Sears Point Restoration Project

A Message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region: The proposed project will restore about 960 acres of tidal marsh in the San Francisco Bay, enhance 106 acres of seasonal wetlands, and preserve some agriculture. More information can be found on our website at

REVISED: Order of Proceeding for March 20, 2013, Hearing Concerning the Bay-Delta Plan Substitute Environmental Document

This message revises the message of the same subject sent on March 14, 2013, and includes a revised Order of Proceeding (below).  The primary changes are that a specific start time is assigned to the presentation led by the San Joaquin Tributaries Authority and a note is added to clarify that the 10-minute time limit […]

Press Release: ACWA Comments on Release of Preliminary BDCP Chapters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2013 Contact:  Lisa Lien-Mager, Director of Communications, 916/441-4545 or 530/902-3815 (cell)   ACWA Comments on Release of Preliminary BDCP Chapters Documents Seen as Significant Step in a Critical Process SACRAMENTO – Timothy Quinn, executive director of the statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), issued the following statement today on […]

Save Our Water & California Urban Water Conservation Council Join Forces to Help Californians Save Water

Save Our Water is proud to announce one of its newest partners, the California Urban Water Conservation Council. Save Our Water and the Council will work together to provide the tools that local water agencies need to educate Californians about the need to save water every day, rain or shine.   Save Our Water was […]

New Handbook on NEPA and CEQA Inegration Released

The White House Council on Environmental Quality and the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research released a draft handbook on integrating NEPA and CEQA review processes on March 5.  The handbook provides suggestions for developing a single environmental review process that can meet the requirements of both statutes.  A copy of the book can […]

California Resources Agency News Alert- Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan Availability

Beginning Thursday, March 14, the California Natural Resources Agency plans to release a preliminary draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The draft chapters will be available for viewing on the day of release on the BDCP website, This is a preliminary draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan. A public review draft plan and formal comment period will be […]

Notice of Preparation – Draft Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Assessment for LTMS

Please click the link below to read the Notice from the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board and the US Army Corps of Engineers of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment for the operation and maintenance of the federal navigation channels in the San Francisco Bay, consistent with the Long Term Management […]

April 9 Informational Item on Bay-Delta Workshop Summary Report

The State Water Board is planning to hold an informational item at its April 9, 2013 Board meeting on next steps related to the draft report prepared by the State Water Board’s consultant Dr. Brock Bernstein summarizing three Bay-Delta technical workshops held in the fall of 2012 in support of the comprehensive review and update […]

New Study from The Bay Institute on Restoration in the Era of Sea Level Rise

A message from the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture: The Bay Institute (TBI) has completed and published its study about the costs and benefits of marsh restoration during the era of sea level rise. The San Jose Mercury News ran an article about the study on Monday, February 25. Below are links to the TBI […]

A Message from the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Below is a Notice of Preparation for a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA)/ Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the operation and maintenance of the federal navigational channels in San Francisco Bay. Under the California Environmental Quality Act, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board is the lead State agency responsible for overseeing the analysis […]