Brooklyn Basin: Creating New Possibilities for a Restored Waterfront Community

By Ariella Simke, Freelance Writer; Leslie Lazarotti; Ellie Knecht  On 64 acres of previously industrial waterfront along the Oakland Estuary, a new community with public parks, Bay Trail improvements, and residential and commercial living space is taking shape. Brooklyn Basin is transforming into a lively place to live, work, and enjoy the outdoors. The ambitious … Continue Reading »

Top 6 Maintenance Tips to Tame El Niño

The weather models continue to call for a potentially extreme El Niño event this winter in central and southern California. Being prepared for what Mother Nature has to offer is your first line of defense in protecting your assets. Names like “Godzilla El Niño” and “Bruce Lee El Niño” are commonplace and hint at the … Continue Reading »

San Francisco Bay Dredging Projects – Is That Eelgrass in your Footprint?

by Gwen Santos Spring has arrived and that means the season for dredging and other in-water work in San Francisco Bay is just around the corner.  Do you know what’s in your subtidal footprint?  If eelgrass (Zostera marina or Z. pacifica) or other submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is present, pre- and post-project surveys are typically a … Continue Reading »