Meet Bree Candiloro, SFPUC Chief Nursery Specialist

For SFPUC Chief Nursery Specialist Bree Candiloro, a typical day at the office includes assessing the health of the plants, checking the SFPUC’s nursery and facilities to ensure everything is working properly, and seasonal nursery activities. This means spring is sowing; summer and fall is seed season, and in winter, plants go out for planting….

Engineers and Scientists Bring STEM Activities to Classrooms in Tuolumne County

The SFPUC and its social impact partners, Stantec, Wood Group PLC, McMillen Jacobs Associates, and Black and Veatch will once again participate in Tuolumne County’s annual Engineers and Scientists in Schools Week, taking place from March 9 – 13.  During the program, scientists and engineers will visit nearly 50 classrooms throughout Tuolumne County, where they…

Thriving with Nature: Meet Watershed Keeper Supervisor Sarah Lenz

When your office is literally in nature, seeing wild animals can be a daily occurrence. Sarah Lenz, watershed keeper supervisor in the Peninsula Watershed, is part of a small team of dedicated people in the SFPUC’s Natural Resources and Lands Management Division who patrol and protect the agency’s 23,000-acre watershed on the Peninsula. Lenz loves…

A Look Back in History: Stream Flows in San Mateo County

The following letter dated January 21, 1918 from the SFPUC Archives reports on Peninsula Stream Flows. Frenchmans Creek is a 4.4-mile-long stream in San Mateo County. Frenchmans Creek runs through privately owned land on the outskirts of Half Moon Bay. Though surrounded in its lower reaches by agricultural land, it supports wildlife habitat and, until…