This week, Save the Bay published updated figures tracking the headway made against the regional goal of 100,000 acres of restored tidal marsh throughout the Bay. To date, 78,000 acres have been acquired, restored, or already existed as healthy wetland, leaving 22,000 acres yet to be acquired and restored.
The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority has awarded its first Community Grant to support community-based organizations' (CBOs') engagement with restoration work.
The grant of $100,000 is going to Shore Up Marin City's Marin City Urban Wetland Community Visioning Project to conduct a community visioning and planning process to restore a degraded stormwater detention basin into wetland and open water habitat in Marin County.
On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the 550 restored tidal marsh of the Montezuma Wetlands were breached, connecting the wetlands to the Bay.
At the confluence of where fresh and saltwater meet in the SF Bay Delta Estuary, the Montezuma Wetlands was one of the most valuable habitats in the SF Bay Region until the late 1800s, when it was diked and separated from the surrounding wildlife.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 13, 2020
On June 7th, 2016, residents of the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area voted with a 70% majority to pass Measure AA, the San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Measure. This measure is a parcel tax of $12 per year, raising approximately $25 million annually for twenty years to fund shoreline projects that will protect and restore the Bay.