Wildcat Creek Restoration & Greenway Trail Project

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  1. Project Information ENGLISH
  2. Información del Proyecto ESPAÑOL

Project Overview

The Wildcat Creek Restoration and Greenway Trail Project is a state and locally funded multi-benefit project to restore 2,200 linear feet of Wildcat Creek between Vale Road and Church Lane. Project benefits include refuge areas for fish, a modified floodplain to accommodate larger flow volumes, a widened creek corridor and the re-planting of native plants on the restored bank. In addition to the in-stream benefits of creating a more natural creek habitat, this project will also provide a Class I shared-use path for cyclist and pedestrians.

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Image 1: Wildcat Creek Restoration & Greenway Trail Conceptual Design Plans and Sections

Key Project Elements

The Project will include the following key elements:

  • Enhanced natural flow of the creek through a new right bank slope configuration (2:1 instead of the current 3.5:1), which will help the creek accommodate larger flow volumes, reduce erosion and improve long-term stability of the creek.
  • Improved water quality by reducing concrete in the creek and installing bioswales to filter water.
  • Improved watershed health through the planting of thousands of native plants and construction of ripple pools within the creek for fish and other wildlife.
  • Community access to the open space along the creek, through a shared-use biking and walking path, look-outs, benches and tables.
  • Security features such as lighting and cameras for community safety.

Project Schedule

  • Design and Permitting: November 2017 – December 2018
    • Public Meeting 1: March 15, 2018 at the San Pablo Public Library, Wildcat Community Room
    • Public Meeting 2: June 26, 2018 at the San Pablo Public Library, Wildcat Community Room
  • Construction: Spring 2020 – Summer 2021

Project Team

  • Project Manager: Ronalyn Nonato, Associate Engineer, City of San Pablo
  • Project Design Team: Restoration Design Group (RDG)
  • Project Construction Manager: Park Engineering Inc.
  • Project Construction Contractors: Ghilotti Construction Co. Inc.

Project Funding

The total estimated cost of the Wildcat Creek Restoration & Greenway Trail is $6.2 million.

The Project has been made possible by the following funding sources:

  • City funds: $1,100,000
  • State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
    • Proposition 1 Grant: $1,300,000State Coastal Conservancy LogoGrant Logo for Proposition 1
    • The Coastal Conservancy is a California state agency, established in 1976, to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, to help people get to and enjoy the outdoors, and to sustain local economies along California’s coast. It acts with others to protect and restore, and increase public access to California’s coast, ocean, coastal watersheds, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Its vision is of a beautiful, restored, and accessible coast for current and future generations of Californians.

For more information, visit SCC.

  • Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA)
    • Measure J Pedestrian Bike and Trail Facilities: $1,000,000
    • Transportation for Sustainable Communities: $280,000Contra Costa Transportation Authority Logo
    • The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is a public agency formed by Contra Costa voters in 1988 to manage the County’s transportation sales tax program and to do countywide transportation planning. CCTA is responsible for maintaining and improving the County’s transportation system by planning, funding, and delivering critical transportation infrastructure projects and programs that connect our communities, foster a strong economy, increase sustainability, and safely and efficiently get people where they need to go. CCTA is also the county’s designated Congestion Management Agency (CMA), responsible for putting programs in place to keep traffic levels manageable.

For more information, visit CCTA.

  • East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD)East Bay Regional Park District Logo
    • Measure WW Grant: $800,000
    • The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is a system of beautiful parklands and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties to the east of San Francisco. The system comprises 121,397 acres in 73 parks, including over 1,250 miles of trails. EBRPD acquires, manages, and preserves natural and cultural resources for all to enjoy now and into the future. EBRPD’s parks are ideal for healthful recreation and environmental education. EBRPD invites you to enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, boating, golfing, and nature study in EBRPD parks.  

For more information, visit EBRPD.

  • California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA)California Natural Resources Agency LogoGrant Logo for Proposition 1
    • Proposition 1 California Urban Rivers Program: $689,222
    • CNRA’s mission is to restore, protect and manage the state’s natural, historical and cultural resources for current and future generations using creative approaches and solutions based on science, collaboration and respect for all the communities and interests involved.

For more information, visit CNRA.