"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.

Rolled Up Sleeves in Richmond

Ramping Up Workdays Along the Greenway

Daylight saving time seemed to come early this week at The Watershed Project. That's because the Greening Urban Watersheds program sprang into action during the early morning hours, and hosted two events this weekend along the Richmond Greenway!
Unusually Warm Weather Hits Bay Area

Meadows and Urban Rain Gardens

Addressing Climate Change in the San Francisco Bay Watershed from Source to Sea

Did you know that January and February of this year were the driest they have ever been in California history? Fortunately, if we look to high mountain meadows, we can find inspiring solutions that can be carried out in our own Bay Area backyards to combat the effects of climate change!

Chabot Center Does a Rain Dance

Space and Science Center Tank Project Complete

I've been spending a lot of time at the science center lately--and not only because of my love for telescopes and the stars. As a member of the Oakland Rain Barrel Team, I have been helping to design and install a large-scale rainwater cistern at Oakland's Chabot Space & Science Center.

Rain Recyclers

Oaklanders Learn How to Install Rain Barrels

Oaklanders recently did a rain dance. Water conscious city residents attended a free rain barrel workshop and learned how to tap the sky with city-subsidized rain barrels.

Gorgeous Gardens that Fight Floods

Rain Gardens Offer Many Benefits to Bay Area Communities

California's got issues--with water. In the Bay Area, we experience long periods of relatively dry weather followed by heavy rains, and often have hard, clay soils to deal with. Rain gardens are an elegant, practical solution to many of our water-related concerns in the San Francisco Bay Area.