San Francisquito Creek JPA
Partnering with creekside landowners, the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) has initiated a series of five "demonstration" projects to stabilize the degrading banks along San Francisquito Creek. These five projects will be implemented utilizing environmentally-sensitive, "soft engineering" methods of bank stabilization derived from the San Francisquito Creek Bank Stabilization and Revegetation Master Plan. The JPA was able to secure two grants for these projects: 1) A Proposition 12 grant from the State Coastal Conservancy in the amount of $100,000 for the planning of the projects, and 2) A Section 319(h) grant from the State Water Resources Control Board in the amount of $316,580 to begin project implementation. A California Department of Water Resources grant of $72,000 was awarded to extend the Master Plan to Corte Madera Creek in Portola Valley. The JPA is partnering with the Town of Portola Valley on this project.