The Friends of Willow Creek are honored and excited to announce our receiving an $8,000 grant to create a creek daylighting plan for the Willow Creek Watershed. Daylighting is when you remove a creek from an underground pipe and re-create its open, vegetated channel above ground. Since 2011, we have submitted numerous grant applications, including to the U.S. EPA Urban Waters Program, but we were finally successful in winning a grant from the fabulous Jiji Foundation www.jiji.org that supports community educational and environmental projects, including native plant restoration, from Baja California up to British Columbia. We know we can make these funds go a long way to create a technically feasible vision for a sustainable, daylighted creek with native riparian vegetation through the neighborhood to the Bay, including the Willow Creek Academy campus, where it can be studied and nurtured by students in perpetuity. Feel free to contact me (Steve Moore) if you are interested in helping manage this grant-funded effort, or if you know technical experts that would be interested in contributing to the design of this landmark project that we are only just beginning.