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Measure AA Funded Projects Awarded by the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority last Wednesday approved nearly $18 million in grants for wetlands restoration and flood protection projects in San Francisco Bay. The grants are the first made by the Authority, which are funded by Measure AA, a regional ballot measure passed in 2016 that is generating $25 million annually over 20 years to fund shoreline restoration projects throughout the region.

Projects approved in the April 11th vote consisted of the following:

  • Montezuma Wetlands Restoration Project, Phase 1 $1,610,000 to Montezuma Wetlands LLC to complete the Montezuma Wetlands Restoration Project, Phase 1, which includes tidal and seasonal wetland restoration on 630 acres of diked baylands and enhancement of adjacent uplands in Suisun Marsh, Solano County.

  • Sonoma Creek Baylands Strategy $150,000 to Sonoma Land Trust to develop a strategy for landscape-scale restoration, flood protection and public access in the Lower Sonoma Creek portion of the San Pablo Baylands in Sonoma County.

  • Restoring Wetland-Upland Transition Habitat in the North Bay with Straw $2,661,264 to Point Reyes Bird Observatory to restore 1.31 linear miles of critical wetland-upland zone habitat in the North Bay. LOCATION: San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Sonoma, Solano, and Napa Counties; Pickleweed Park in San Rafael in Marin County; Shollenberger Park and McNear’s Landing in Petaluma in Sonoma County.

  • Deer Island Tidal Basin Wetlands Restoration Project $630,000 to the Marin County Flood Control District to prepare detailed designs, permit applications, and environmental documentation for the Deer Island Tidal Basin Wetlands Restoration Project, which will include restoration of approximately 194 acres of tidal baylands and creation of 4,500 linear feet of ecotone levees at Deer Island, Novato, Marin County.

  • South Bay Salt Point Restoration Project, Phase 2 up to $6,221,730 to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. for planning and construction and $1,200,000 to the California Wildlife Foundation for adaptive management monitoring and studies in order to implement Phase 2 projects of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project. LOCATION: Southern San Francisco Bay below San Mateo Bridge, Ravenswood and Alviso Pond Complexes.

  • South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project $4,439,406 to the Santa Clara Valley Water District for design and implementation of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project in the community of Alviso, City of San José, Santa Clara County. LOCATION: Community of Alviso and adjacent ponds and waterways, between Alviso Slough and Coyote Creek, northern San José, Santa Clara County.

  • San Leandro Treatment Wetland for Pollution Reduction, Habitat Enhancement, and Shorline Resiliency $539,000 to the City of San Leandro to: 1) to prepare detailed designs, permit applications, and environmental documentation for the conversion of a 4.3-acre wastewater storage basin adjacent to San Leandro’s Water Pollution Control Plant to a multi-benefit treatment wetland, and 2) develop a shoreline resiliency and tidal marsh restoration vison for the surrounding area, in the City of San Leandro, Alameda County.

  • Encinal Dune Restoration and Shorline Stabilizatioin Project $450,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) to implement the Encinal Dune Restoration and Shoreline Stabilization Project, consisting of removal of shoreline debris, restoration of dune habitat, and creation of new trail and water access at Encinal Beach, City of Alameda, Alameda County.

Read the full release here