BOLINAS LAGOON LIVING SHORELINE CA

BOLINAS LAGOON LIVING SHORELINE CA

CONTINUING AUTHORITY, SECTION 206

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

The Bolinas Lagoon CAP 206 would reconnect the degraded wetland-upland transition zone along the south end of the lagoon to restore natural ecological processes and enhance shoreline resilience against current and future impacts. Wetlands are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems. They provide essential services and supply all our fresh water. Bolinas Lagoon, a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, provides habitat and ecosystem services for a wide range of species including 23 rare, threatened, and endangered animal and plant species and over 50,000 migratory birds. The Greater Farallones Association (GFA) has developed this project in partnership with the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Marin County Parks. The project had a positive FID and completed the Project Management Plan.

 

            TOTAL FUNDING

            TOTAL COST                                                                            $1,500,000

            FEDERAL COST                                                                        $   800,000

            NON-FEDERAL COST                                                              $   700,000 

 

            TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2023                         $   100,000

            FY 2024 BUDGET                                                                     $   450,000   

            COST TO COMPLETE                                                               $   250,000

 

FY23 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Completed a successful Federal Interest Determination Milestone.

FY24 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Completed the Project Management Plan to inform execution of the Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • Project received $125,000 in FY22 Supplemental IIJA and an additional $300,000 in FY22 IIJA Addendum.
  • The NFS for the project is Greater Farallones Association. The project lands are owned by Seadrift Homeowners Association. Marin County holds an easement over this land. However, Marin County is not able to sign the Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement.
  • The Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement has not been signed because of delays associated with USACE real estate requirements that NFS cannot meet. After several months of coordination and receipt of letter from landowners, USACE determined the agreement could be signed, with notable risk. However, NFS grant funding/schedule constraints may prevent them from executing the agreement.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST­

  • 2nd District, Rep. Jared Huffman

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, Thomas R. Williams, 415-503-6560

Updated on 29 February 2024

 

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