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Watershed Stewardship Grant Program

Watershed Stewardship Grants

The Watershed Stewardship Grant Program (Watershed Stewardship Grant) helps fulfill the stewardship component of the district’s mission, including District Ends Policy 4.1, protect and restore creek, bay, and other aquatic ecosystems, with the objective (4.1.1) to preserve creeks, bay and ecosystems through environmental stewardship.

The Program is consistent with the definition stating stewardship means to entrust the careful and responsible management of the environment and natural resources to one's care for the benefit of the greater community.

Objectives of the Grant include:

  • Implement general stewardship activities
  • Implement pollution prevention activities within south Santa Clara County
  • Implement pollution prevention activities countywide
  • Implement trail planning activities
  • Implement trail mapping activities


To date, four cycles of the Watershed Stewardship Grant have been implemented by the district. These included 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2011. The 2011 grant was focused on supporting several sections of the district’s Clean, Safe Creeks and Natural Flood Protection Program, including Outcomes 2.1, 2.5, 3.2 and 4.1.

Watershed Stewardship Grant Program Update

Currently there is no open grant cycle for watershed stewardship projects. Should the district Board of Directors approve additional grant cycles, this page will be updated.

Historical Information on Watershed Stewardship Grant Program

Please direct all inquiries, correspondence, and grant applications to:

Brian Mendenhall, Project Manager
Stream Stewardship Unit
Santa Clara Valley Water District
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

(408) 630-3093