Projects

Walk This Way

An interdisciplinary strategy to improve underpasses in Oakland.

Watershed Markers: Creeks Beneath Your Feet

Former creeks, now buried in culverts, are memorialized by a series of bronze relief sculptures embedded into sidewalks at locations above these culverts. The pieces portray stepping stones surrounded by native fauna that inhabit the creeks such as Rainbow Trout, Pacific Chorus Frogs, California Newts and dragonflies. Each site features five bronze “stepping stones” inviting the visitor to step across as if crossing a creek.

West Oakland Assessment Grants

In 2009, the US EPA awarded the City of Oakland two “community-wide” brownfield assessment grants totaling $400,000 for use in west Oakland.