Community members and City staff implemented the design for a green streetscape by planting trees and other drought tolerant plants, installing specially designed stormwater-filtering planters to infiltrate stormwater runoff, installing traffic calming chicanes, and by creating community gathering places. Since the construction has been completed, SFEI has worked with the City and County of San Francisco to monitor the area to quantify reductions in stormwater runoff due to these improvements. Due to needed construction alterations, a third year of monitoring...Read More
This portion of the Bahia Marsh was filled with dredged bay mud, dried, and compacted in the early 2000’s and prepared for development. Once plans for development fell through, the area was abandoned and subsequently purchased by the MAS. Compacted bay mud makes for incredibly poor site conditions, making restoration very difficult. The goal of this project was to enhance the tidal marsh ecotone habitat along the two levees, approximately 10.5 total acres, on the Eastern and Western Peninsulas adjacent...Read More
Extensive tidal wetlands and marshes once almost covered South San Francisco Bay below the present-day Dumbarton Bridge. For the last 150 years these wetlands have received mercury-laden drainage from the New Almaden mercury mining district, in the upper reaches of the Guadalupe River watershed. Salt pond construction in the last century buried mercury-contaminated sediments. But restoration poses challenges for water quality. Redistributing sediment and introducing tidal action can release mercury into the water column and may cause the mercury to methylize, which...Read More
The San Francisco Bay-Delta is named in the federal Clean Water Act as one of 28 “estuaries of national significance." For over 20 years, the San Francisco Estuary Partnership has worked together with local communities and federal and state agencies to improve the health of California’s most urbanized estuary.
San Francisco Estuary Partnership 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400 Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-2304