Please join us in October

Please join two workshops and a tour of potential project sites described in a bilingual FLYER distributed electronically and to properties surrounding the creek. Come to hear an update on the developing Environmental Impact Report and provide input on project alternatives to provide flood protection, ecosystem restoration and recreational benefits to areas of the Creek upstream of Highway 101. Input collected at these meetings will be compiled by an outside facilitator and will supplement work to advance the Draft EIR, anticipated for release around the end of this year.

The SFCJPA has incorporated into the EIR’s scope and analysis previous comments, most recently at four meetings earlier this year. Here is the public notice that preceded that scoping period and a summary of comments received.  You can reach us by sending an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Construction update

Work began in the summer of 2016, and as of mid-September 2017, construction of the floodwall area is almost complete between East Bayshore Road and Daphne Way on the East Palo Alto side / Geng Road on the Palo Alto side. This work will conclude for the year by mid-October, the last date that environmental permits allow work in the Creek channel. 

Other ongoing work that can continue past mid-October (because it is outside the channel) includes: construction of the new levee through the Palo Alto Golf Course, PG&E work to relocate and improve the natural gas pipeline under the Creek, and work by the East Palo Alto Sanitary District to relocate and improve the sewer main under the Creek.  Finally, work has begun to restore the Faber Marsh to the north of the creek and will continue through mid-January 2018.  For information on this project, please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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 2017).  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.


NEXT BOARD MEETING: September 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Palo Alto City Council Chambers


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.