congratulations to our 2017 impact grant AWARD recipient!

Literacy for environmental justice

$100,000 | 3 Years


Water harvesting for climate-smart landscaping
san Francisco, ca

The project will complete a water-harvesting/storage/distribution system that includes a climate-smart native plant garden, interpretive signage, and educational programming at California's first urban state park (Candlestick Point Park) serving the adjacent low-income Bayview/Hunters Point community. 16,000 gallons of water/year will be harvested to grow native plants. A community garden will also use some of the harvested water. The project provides employment for low-income youth, who will work to produce and install habitat restoration and climate-smart landscaping. A half-acre of impermeable surfaces will also be removed, allowing for 124,000 gallons/year less water treatment and greater groundwater recharge. The Project has all permits, 80% or better technical drawings, 3/4 of required funding, and support of many high-profile entities and the community. Implementation will rely on the local community, schools, and service groups to provide project crews and other volunteer services.


Stay tuned to learn more about this project as it gets underway!