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San Francisco Bay Fund Inventory of Projects

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Initial Study for Intertidal Creek Restoration - Creek Restoration Pre-Design Directory – Phase I

Project Feasibility Guide for the Intertidal Restoration of an East Bay Creek - Phase II

Organization: East Bay Watershed Center

2000 Grant Recipient - Alameda County
2001 Grant Recipient - Alameda County

Purpose

Intertidal creek restoration conducted in an urban watershed must address issues as far ranging as public health, habitat, recreation and hydrologic considerations as well as residential and business interests. The design of the Intertidal Project Feasibility Guide and the Intertidal Directory is to help save those beginning a restoration project some time and effort by clarifying the project process and by providing contacts to agencies, resources and others involved in intertidal creek restoration.

Phase I

The Intertidal Directory is designed to answer some frequently asked questions during the first stages of planning any type of restoration or construction project along a creek where it enters the Bay. Although much of the information is applicable to other areas, the Intertidal Directory focuses on the creeks in the East San Francisco Bay Area. It describes an informal sense of the many types of players who have a stake in these projects, what is important to them, and how to contact them while one is in the planning process. The Directory provides access to the network of resources and regulations one may need.

Phase II

Feasibility Study Uses
. Fea.si.ble adj. Capable of being accomplished or brought about; practicable; possible. A Feasibility Study is a tool to decide if a given project has the resources to go on to further. It may provide the information from which the scientific outcomes, stake holder support, legal regulations, timelines, and cost of a proposed creek restoration can by approximated These elements can by compared to the project goals and resources on hand to determine whether to and how to proceed. This Feasibility Guide, a companion to the above Directory, covers a wide range of possible topics that may be used to measure and plan the scope of the intended study.

NRPI Database Entry

Phase I: http://www.ice.ucdavis.edu/nrpi/NRPIDescription.asp?ProjectPK=390

Phase II: http://www.ice.ucdavis.edu/nrpi/NRPIDescription.asp?ProjectPK=5620

Documents

2012 Update: These two document reports produced by the grants are currently used as texts for Merritt College courses and also as Guidelines for continuing restoration projects in the San Francisco Bar Area and beyond.

Volunteer Opportunities
If you would like to inquire about opportunities to volunteer for research and site visits through Merritt College Environmental Program courses, please email the organization's coordinator at RFreeman@Peralta.edu.

Primary Contact for the Project
Robin Freeman
Phone: (510) 434-3840
Email: RFreeman@Peralta.edu

Quick Links

Project Photos

Emeryville Crescent salt marsh. The Temescal Creek intertidal zone
is behind the Eucalyptus tree in the upper left of the photograph.
(Photo by Kate Freeman)

Emeryville Crescent salt marsh. The Temescal Creek intertidal zone is behind the Eucalyptus tree in the upper left of the photograph. (Photo by Kate Freeman)

The unrestored box culvert outfall of Strawberry Creek shows a condition typical of
many creeks where they meet the tides of San Francisco Bay. Location: University
Avenue and the I-80 Frontage Road in Berkeley.

The unrestored box culvert outfall of Strawberry Creek shows a condition typical of many creeks where they meet the tides of San Francisco Bay. Location: University Avenue and the I-80 Frontage Road in Berkeley.

Restored portion of Strawberry Creek upstream in the alluvial flatlands between the hills
and the Bay. Location: Strawberry Creek Park on Bonar Street and Addison Street
South West of San Pablo and University Avenues, in Berkeley.

Restored portion of Strawberry Creek upstream in the alluvial flatlands between the hills and the Bay. Location: Strawberry Creek Park on Bonar Street and Addison Street South West of San Pablo and University Avenues, in Berkeley.

Last modified: 9/5/2012 2:51 PM by S. Haren

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