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.
Federal Funds for Green Infrastructure
As federal agencies begin handing out billions of dollars to improve our nation’s aging water infrastructure, SFEP Staffer Josh Bradt speaks with NPR about the importance of green infrastructure for stormwater management. Listen to his interview on All Things Considered.
SFBRA Community Grants Program
2022 Coastal Watersheds Grant
Letters of Intent for Restore America’s Estuaries’ Coastal Watersheds Grant Program are due May 27, 2022. LOIs must include a Letter of Acknowledgement from the closest National Estuary Program.
To request a Letter of Acknowledgement from the San Francisco Estuary Partnership for your project, please see these instructions.
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.
News Around the Estuary
- WEEKLY WATER NEWS DIGEST for May 15-20: SGMA Implementation update: State Water Board prepares for intervention; Ag titan water feud in Kern County; Hurtado calls for a crackdown on water profiteering; and all the water news of the week
- DAILY DIGEST, 5/20: Hurtado wants feds to probe hedge funds’ acquisition of water rights; The West, reliant on hydro, may miss it during heat waves; USGS scientists explain how aquifer compaction is measured; Lake Tahoe to the Delta: Sacramento region plans 750-mile trail network; and more …
- DAILY DIGEST, 5/19: Accusations continue to fly between two valley ag titans in water feud; Hurtado calls for a crackdown on water profiteering; Met votes to participate in voluntary agreements; The Big Gulp 🌾💧🚜 You’ve got to flood it to save it; and more …
- NOTICE Of Public Meeting and Release of Preliminary Changes to Drought Emergency Regulation for Scott River and Shasta River Watersheds
- DAILY DIGEST, 5/18: Farmers across state face new water cuts; Governor Newsom highlights state and local action to combat drought; Sites Reservoir: Does drought-prone California need another reservoir?; Ridgecrest: Groundwater Authority begins plan to import water; and more …
- WEEKLY UPDATE on Curtailment Status of Water Rights and Claims in the Delta Watershed
- NOTICE: Upcoming Delta Stewardship Council meeting is a field trip
- FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: FINAL 2022 IRWM Grant Program Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package for the Proposition 1 – Round 2 IRWM Implementation Grant