Comment on new Draft EIR through June 19!

On April 22, 2019, our San Francisquito Creek Upstream of Highway 101 project Draft Environmental Impact Report became available for public comment. 

Please click HERE to view and download the Draft EIR.

By June 19, 2019, please send us written comments to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or to our mailing address listed at the Contact tab above. Or, provide verbal comments at one of our three public hearings from 7:00-8:30 pm:

•  May 23 at Menlo Park’s Laurel School Upper Campus Atrium, 275 Elliott Dr.
•  May 29 at the East Palo Alto City Hall Community Room, 2415 University Ave.
•  June 5 at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Rd.


Safety from the Bay to Highway 101

See a SHORT FLYOVER of the completed project along San Francisquito Creek between SF Bay and Highway 101. As described here, this project protects areas of East Palo Alto and Palo Alto at and downstream (east) of Hwy. 101 from flooding (including future sea level rise), creates marsh habitat & recreational opportunities, and enables upcoming flood protection upstream (west) of Hwy. 101.

Here is NBC Bay Area TV coverage and a Palo Alto Weekly article of this major milestone for our communities, as well as a short video of the event.

In December, we opened the creekside trails that had been closed for construction; we may need to occasionally close trails as finishing touches are completed.  In 2019, we will install benches and interpretive signs along the trails.


See the SAFER Bay Feasibility Report

Our Strategy to Advance Flood protection, Ecosystems and Recreation along the Bay (SAFER Bay project) will evaluate infrastructure alternatives to protect Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and Palo Alto against extreme tides with sea level rise, and enhance shoreline habitat and trails.  We want to know what you think.

CLICK HERE to read the October 2016 Feasibility Report of project objectives, approach, and findings for East Palo Alto and Menlo Park (a similar study of alternatives to protect and enhance Palo Alto will be completed in 2019).  From November to January, with the East Palo Alto and Menlo Park city councils, the Salt Pond Restoration Project, and the Citizen’s Committee to Complete the Refuge, we gathered additional ideas. We soon will begin design and develop an EIR.  Please contact us to receive the Feasibility Report’s appendices and to learn more about SAFER Bay, and see an Almanac cover story on this project.


What We Do

The SFCJPA is an independent regional government agency founded by three cities and two countywide agencies divided by San Francisquito Creek and united by its watershed and floodplain. We lead projects along the creek and S.F. Bay that reduce a proven flood threat, enhance ecosystems and recreational opportunities, and connect our communities. We receive funding from the agencies listed below, as well as federal, state and private sources.

Public Meetings

The SFCJPA Board meets frequently throughout the year, and agency staff host and participate in discussions with community groups, city councils, and others. Please join us at a meeting listed below:

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The SFCJPA and its partners produce a wealth of information on all aspects of the watershed and our plans to improve it. To learn more, click on one of the links below.

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Know Your Watershed

The links below will give you a better perspective on the Watershed, our place in it, and opportunities to get involved to appreciate and improve this incredible natural resource.