Thank you for commenting on the Draft EIR!

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

Between April 22nd and June 5th, we discussed the document and heard public comments at a public hearing in each of our three cities, at City Council meetings in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, and at two SFCJPA Board meetings.  We will use the comments received at our public hearings, and in writing, to create a Final EIR that we plan to bring to the SFCJPA Board for certification in late September.

Please click HERE to view and download the Draft EIR, and check back for updates on this project later this summer.


June 2019 Feasibility Report for Palo Alto

Our Strategy to Advance Flood protection, Ecosystems and Recreation along the Bay (SAFER Bay project) has evaluated 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 see the new SAFER Bay Feasibility Report of project objectives, approach, and findings for Palo Alto completed June 25, 2019.

CLICK HERE to read the October 2016 Feasibility Report for East Palo Alto and Menlo Park.  Please contact us to learn more about SAFER Bay, and see an Almanac cover story on this project.


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.


NEXT BOARD MEETING: Thursday, August 22, at 3:30 pm in East Palo Alto


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.