Hendrys Creek in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve

Midpen’s Board of Directors endorses Proposition 3, the Water Infrastructure and Watershed Conservation Bond Initiative of 2018, on the November 6 statewide ballot. Prop 3 would authorize $8.87 billion in general obligation bonds for water-related infrastructure and environmental projects.

A Portion of the Bond Funding Allocations That May Benefit Environmental Conservation in the Bay Area

  • $200 million for the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority for flood management, wetlands restoration, and other projects
  • $100 million for the San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program of the Coastal Conservancy for the protection and restoration of watersheds of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • $135 million for the State Coastal Conservancy for the protection and restoration of coastal watersheds
  • $300 million for the Wildlife Conservation Board for land acquisitions, protection and restoration of oak woodlands, and community conservation plans
  • $60 million for the Department of Conservation for watershed restoration and conservation projects on agricultural lands, rangelands, managed wetlands, and forested lands
  • $20 million for the Department of Parks and Recreation for projects that provide access to rivers for non-motorized recreation with priority for disadvantaged communities
  • $50 million for the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for the purpose of reducing the threat of wildfires which would negatively impact watershed health
  • $100 million for the Wildlife Conservation Board to improve the quality of public and private rangelands, wildlands, meadows, wetlands, riparian areas and aquatic areas for the purpose of increasing groundwater recharge and water supply from those land
  • $40 million for the California Conservation Corps for projects to protect, restore, and improve the health of watershed lands, including forest lands, meadows, wetlands, chaparral, riparian habitat and other watershed lands
  • $150 million for the Department of Parks and Recreation for protection and restoration of watershed lands within and affecting units of the State Parks System, with high priority to redwood and other forest land important to protecting river and stream flows and quality.

More Information

For more information on Proposition 3, visit Ballotpedia.org.