San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority

Environment

Bay projects in Marin and San Francisco get more than $350,000 for work

Bothin Marsh and the Sausalito-Mill Valley path, part of the Bay Trail, intersect in Marin County.

The Governing Board of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority has authorized funding for two projects, one that addresses a sometimes flooded section of the Bay Trail in Marin County, the other revegetates a section of upland habitat at Candlestick Point in San Francisco. Read More

Resiliency

Special Issue of “Estuary News” Explores the Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge

By Chirag Rabari
Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge

The latest special issue of ESTUARY News magazine is now available and takes a deep dive into the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, which in May 2017 selected nine high-powered teams from across the globe to come up with innovative design ideas that address sea level rise and resilience to climate change around the region. Last month, after a year-long process, Resilient by Design shared the final design concepts developed by local residents, community organizations, public officials and local, national, and international experts. These concepts were “meant to inspire, catalyze action Read More

Environment

San Francisco Bay Restoration Projects and Estuary Success Stories

By Chirag Rabari
An aerial shot of the South Bay

Last week the Bay Area celebrated a major milestone with the announcement of $17.9 million in funding for the first round of wetland restoration projects supported by the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, the local agency responsible for allocating funds raised by Measure AA. The measure, which was passed in June 2016 by 70 percent of voters in the nine Bay Area counties, is the first regional parcel tax in California’s history. It is expected to generate $500 million in funds over the next 20 years, or approximately $25 million annually, to fund shoreline and habitat restoration Read More

Environment

San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Gears Up for First Round of Projects, Invites Citizens to Apply to Oversight Committee

By Darcie Luce
Whole Healthy Landscape

In June 2016, Bay Area voters approved a regional parcel tax measure to fund wetlands restoration for the San Francisco Bay. Measure AA, or the San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Measure, was the first regional parcel tax measure in California’s history, and passed with 70 percent voter approval throughout the nine-county Bay area. The parcel tax is expected to generate $500 million in funds over the next 20 years for multi-benefit projects that restore habitat, protect shorelines from flooding, provide public access and recreation opportunities, and Read More