East Bay Watershed Master Plan Public Meeting

East Bay Watershed Master Plan
Public meeting notice

 

Briones Reservoir covers 725 acres in Contra Costa County and is owned and operated by EBMUD for raw water storage.

(photo) Briones Reservoir covers 725 acres in Contra Costa County and is owned and operated by EBMUD for raw water storage.

The District invites the public to join EBMUD at a meeting to review and discuss the public draft of the East Bay Watershed Master Plan which guides the management of tens of thousands of acres of land and water resources in the East Bay. Staff will give a brief presentation on the master plan and proposed changes, and the audience will be invited to comment. 

Monday, August 15, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

EBMUD Administration Building, 375 11th Street, Oakland CA, 2nd floor 

Contact: Doug Wallace at 510-287-1370 or email comments to watershedmasterplan@ebmud.com.   

About 28,000 acres of watershed lands in the East Bay provide needed protection for EBMUD’s high quality drinking water, while offering habitat for plants and animals – as well as a natural haven for the public to enjoy. These lands surround five reservoirs (Briones, San Pablo, Upper San Leandro, Chabot and Lafayette) and one basin that does not contain a reservoir (Pinole Valley).

The new plan proposes changes to address issues that have arisen since the first plan was adopted in 1996, such as climate change, invasive mussels and toxic algae. It also incorporates plans for habitat conservation, grazing and fire protection, and considers changes to recreational access programs and options for limited access to specific watershed trails by cyclists. 

Below are links to both clean and redline versions of the master plan. Hard copies are available upon request by calling the District Secretary’s office at 510-287-0404.

Email comments to watershedmasterplan@ebmud.com by the close of business on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.