Over $6 million awarded to support SFBRA projects

North Richmond living Levee

Four projects receive Phase 2 funding

The Governing Board of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority approved grants at their meeting on May 3, 2024 to fund Phase 2 for four ongoing projects.  The new funding will allow the projects to move from initial planning stages closer to implementation. 

  •  North Richmond Shoreline Living Levee Project, Phase 2 
    $1,852,750 to West County Wastewater District to advance the North Richmond Living Levee and Collaborative Shoreline Adaptation Plan by developing 65% design drawings and draft environmental documents for a 0.65-mile section of living levee and 7 acres of tidal marsh restoration and by conducting studies and developing 30% design drawings and collaborative strategies for a living levee at two adjacent areas of shoreline in North Richmond, Contra Costa County.
  • Hayward Marsh Restoration Project, Phase 2
    $600,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District to prepare a 100% engineering design and plan, cost estimates, and permit applications for the Hayward Marsh Restoration Project, Phase 2, located in the City of Hayward in Alameda County.
  • Evolving Shorelines Project at Bothin Marsh, Phase 2
     $1,700,000 to Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for planning and design, community engagement, and studies in support of environmental review and permitting requirements, to enhance habitat and realign a segment of the Bay Trail at Bothin Marsh Open Space Preserve in Marin County.
  • Restoring Wetland-Upland Transition Zone Habitat with STRAW, Phase 2 $1,936,000 to point Blue Conservation Science to restore approximately 1.1 acres of critical wetland-upland transition zone habitat at the American Canyon Wetlands, engaging STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed) participants on site, and to offer early career training and workforce development that focuses on historically underserved communities.