Arcade Creek Environmental Improvements

Sacramento, California

Foothill Associates prepared the successful Proposition 50/ CALFED grant proposal for $1 million for the City of Sacramento, Department of Utilities, to support watershed planning and projects on Arcade Creek. Foothill Associates recommended which project elements should be included in the grant proposal to best meet the granting agency goals and enhance the likelihood of success. The effort included responding to the multiple proposal sections, refining concept plans, and developing the budgets and schedules for proposal tasks. The scope of the grant was extensive and complex, with discrete tasks for watershed group facilitation and public outreach, phase two of the watershed plan, invasive species eradication, and design of a detention/ filtration wetland. This grant was awarded to the City by the California Bay Delta Authority (formerly CALFED).

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Del Paso Park detention basin was a project funded through the grant.

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Interpretive signs explain the benefits of the wetland and detention basin on Arcade Creek.

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The detention/filtration wetland serves as a water quality basin and detention area for flood events.