San Francisco Bay Delta

SF Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund

EPA manages a competitive grant program to support projects to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. This grant program, known as the San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund (SFBWQIF) began in 2008. The SFBWQIF has invested over $40 million in 58 projects through 33 grant awards. These projects include over 70 partners who are contributing an additional $149 million to restore wetlands and watersheds, and reduce polluted runoff.

 

San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund Progress Report (2008 – 2014)

Cover image for SFBWQIF report

Over the past six years, EPA has partnered with organizations across the nine Bay Area counties through the SFBWQIF, restoring streams, wetlands, and water quality from the Napa River in the North Bay to the salt ponds in the South Bay.

EPA is sharing this progress report as part of our continued effort to provide smart investments in protecting and restoring SF Bay and its watersheds. In this report, you'll find a summary of the grants, recipients, and results of our regional partnerships. We hope you find this assessment useful.  Read the report »


Learn About the Projects
 

     Project Photos

Napa River, Rutherford Reach before restoration
Napa River, Rutherford Reach during restoration construction
Napa River, Rutherford Reach after construction: laying back eroding bank
Napa River, Rutherford Reach after construction: laying back eroding bank
A17 mudscape, before restoration
A17 mudscape, before restoration
A17 near completion
A17 near completion
Breuner Marsh restored, view 1
Breuner Marsh during construction, view 1
Breuner Marsh restored, view 2
Breuner Marsh during construction, view 2
Breuner Marsh restored, view 3
Breuner Marsh restored, view 3
Breuner Marsh restored, view 4
Breuner Marsh during construction, view 4
       
 

The SFBWQIF priorities are to support projects that enhance aquatic habitat, restore impaired waters, and reduce polluted run-off. Consistent with program priorities, projects are tracked in three categories: restoring wetlands, restoring water quality, and greening development (e.g. Low Impact Development).  


Past RFPs and Progress Reports


Related Resources


Contact Information

Luisa Valiela (valiela.luisa@epa.gov)
Program Lead
(415) 972-3400
Erica Yelensky (yelensky.erica@epa.gov)
Outreach Coordinator
(415) 972-3021

US EPA Region 9 (WTR-2-2) 
75 Hawthorne
San Francisco, CA 94105

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