EPA Invests Over $50 Million to Protect San Francisco Bay and Its Watersheds, Build Resilience to Climate Change

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded nearly $52 million in grant funding to 24 projects that will help protect and restore wetlands and water quality, build climate change resilience, and increase environmental benefits with a focus on underserved communities in the nine Bay Area counties (Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Contra Costa, and San Francisco).

As one of the grant recipients, the Oakland EcoBlock project will use the funding to improve stormwater capture on the pilot EcoBlock site via urban stormwater retrofits within the existing public right-of-way.

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Meeting of the EcoBlocks

Members of the Oakland EcoBlock team met with Dan Hellmuth, the President and Director of Design for the Urban EcoBlock, to discuss their respective initiatives and explore future opportunities for collaboration.