The Sausal Creek Restoration Project (Project) has received the 2019 Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter in the Design, Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space category. The 800 linear-foot Project, which included 250 feet of creek channel daylighting, features improved creek habitat including better visibility of the creek, an American with Disabilities Act-accessible interpretive pedestrian pathway, enhanced native rainbow trout habitat, new native trees and vegetation, and a new public restroom. The Project benefits include improved water quality and flood control, reduced erosion, and bank stabilization to protect the adjacent roadway and homes. The City of Oakland-led Project was designed by Restoration Design Group and was planned and implemented in partnership with the Friends of Sausal Creek. More information on the Project can be found here. More information on the Merit Award, including additional photos of the completed project, can be found here.