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 took place as a one day virtual 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, 10/28: Valadao leads request for oversight hearing on SWP/CVP biops reconsultation; McCarthy, Valadao press for emergency provisions for more water for Valley farmers; Why is Millerton at 134% of historic average?; Ransomware attacks on utilities increasing; and more …
- BAY DELTA SCIENCE CONFERENCE: The Science of Non-native Species in a Dynamic Delta
- VELES WEEKLY REPORT: After a big storm California is still dry. But more storms on the way!
- DAILY DIGEST, 10/27: State moves toward higher flows on Tuolumne and nearby rivers. Irrigators vow a fight; Secretary Crowfoot: Rains helped, but drought is part of CA’s ‘new normal’; Lake Oroville rises nearly 30 feet after weekend rain, Shasta up 3 feet; and more …
- STATE WATER BOARD: Summary of results from the 2020 Volumetric Annual Report of Wastewater and Recycled Water in California
- NOTICE: October 26 update on curtailment status of water rights and claims in the Delta watershed – All curtailments remain temporarily suspended
- WATER PLAN eNEWS: ~~Flood-MAR Forum~ California Streamin’~ Drought Blog~ IRWM Summit~ Water Conference~ Stewardship Stories~~
- DAILY DIGEST, 10/26: Weekend storms smashed NorCal weather records; ‘Wildcard’ this winter leaves water resource planners with ‘great uncertainty’; New lawsuit against water transfers to the Valley; Current reservoir conditions; and more …