San Francisco’s Mission Creek is a 24 acre park and tidal channel remnant of the once-huge Mission Bay. Landfilled in the 1800s, Mission Bay and Mission Creek served as a home for military, commercial maritime, and industrial activity for over a century. In 1959, a floating home and recreational harbor established in the creek.
Mission Creek Conservancy is a public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1983 by members of Mission Creek Harbor, the Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and other environmental activists dedicated to restoring, preserving, and enhancing the diverse wildlife and tidal community at Mission Creek.
Today, Mission Creek is foraged by over 55 species of shorebirds and various marine animals.
Thank you for your interest in learning about this special sliver of San Francisco.
This is Mission Creek:
All photos on this site have been provided to the Conservancy for use by Sarah Bertram, Michael Ohta, and Ginny Stearns.
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and sacred things of the city,
both alone and with many.
We will seek unceasingly to quicken
the sense of public duty
We will transmit this city
not only not less,
but greater, better
and more beautiful
than it was transmitted to us.
-Oath of the Athenian city-state