Preserving California's Environment
Protecting fish and wildlife habitats
To preserve the natural beauty of California, PG&E founded the Better Together Nature Restoration Grants in 1999. These habitats include wetlands and coastal areas. We continue to fund restoration projects throughout our service area to this day.
Discover how PG&E promotes stewardship with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Congress established National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) as a nonprofit in 1984. It sustains and restores the nation's fish, wildlife and plant habitats.
The PG&E Better Together Nature Restoration Grants, through the NFWF, brings together public and private resources. The projects help protect our natural resources.
In partnership with NFWF, these grants provide up to $30,000. The grants support projects that restore natural habitats. The program fosters local stewardship by teaching youth how they can help.
Protecting California wildlife
The PG&E Better Together Nature Restoration Grants has given $2 million to 71 projects since 1999. We help protect wildlife from Redding to Bakersfield.
Fish and wildlife that have benefitted from our grants include:
- California clapper rail
- Salt marsh harvest mouse
- San Francisco garter snake
- Red-legged frog
- Coho salmon
- Steelhead trout
- Western pond turtle
- Mission blue butterfly
- Many coastal plants, woodland stream banks and wetland areas
The PG&E Better Together Nature Restoration Grants awarded grants to numerous projects to conserve California's diverse wildlife:
- La Honda Pond Repair, La Honda Preserve
- Marsh Creek Floodplain and Riparian Restoration
- Wild Oysters Habitat Restoration, Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline
- SLEWS: Restoring Riparian Habitat on the Mokelumne River
- Sonoma Baylands Environmental Science & Restoration Project
- Cooley Landing Restoration and Education Project
- Sausal Creek Eco-Stewards Program with Oakland and Skyline High Schools
- Learning Landscapes Restoration
- Legacy Sediments and the Next Generation
- Golden Gate Audubon Eco-Education Program
- Pond Restoration and Education
- Audubon Bobcat Ranch Oak Woodland Corridor
- Lower Calaveras Demonstration Native Grass Planting
- Panorama Vista Riparian Restoration and Education
- Cresta Riparian Habitat Enhancement and Education Project
- Lake Solano Restoration and Watershed Education Project
Applying for a grant
Up to $30,000 is available for each grant request. Organizations that are eligible to apply include:
- Nonprofit community-based organizations
- Conservation organizations
- Local governments
- Tribal organizations
- School districts
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Our partnership with NFWF
"If we don't get the next generation involved, protection of our wonderful natural resources is not going to be possible. PG&E funding is making all the difference."
Claire Thorp, Assistant Director of the Southwest Partnership Office of the NFWF
Read about some of the PG&E programs that protect California wildlife
Following are PG&E wildlife protection programs in California.
PG&E, the NFWF and Lodi High School students with the Center for Land-Based Learning all collaborated in a restoration effort. The group helped restore nearly an acre of sensitive habitat along the Mokelumne River.
PG&E, the NFWF and community volunteers with the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed worked together. The group helped restore three acres of shoreline along Marsh Creek in Contra Costa County. This shoreline is one of the fastest-urbanizing watersheds in California.
PG&E helps fund a restoration project for middle school students to help preserve the Arroyo Grande Creek habitat.