A Message from the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail

  • by BPC Staff
  • on March 11, 2013

Water Trail Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP) Released Today!
The Water Trail program is now accepting grant applications from eligible public agencies and non-profits for Water Trail site enhancement projects. The Water Trail Grant Program is administered by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) on behalf of the Water Trail. Applications will be accepted continuously until funding is exhausted, but applicants are encouraged to submit proposals by April 30, 2013 in order to be among the first proposals considered. You may download the application package here, or at www.sfbaywatertrail.org or www.scc.ca.gov. Please contact Galli Basson, Water Trail Planner, for all grant program-related questions (GalliB@abag.ca.gov).

Water Trail Implementation Meeting #6 on March 22, 2013, State Coastal Conservancy
Please join us in person, on the phone, or through “Gotomeeting,” for our first Water Trail Implementation Meeting of the year. The meeting will be held in the 11th floor conference room at the Coastal Conservancy, 1330 Broadway, Oakland, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. An agenda will be posted ten days in advance of the meeting on the Water Trail and Conservancy websites, as listed in the paragraph above.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Trailhead Designation Process
In response to questions asked by owners of potential Water Trail sites, we have developed a set of FAQs about the trailhead designation process and what it means to be designated. You may download the document here or on the Water Trail or Conservancy websites. Please feel free to call us with any other questions if this new document does not answer yours.

Water Trail Outreach in Full Sail!
Galli Basson has had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with many non-motorized boating enthusiasts over the past few months, including at the Marin Canoe and Kayak Club, and the Pacific Flyway Festival in Vallejo. Please let Galli Basson or Ann Buell know if you would like to hear directly from us at a formal meeting or informal club event.

ABAG Regional Planning Committee Supports the Water Trail Concept
The ABAG Regional Planning Committee, with representatives from ABAG member counties and cities, organizations, and citizen interest groups, embraced the concept of the Water Trail after listening to a presentation from Galli Basson with participation by Laura Thompson (ABAG, Water Trail Project Management Team) and Ann Buell. The Committee unanimously voted to ask ABAG’s Executive Board to adopt a resolution in support of the Water Trail. That resolution is expected to be followed by adoption of individual county and city resolutions in support of the Water Trail.

Please contact us with any questions, and thank you for your continued interest in the Water Trail!

Ann Buell, Project Manager
State Coastal Conservancy
Tel: (510) 286-0752
Fax: (510) 286-0470

Galli Basson, Water Trail Planner
Association of Bay Area Governments
Tel: (510) 464-7936
Fax: (510) 433-5536