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Outstanding Environmental Project Awards

Nominations Closed


Nominations have now closed. Anyone who submitted a nomination will be notified once selections have been made prior to the conference. Awardees will be selected based on alignment with Blueprint goals/objectives and quality of project outcome. Selected projects will be featured at the 2024 State of the Estuary Conference, and awards will be presented to the responsible organizations. The awards will be presented at the 2024 State of the Estuary Conference, May 28-29, 2024.

Outstanding Environmental Project Awards



Presented by

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Every two years, Friends of the San Francisco Estuary celebrates the most outstanding environmental projects of the region at the biennial State of the Estuary Conference. Awards go to those projects that significantly benefit the Estuary; are completed or show measurable results, have not been externally mandated (for example, to resolve an enforcement action), and further the goals and objectives of the 2022 Estuary Blueprint (Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan). Projects previously recognized include restoration of creeks, wetlands, and dunes; experimental natural infrastructure; collaborative volunteer efforts; and recycled water projects. Awards are expected to continue with the start of the State of the Estuary Conference in Spring 2024, and the renewed meetings of the Friends Board.

For more information on past awardees, please visit the

Friends of the San Francisco Estuary’s website.