$3 Million Awarded for Bay Restoration, Public Access, and Resilience

DePave Park Render photo: CMG, City of Alameda

6/24/2022 (San Francisco) - Today, the Governing Board of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority authorized four grants, totaling nearly $3 million, for projects that will restore the bay shoreline, improve public access, and increase resilience to flooding and other climate change impacts.

“The grants approved today by the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority reflect the many benefits derived from Measure AA,” said Supervisor Dave Pine, Chair of the Governing Board. “These grants will help restore and protect many acres of bayfront while enabling workforce training, provide new public access and recreational opportunities on and around the shoreline, and support collaboration between public agencies charged with protecting and enhancing San Francisco Bay. The ecological health of the Bay and the ability for all Bay Area residents to access and enjoy this remarkable estuary are continuing to improve thanks to the voters who authorized Measure AA.”

Authorized today were:

- $500,000 to the San Francisco Estuary Institute to advance the "Regionally Advancing Living Shorelines in San Francisco Bay Project";

- $800,000 to the City of Alameda to complete a master plan, 30% design plans, and a community stewardship program for the 18 acre De-Pave Park;

- $688,016 to Grassroots Ecology to restore and enhance habitat in Ravenswood Open Space Preserve and at Cooley Landing, work with community groups to provide restoration training, and hire local young adults for restoration internships in San Mateo County; and,

- $1,000,000 to the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority for the Strategy to Advance Flood Protection, Ecosystems and Recreation along San Francisco Bay (SAFER Bay) Planning Project.

More information on the projects funded and other actions taken by the Board today can be found in the meeting agenda and the Projects Page.