Click below to learn more and provide your opinion on the biggest challenges facing the Estuary and what should be done to tackle them in the 2022 update!
News Around the Estuary
- DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: The changing climate’s snowball effect; A ‘thirsty’ atmosphere is propelling NorCal’s drought into the record books; Restore the Delta resigns from Delta Conveyance Design & Construction Authority SEC; and more …
- UPDATE on curtailment status of water rights and claims in the Delta watershed
- CV-SALTS UPDATE: Nitrate program growth and critical salt program deadline
- WEEKLY WATER NEWS DIGEST for Sept 19-24: Metropolitan prepares for the upcoming Colorado River negotiations; plus all the top California water news of the week
- DAILY DIGEST, 9/24: Newsom commits $15B to combat wildfire, drought and climate change; State Water Board adopts guidelines for pandemic water bill debt; Upper Klamath irrigators challenge water transfer to wildlife refuge; FERC denies extension on Potter Valley Project application; and more …
- FEATURE: Metropolitan Water District prepares for the upcoming Colorado River negotiations
- NOTICE: San Joaquin River Restoration Program Postpones Restart of Restoration Flows
- FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Release of DRAFT 2021 Guidelines/Proposal Solicitation Package (GLs/PSP) for the Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Grant Program