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.
Announcing the Regional Needs Assessment
The Disadvantaged Communities and Tribal Involvement Program, funded by Prop. 1 through the Department of Water Resources for the Integrated Regional Water Management Program, is proud to announce the release of the Disadvantaged Community-led and Tribal-led Regional Needs Assessment.
Visit the Regional Needs Assessment page for the full report.
2022 Estuary Blueprint Approved
Over 200 stakeholders contributed to the update of the Estuary Blueprint, also known as the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan. The Estuary Blueprint maps out the regional actions needed for a healthy, resilient San Francisco Estuary.
Visit the Estuary Blueprint page for more information.
2022 San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund
EPA is currently accepting applications via two separate Requests for Applications (RFAs) with a due date for both of September 20, 2022. The two RFAs offer funds for the implementation of projects and climate resilience in underserved communities, and funding to protect and restore San Francisco Bay watersheds and wetlands, respectively.
Estuary News Magazine
2022 Estuary Blueprint
The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is proud to present the 2022 Estuary Blueprint! Learn how this newly updated plan advances our region’s ecological health and climate resilience.
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 Sept 25-30: Sedlak lays out five challenges for expanding water reuse and desal, SF Estuary Blueprint; Bleak water year ending; Govt control creeping further into water rights; and more …
- DAILY DIGEST, 9/30: State not ponying up enough $$ for farmland retirement, critics say; Congressman Valadao introduces sweeping CA water legislation; Salton Sea Independent Review Panel recommends against importing water to shrinking lake; New desalination plant proposed for SLO County; and more …
- DAILY DIGEST, 9/29: Bleak water year ending, with hope for future elusive; CA making it cheaper to replace your lawn to save water and save money; Gov. signs bill for $40M for farmland repurposing, vetoes bill to prohibit foreign governments buying farmland; Pivotal Supreme Court term begins with WOTUS war; and more …
- DAILY DIGEST, 9/28: Speaker: Government control creeping ever further into water rights; Madera Co. approves penalties for excess groundwater extraction; An update on the Sites Reservoir water right permit process; Investigators say more than 70% of cannabis growers use illegal water; and more …
- DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: An overview of the San Francisco Estuary Blueprint
- NOTICE: September 27 Weekly Update on Curtailment Status of Water Rights and Claims in the Delta Watershed
- NEPA DOCS: Purchase of Water for Support of Fish and Wildlife on the Sacramento River
- NOTICE: San Joaquin River Restoration Program resumes Restoration Flows to protect burgeoning Threatened salmon population