Time to Draw the Line

On Friday, April 22, the Bay Institute and partners filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to act in response to California’s decision to once again relax Bay-Delta water quality standards.

HORIZONTAL LEVEE® Coastal Storm-Surge Barrier

Restoring San Francisco Bay’s tidal marshes is one of the best and most inexpensive ways to protect valuable shoreline development from sea level rise during the next several decades.

Why the Horizontal Levee?

The Horizontal Levee is a type of natural infrastructure that is proposed as marsh restoration strategy in San Francisco Bay to help reduce shoreline flooding caused by sea level rise.

The Drought

It's our responsibility as individuals and as a state to use water wisely at all times, and to prepare for the next drought.

10/26/15: Proposed bay delta tunnels...

Whether walking the dog or riding a ferry full of awestruck tourists, every day Bay Area residents experience a national treasure — the San Francisco Bay Delta, the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas.


The Bay Institute needs your help to continue preserving and restoring the San Francisco Bay-Delta we call home.