Public meeting set for Wildcat Creek Restoration and Greenway project

Public meeting set to discuss Wildcat Creek Restoration and Greenway trail project

The city of San Pablo plans to provide community members with an update on the developing designs for the Wildcat Creek Restoration and Greenway Project.

The community meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, in the Wildcat Community Room of the San Pablo Library, 13751 San Pablo Ave. Spanish translation and snacks will be provided.

The project will restore the creek between Vale Road and Church Lane and provide a Class I shared-use path for cyclists and pedestrians.

Construction is estimated to begin in January 2019 and last about a year.

Spanish translation during the presentation will be provided.

County libraries serving free, healthy lunches to kids and teens this summer
San Pablo Library at 13751 San Pablo Ave.

The project, funded through state and local sources, will restore 2,200 linear feet of Wildcat Creek and 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.

A new right bank slope configuration will help the creek accommodate larger flow volumes and reduce erosion. Water quality will improve by reducing concrete in the creek and installing bioswales to filter water.  And the community will be able to enjoy the view of all this from a shared-use bike and walking path that will feature lookouts, benches and tables, and security features such as lighting and cameras.

Construction is estimated to begin in January and last about a year.

The project is being made possible by a contribution of $1.3 million from the California Coastal Conservancy, $1 million from the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, $800,000 from East Bay Regional Park District, and $689,222 from the California Natural Resources Agency.

For more information about the project, go here.