Project Title & Description
San Francisco Bay Area Water Quality Improvement Fund
The Sears Point Restoration project will restore 960 acres of tidal marsh and 500 acres of seasonal wetland, create 30 acres of transitional habitat, and establish habitat connectivity in the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This project will fund Phase 1, pre-breach activities including mobilizing equipment, remediating 12,000 yd.³ of contaminated soil, constructing a 2.5 mile flood protection/habitat levee, and grading to accelerate sediment accretion. This project implements water quality actions listed under the San Francisco Estuary Partnership Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (SFEP CCMP). As this grant is funding Phase 1, a planning phase, measurement of environmental outcomes will be developed in Phase 2 with non-EPA and non-match funds.
This assistance agreement provides full Federal funding in the amount of $941,941.
Preaward costs have been approved back to September 1, 2012.