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San Francisco Bay Fund Inventory of Projects

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Treasure Island Water Treatment Project

Organization: Treasure Island Wetlands Project
2001 Grant Recipient - San Francisco County

Purpose

  • To assure the inclusion of treatment wetlands in the redevelopment of Naval Station Treasure Island.
  • To assure that the wetlands system to be included in the developer's proposal is of adequate size to treat a significant portion of the island's runoff.
  • To assure the inclusion in the EIR of an adequately sized wetlands in at least one alternative.
  • To obtain a commitment from the Navy to clean up to a level appropriate for wildlife.

2011 Update

The Bay Fund grants to the Treasure Island Wetlands Project have had a highly successful result: the proposed treatment wetlands were indeed analyzed in the EIR, and the approved Disposition and Development Agreement includes a firm commitment to construct wetlands as well as other low impact design (LID) water management features on both Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands. The “Developer Obligations” document specifies: “Storm water treatment wetlands appropriately sized to handle projected storm water flows.” For more information about the development planned for the islands, see: http://www.sftreasureisland.org/index.aspx?page=6.

The Treasure Island Wetlands Project continues to monitor the planning and implementation of the constructed treatment wetlands proposed for Treasure Island and to collaborate with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on project specifics. Work is still needed to assure adequate cleanup of soil and groundwater.

Much of the success of the Treasure Island Wetlands Project and other efforts to maximize sustainability in the development of the islands has been due to the work of our colleague, Eve Bach, who died of cancer in 2010. Her guidance is sorely missed.

NRPI Database Entry
http://www.ice.ucdavis.edu/nrpi/NRPIDescription.asp?ProjectPK=392

Documents

Volunteer Opportunities
If you would like to inquire about opportunities to volunteer for this project's activities, please e-mail Ruth Gravanis at gravanis@earthlink.net

Contact for the Project
Ruth Gravanis
Phone: (415) 585-5304
Email: gravanis@earthlink.net

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Project Photos

Fifteen outfalls discharge untreated stormwater to the Bay.

Currently, fifteen outfalls around Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands discharge untreated stormwater to the Bay.

Non-point source pollution is one of the factors that can make it unsafe to consume
Bay-caught seafood.

Non-point source pollution is one of the factors that can make it unsafe to consume Bay-caught seafood.

Using a variety of chemical, physical and biological processes, including microbial
decomposition, wetlands can remove pollutants from sewage or stormwater.

Using a variety of chemical, physical and biological processes, including microbial decomposition, wetlands can remove pollutants from sewage or stormwater.

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This "water garden" is actually a wastewater treatment facility.

Last modified: 9/5/2012 2:42 PM by S. Haren

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