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San Mateo County Harbor District

news & updates



James B. Pruett

General Manager

San Mateo County Harbor District

(650) 583-4962

January 2022

January 19, 2022 Board Meeting Highlights

2022 Board Organization: Election of Officers

Nancy Reyering, President

William Zemke, Vice President/Secretary

Tom Mattusch, Treasurer


Public Hearing on Draft Maps of Voting District Boundaries following the 2020 Census

This was discussed at the January Board Meeting and will be brought back in February

Current Districting

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Training with USCG Air Station SF

On Wednesday December 1, 2021, The Pillar Point Harbor Patrol - San Mateo County Harbor District conducted an Annual Training Evolution with the United States Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco at Pillar Point Harbor. Allied Agencies who participated included the Oyster Point Marina Harbor Patrol, California State Park Lifeguards, The San Mateo County Sherriff’s Office, CAL Fire Coastside, California Fish and Wildlife, San Mateo County Park Rangers and AMR Paramedics.


The Pillar Point Harbor Patrol, with the long-standing partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, continues to facilitate opportunities with all San Mateo County Allied Agencies to enhance knowledge and increased understanding of waterside assets and capabilities. This opportunity highlighted all Coastside Allied Agencies working together for the safety and protection of the community and visitors of San Mateo County.

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Master Plan

We want your input!

The first draft of the Harbor District Master Plan was presented to the Harbor Commissioner's and public. The plan is the result of months of collaboration and work with stakeholders, interested parties, staff, and the Board of Harbor Commissioners. The draft plan can be found here as well as instructions on how the public can make comments on the draft documents. This plan will drive the District for several years to come, it is vital we get it right!

Dungeness Crab Season

Has Begun

Come on down and enjoy fresh crab!

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Off The Boat Sales

West Trail Project is Underway

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We are happy to report that the West Trail Project at Mavericks is underway and progressing nicely. There was a slight delay in December because of the heavy rain but January has been dry.

The Project includes improvements to the existing storm drain system. The existing hillside storm drain will be placed underground along the hillside slope and will drain to a new Bioretention Basin before discharging to the Pillar Point Marsh. The restored freshwater connection will provide ecological benefits to the marsh ecosystem, and improve water quality in the area.


Photos of Upgraded Storm Drain System

New overflow discharge pipe and energy dissipater to the marsh; it replaces an old outfall that discarded storm water directly into the harbor.


Soils excavated from the drainage ditch where they will be constructing a biofiltration basin which will overflow into the marsh during heavy rains.

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Thank you for your continued patience. This week it is likely that the main parking will be closed to bring in cement to complete this phase of the project. Parking is very limited as the West Trail parking lot is being used as a construction staging area.

Please be careful while walking around construction areas and keeps dogs leased.

Construction is right on track and estimated to be completed this April.

Construction Phase: December 2021-April 2022

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LingCod Caught at Pillar Point Harbor 1959

Closures for Our Administrative Office

Pillar Point Harbor Office Staff

Oyster Point Marina Office Staff

Monday, February 21st President Day

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