East Bay Dischargers Authority is part of a team led by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership focused on facilitating multi-benefit projects along the San Francisco Bay shoreline that provide resilience to sea level rise, improve water quality, and restore and protect habitat. The project received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund. The Transforming Shorelines Grant Agreement with EPA can be found here, and the Transforming Shorelines Work Plan approved by EPA can be found here.
EBDA is leading two projects as part of Transforming Shorelines. The first is the First Mile Horizontal Levee Project. A Horizontal Levee is a multi-benefit concept that is being considered as a potential way to respond to sea rise using ‘green infrastructure’. The concept was first demonstrated at Oro Loma Sanitary District, and the goal of the First Mile project is to design and seek permits for a full-scale Horizontal Levee in the EBDA service area just south of Oro Loma. The second EBDA-led project is a Feasibility Study to explore nature-based multi-benefit project options at the Hayward Oxidation Ponds next to the Hayward Water Pollution Control Facility.
Consultants are invited to propose on the First Mile and Hayward Feasibility Study projects by responding to this Request for Proposals. Proposals are due at 2pm on October 16, 2020. Please see the following Addenda:
Addendum 2 (Questions and Answers)
The complete Hayward Regional Shoreline Adaptation Master Plan can be viewed here as a reference document.