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  • 9 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Final General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton Navigation Improvement Project are now available online, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The San Francisco Bay to Stockton Navigation Improvement Project was originally authorized by Congress in the Rivers and Harbors (R&H) Act of […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) has resumed pre-construction activities in Alviso, California, delivering on a long-made promise to protect shoreline communities in Santa Clara County from devastating flooding. The work on the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project started in May, but paused for a few weeks in June after a project biologist […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    USACE’s San Francisco District Commander, LTC Travis Rayfield, signed an agreement with leaders from the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the California State Coastal Conservancy yesterday on a $177 million landmark project to reduce the risk of flooding in a densely populated region of the South Bay. The project will safeguard homes and businesses […]

  • 14 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A wealthy region of the Bay Area that is home to the world’s most profitable companies yet on the frontline of threatened sea level rise has been given reassurance by the Army Corps of Engineers and California’s senior senator that help is on the way. Ten years in the making, the South San Francisco Bay […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project, which had been a study into providing flood protection in the densely-populated area spanning the South Bay from Palo Alto to San Leandro, is moving forward now that $177 million in federal funding has been secured. Along with the Corps, the two other sponsors of the project are […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    SCAPE Landscape Architecture has just released renderings and images of the Public Sediment, a living infrastructure proposal for the San Francisco Baylands that will invest in marshes and mudflats to buffer vulnerable communities and ecosystems from the threats of sea level rise. The proposal is developed for the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, a […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded about $5.2 million for water protection and restoration projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco Bay is a designated “estuary of national significance” under the Clean Water Act. The bay and its tributary streams, situated in an urban area with more than seven million people, provide […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced $4.2 million in federal grants to local, regional, and national entities for projects to restore wetlands, improve water quality and “green” the urban landscape in and around San Francisco Bay.    “Protecting San Francisco Bay is a top priority for EPA,” said Tomás Torres, EPA’s Water Division Director […]

  • 14 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan designed to protect South San Francisco Bay from tidal flooding and rising sea levels. It includes the construction of new levees and the restoration of nearly 3,000 acres of land to tidal marsh habitat. Officials at the Corps’ San Francisco District call […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps Chief of Engineers signed a report last week recommending Congress authorize the first phase of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project for construction. The Santa Clara Valley Water District and State Coastal Conservancy have been working in partnership with the Army Corps for more than 10 years on this major […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    In what amounts to the largest estuary restoration project in the Western United States, leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ San Francisco District have proposed a nearly $175 million plan to help protect the heart of Silicon Valley from catastrophic flooding. It’s a region that is home not only to the giants of […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Hanson Marine Operations, a subsidiary of Lehigh Hanson, has won a 10-year mining permit for sand removal from San Francisco Bay. The permit was approved by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (SFBCDC) on Thursday, April 16, 2015. It allows Hanson Marine to mine up to 1.141 million cubic yards of construction grade sand annually for the […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld yesterday announced nearly $5 million in EPA grants to state and local agencies to restore water quality and wetlands throughout the San Francisco Bay watershed at a ceremony held at Breuner Marsh, one of the sites to receive federal restoration grant funding. The ceremony was […]

  • 11 January 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Sims Metal Management, located at the Port of Redwood City, Calif., to comply with federal Clean Water Act laws following inspections that found evidence of unlawful discharges of PCBs, mercury, lead, copper and zinc into San Francisco Bay. The South Bay facility is home to one of the […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The USACE San Francisco District will hold a public meeting Friday, July 19, at the Federal Building located at 90, 7th Street in San Francisco to introduce additional details about the process for completing a Dredge Material Management Plan or DMMP.   USACE’s mission to maintain safe and efficient navigation in the San Francisco Bay has […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    A significant amount of sediment dredged from the San Francisco Bay will be placed at Bay restoration sites this summer to support healthy wetlands, the California State Coastal Conservancy informs.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintains federal navigation channels in the Bay for shipping, which require periodic dredging of accumulated sediment. Typically, this […]

  • 4 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    A public meeting will be held June 11, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at the Contra Costa County Conservation and Development offices in Martinez, Calif., to discuss the Draft General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton Navigation Improvement Project. The study area is a 13.2 mile […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Draft General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton Navigation Improvement Project, prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is available for public review, said USACE in their latest announcement.  The study area is a 13.2 mile length of navigation channel spanning central San Francisco […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Having just completed repairs to damaged levees caused by winter storms along the Pajaro River and Salsipuedes Creek in Santa Cruz County, the Corps’ San Francisco District is now working to repair levees from the same 2017 storms, this time in the East Bay in Pleasanton, Calif. USACE said that the work in conjunction with […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Nine teams have presented their final design to make specific areas in San Francisco more resilient to sea level rise, severe storms, floods and earthquakes, reports the Dutch Water Sector. The teams made their final design public during a special meeting in San Francisco, USA, on 17 and 18 May. In 2017, the design challenge started […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ten design teams that entered the San Francisco Resilient by Design Challenge have been selected to map how the cities’ bay area can best respond to rising sea levels. Three of these selected teams include Dutch participants (One Architecture, Deltares and Arcadis) that can contribute directly with knowledge and experiences from flood risk mitigation in […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, recently awarded a $4.5 million Bodega Bay Channel maintenance contract to Curtin Maritime Corp. of Long Beach, CA. The work includes maintenance dredging of the federal navigation channel in Bodega Bay, Sonoma County, California. According to the Federal Business Opportunities site, the project has a base contract for the entrance […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ work plan for Fiscal Year 2017 includes $4.2 million for maintenance dredging of the interior channel of Bodega Bay, located about 60 miles north of San Francisco, the County of Sonoma said in its latest release.  “The county’s federal legislative program delivered a homerun with securing over $4 million for […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Elastec RuffWater Screen Type III turbidity curtain was installed recently near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California as part of the Crissy Field Drainage Improvement Works. A stormwater drainage outfall pipe near the Golden Gate Bridge needed to be widened and extended to prevent blockage from sand buildup which contributed to flooding problems […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The largest private environmental restoration project in the Bay Area reached a major milestone this week with the breaching of a levee that will allow the San Francisco Bay to expand northward, restoring marshland and wildlife while also providing protection against sea-level rise. As several hundred people looked on October 25, an earthmover toppled a […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    A draft of the Environmental Assessment/Environmental Impact Report for maintenance dredging of the Federal Navigation Channels in San Francisco Bay is now available for review.  The Draft EA/EIR was prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) to address the potential environmental effects of the maintenance dredging of […]

  • 12 March 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has budgeted $500,000 to plan for the dredging of the federal channel at Bodega Bay. The funding will cover the studies and permits needed to perform future maintenance dredging. Securing funding is a competitive process, said Regional Parks Director Caryl Hart, and the efforts of 5th District Supervisor Efren […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now accepting proposals for nearly $5 million dollars in grants intended to protect and restore San Francisco Bay watersheds, wetlands and prevent polluted runoff. Projects funded under this award will receive between $800,000 and $2 million, and will focus on water quality results, such as the restoration of impaired […]

  • 17 April 2012

    Will Travis, the Senior Advisor to the Bay Area Joint Policy Committee, which is coordinating the efforts of four regional agencies to advance future economic prosperity and address climate change in the land use planning of the San Francisco Bay region, has joined Marstel-Day’s Advisory Council at the invitation of the company’s president and founder, […]