Completion of Baker Beach Green Streets Project Will Help Manage 2.6 Million Gallons of Stormwater Each Year

For the SFPUC, green infrastructure projects like Baker Beach Green Streets represent the future of San Francisco. Green infrastructure projects help manage the City’s stormwater more efficiently and sustainably, while also making communities more connected and livable. Completion of the Baker Beach Green Streets project and a series of green infrastructure improvements will help manage…

Meet a Watershed Planner Who Makes Green Infrastructure Tours Possible and Fun

For SFPUC Senior Watershed Planner Sarah Bloom, there is no “typical” work day for her. Bloom can be often found outdoors scouting new locations for green infrastructure grant projects, meeting with various SFPUC teams and external project stakeholders about the agency’s current green infrastructure projects, and working to solve new policy or technical challenges that…

A Short Guide of Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Rain Guardian

Saving the world does not always require super powers, fighting abilities, or a cape. Sometimes it just requires residents to use safety equipment to keep their adopted rain gardens clean and safe. The SFPUC’s Rain Guardians Program enables San Francisco residents or businesses to become “guardians” of the City’s new rain gardens by keeping them…

Green Infrastructure Volunteers See How Rain Gardens Measure Up

Last week the SFPUC partnered with Earthwatch and HSBC Holdings volunteers to conduct some citizen science out in the field on the oldest rain gardens in San Francisco. Rain gardens are also known as “green infrastructure,” a stormwater management technology that uses the natural power of plants and soils to slow down, clean and re-route…