Play the Award-Winning Urban Watershed Planning Game for the Islais Creek, Sunnydale, & Yosemite Watersheds!
Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)
DISCOVER YOUR URBAN WATERSHED! LEARN ABOUT THE ISLAIS CREEK,SUNNYDALE, AND YOSEMITE URBAN WATERSHEDS IN SAN FRANCISCO.
You are invited to play the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC) award-winning Urban Watershed Planning Game!
The SFPUC is excited to announce an interactive workshop on Saturday, November 16, 2013 to help plan necessary upgrades to San Francisco’s combined sewer system. This workshop will include a presentation on the Urban Watershed Assessment and feature the interactive watershed planning game to generate ideas for green and grey infrastructure solutions for San Francisco’s Islais Creek, Sunnydale, and Yosemite watersheds. Your input will contribute to the SFPUC’s Urban Watershed Assessment and the next 20 years of sewer system upgrades through the Sewer System Improvement Program.
Planning Game Workshop:
When: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 10:00am-1:30pm
Where: San Francisco, Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124
Lunch will be provided. Please note that space is limited - RSVP today!
Limited parking is available, but public transit is encouraged. The facility is accessible via the MUNI 23, 24, 44, 54, and T-Third Street Line.
About the Urban Watershed Planning Game: The SFPUC developed this interactive game to demonstrate the complexities of our urban watersheds and engage the public in long-term planning for sewer system upgrades and healthy watersheds. Team members will learn about the Islais Creek, Sunnydale and Yosemite watersheds’ natural characteristics and sewer related challenges while exploring tradeoffs between project solutions. Address these challenges by wisely playing game pieces that include grey (major pipe improvements) and green infrastructure solutions (raingardens, permeable pavement, green roofs, and more). Compare your team’s game board with the larger group. Your results will generate a pool of projects for us to assess during our planning process.
About the Urban Watershed Assessment: The need to upgrade our sewer system is real. Over 60 percent of our pipes are over 70 years old and the system gets overwhelmed during heavy rains. In addition, our system will be faced with the challenges of climate change and sea level rise. To address current challenges and prepare for the future, the SFPUC is developing a comprehensive plan for the next 20 years of sewer system upgrades to ensure a reliable and resilient system through a planning process called the Urban Watershed Assessment.
Analysis for each urban watershed will be completed in four phases over the next several years, starting with the Bayside watersheds, then followed by the Westside watersheds. Through the next year, the Urban Watershed Assessment will be evaluating opportunities for stormwater improvement projects and soliciting public input through the Urban Watershed Planning Game, education sessions, and online forums. Your feedback will help us propose project recommendations for each watershed. For more information, please visit:sfwater.org/urbanwatersheds.