Two categories of projects were laid out for this work.
- Creek Restoration Projects includes restoration of creek segments to improve water quality, hydrology, and wildlife habitat to prevent floods, improve public accessibility and increase community stewardship. $5,500,000 was set aside for this work.
- The acquisition of Watershed Protection Easements, including acquisition of high-value, restorable habitat, watersheds of creek segments with presence of rainbow trout and other wildlife populations, and property of high aesthetic and water- quality protection values. $4,500,000 was set aside for this work.
In many cases, additional the Measure DD acted as seed money to attract grants. The original bond measure listed some possible creeks, a prioritized list was created in 2005.