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    People play in the water at Crissy Field East Beach on June 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is experiencing record temperatures for the third straight day. San Francisco shattered a record temp of 94 degrees from 1994 on Monday when the mercury hit 100 degrees. High temps will continue through Wednesday.

    A $1.5 million grant is being given to the San Francisco Estuary Partnership to protect the bay, according to the Association of Bay Area Governments.

    The grant was given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Transforming Shorelines project, which aims to protect the bay's watersheds too.

    Project officials will be working to improve water quality by limiting contaminants from going into the bay from wastewater treatment plants.

    With the money, the officials plan to create over 150 acres of habitat for wildlife around several plants.

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