"When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first that is still to come."
Leonardo da Vinci
The San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the West Coast of the U.S. where fresh water from the Central Valley mixes with the salt water of the Pacific. Crabs, clams, fish and birds live in its deepwater channels, marshes and tidelands.
The Watershed Project Goes to Summer School Dolores Park. Mexican food. Colorful Murals. Olympia oysters? The first three are synonymous with San Francisco's Mission District. Olympia oysters on the other hand are not... yet. TWP is excited to bring our native oyster curriculum to Mission High School this summer.
Wild! Oysters Program Hits Mission High
The Sex Life of Oysters Birds do it. Bees do it. But how do oysters do it? How does an animal reproduce when it spends its adult life attached to a hard surface and unable to move?
How Olympia Oysters Reproduce Under the Bay’s Warm Waters
Learning on the Half-Shell The Watershed Project's Living Shoreline Initiative and our partner Pickleweed Point Oyster Farm were recently featured on the online environmental news website Grist.org. Click here to read the article.
The Watershed Project Featured on Grist.org
Oyster Farmer for a Day On April 7th, Pickleweed Point's oysters experienced some curious conditions: 50 environmental science high school students. This field trip was the culmination of the five-visit Wild! Oysters program for high school students, part of the Living Shoreline Initiative.
Students Learn about Aquaculture at Pickleweed Point
An Underwater Vision for San Francisco Bay When you look at our beautiful San Francisco Bay, what do you see? Sailboats, wind surfers, a raft of surf scoters and cormorants diving for herring? Ever wonder what's going on under the water? Many people have made that curiosity their life's work.
Subtidal Goals Project Report Released
Your Name in an Oyster Reef To raise funds for our oyster reef at Pt. Pinole, we'd like to offer a very unique holiday gift this year. For a donation of $50, you can give the gift of underwater habitat to a friend or family member.
A Unique Holiday Gift Idea
Hundreds of Hands Help Oysters The San Francisco Bay's native Olympia Oyster is taking steps toward restoration in our estuary. The Watershed Project's Living Shoreline Initiative helps promote that future by building relationships with community volunteers, students, and teachers.
Living Shoreline Program Makes an Impact