Restoration Authority funds two Community Grants

LEJ Eco-Apprentices propagate native plants at its Native Plant Nursery at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.

Today, the Governing Board of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority approved two grants in its Community Grants program.

The grants are:

1. The San Leandro (Lisjan) Creek Community Project, which funds the David R. Brower, Ronald V. Dellums Institute for Sustainable Policy Studies and Action to carry out a community-led restoration project along the San Leandro (Lisjan) Creek in Oakland, engaging with community members and students from Madison Park Academy.

2. Phase 2 of the Candlestick Point Stewardship Project, a second Community Grant to Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) to continue the restoration activities at Sunrise Point in the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.  This phase will focus on completing the restoration at Sunrise Point by removing invasive plants and outplanting an additional 13,000 native plants.  It will also provide workforce development opportunities via the Eco-Apprentice Program for 12 transitional-aged youth from the adjacent communities and engage up to 750 local youth and community members in the stewardship of Sunrise Point.