Restoration Authority Awards over $7.5 million in Bay Restoration Grants
March 7, 2023
Last week, the Board of the San Francisco Restoration Authority approved grants totaling over $7.5 million. for four restoration projects along the shores of San Francisco Bay. The projects funded will advance the Authority's aim to create a clean and healthy bay, accessible to all.
- $2,100,000 to Montezuma Wetlands LLC to place 300,000 cubic yards of dredged sediment that has been diverted from ocean disposal at the Montezuma Wetlands site in Suisun Marsh, Solano County, for the purpose of raising the elevation required for the Montezuma Wetlands Restoration Project, Phase 2.
- $839,700 to the Solano Land Trust to conduct community engagement and prepare final designs and engineering plans, an adaptive management plan, and permit applications, for the restoration of 80 acres of tidal wetland, 8 acres of wetland-upland transition zone, and 1 acre of seasonal wetland, and related public access trails and amenities, at Goat Island Marsh in Solano County.
- $600,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District to conduct environmental studies and prepare environmental documentation under the California Environmental Quality Act, assess the feasibility of daylighting Schoolhouse Creek, conduct community engagement, and prepare preliminary designs for the restoration of shoreline habitats and associated trails in North Basin Strip and Berkeley Meadow within McLaughlin Eastshore State Park in Alameda County.
- $3,980,000 to the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority to augment the grant previously authorized by the Authority to conduct planning, perform data collection and analysis, develop design plans, and prepare program-level and project-level California Environmental Quality Act documentation for the Strategy to Advance Flood Protection, Ecosystems and Recreation along San Francisco Bay (SAFER Bay) Project in San Mateo County.