San Leandro Bay/Oakland-Alameda Estuary Adaptation Working Group

The Working Group is a coalition of shoreline communities and stakeholders working to co-create a coordinated and inclusive future-looking action plan and subregional organizational structure to accelerate sea level rise adaptation, protect and restore water quality and habitat, and promote community resilience.

The Working Group is organized around the SFEI San Leandro OLU, which stretches from the Bay Bridge touchdown to Oyster Bay, and includes jurisdictions, agencies and CBOs that have an interest in the shoreline within the OLU, as well as regional and state collaborators.

Our shoreline is vulnerable to coastal inundation and rising groundwater and contamination as a result of rising sea levels. These climate induced hazards will put critical infrastructure at risk, damage habitat, and further burden already vulnerable communities. Our goal is to create an inclusive, transformative, and equitable climate-ready community along the San Leandro Bay and Oakland-Alameda Estuary shoreline.


The Working Group meets quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month.

Next meeting: December 14, 2022

September 14, 2022

June 8, 2022

March 9, 2022

December 8, 2021

September 8, 2021

June 16, 2021

Alameda County

Alameda County Flood Control District

Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District



Brower Dellums Institute for Sustainable Policy Studies

California State Coastal Conservancy


Capital Corridor

City of Alameda

City of Oakland

City of San Leandro

Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA)

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)

East Bay Regional Parks District

East Oakland Collective

East Oakland Neighborhood Initiative (EONI)

Greenbelt Alliance

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

Port of Oakland/Oakland International Airport

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

San Francisco Bay Trail/Association of Bay Area Governments

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI)

San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP)

San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Sierra Club

Sogorea Te’ Land Trust/Lisjan Nation

UC Berkeley

US Army Corps of Engineers

US Coast Guard

West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

A primary goal of the Working Group is to collaborativelyimplement a shared vision for long-term sea level rise adaptation and community resilience. Towards this end, we are working to develop a funding strategy and identify funding for priority projects.

You can find more information on potential adaptation grant opportunities in the BayCAN funding tracker.

The Working Group is currently seeking funds to:

  • Formalize the Working Group's organizational structure
  • Enter into funding agreements with member community based organizations
  • Liaise with regional agencies
  • Develop a shared long-term vision and action plan for the OLU
  • Develop OLU-wide vulnerability and gap assessment
  • Develop long-range Adaptation Pathways Master Plan
  • Identify regulator issues, capacity building priorities and financing plan for Master Plan implementation
  • Co-develop and co-implement outreach, engagement and communication strategies

Bay Conservation Development Commission (BCDC)


City of Alameda

City of San Leandro

East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD)

East Oakland Collective

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

Our Coast Our Future

Resilient by Design

San Francisco Estuary Institute

San Francisco Estuary Partnership

West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

Governance and Funding

The Charter was approved by the Working Group on September 14, 2022 and can be found here(PDF, 198KB) .