San Francisco Bay Walkable Watershed




Skeo Solutions is now accepting applications to develop a Walkable Watershed concept plan for an urban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay watershed. Applicable counties include Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco City and County, Solano, and Sonoma.

A Walkable Watershed links environmental and social equity goals; using water as a starting point, the initiative focuses on restoring both watersheds and communities. The result is a community-based concept plan that outlines a range of physical improvements to clean water and transform a neighborhood simultaneously, including better creek access, enhanced sidewalks, street plantings, parks and other communal spaces.

We are seeking enthusiastic local government, non-profit, and local community organization partners who are committed to engaging neighborhoods in an integrated planning process that results in a roadmap for change. The approach builds on and leverages other planning initiatives such as climate adaptation plans, integrated water resources management plans, NPDES, watershed and land use plans and community developed plans. The plan can serve as a stepping stone for the new Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit, Green Infrastructure requirement.

Interested in Applying?

  • Please click here to download an overview of eligibility criteria, services and outcomes.
  • Click here to apply.
  • NEW See the slides from our webinar held October 28th  to learn more about walkable watersheds in practice.
  • NEW Find answers to commonly asked questions in our San Francisco Bay Walkable Watershed FAQ.
  • All applications and supporting materials must be received by 5:00pm PT November 20, 2015.
  • Recipient will be announced by December 14, 2015.
  • Please contact Marcus Griswold if you have additional questions.

Please check back often for project updates.