January News from the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

BIG thanks to

Richard Seagraves

and

 Inspiration Campaign

for all the great photos taken at this year’s State of the Estuary conference!

 

 

 

January 22, 2014  

 

 San Francisco Bay Joint Venture January Bulletin

SPOTLIGHTS

 

ALL ABOUT BIRDS – UPCOMING EVENTS 

you don’t want to miss! 

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Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary 

JAN 25, 10:30-5:00
This is a family-friendly and community-based free
event to celebrate the waterbirds and Pacific Herring that love the Bay as much as we do! 

 Please r.s.v.p.

 

Flyway Festival, Mare Island – February 7-9 

Join the 18th Flyway Festival and celebrate
with others the annual migration of more
than 1 million shorebirds and hundreds of
thousands of ducks, geese, hawks, songbirds
and other wildlife to and through SF Bay.

 

BE A LEAD SCIENTIST FOR THE BIOBLITZ!

The National Park Service and National Geographic

are teaming up to bring the 2014 BioBlitz – a 24 hour all taxa biodiversity inventory – to Golden Gate National Parks on March 28 & 29.

Field Stations will be located at: Giacomini Wetlands in Point Reyes Station, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Rodeo Beach, the Presidio, Mori Point and Rancho Corral

de Tierra.  There will also be a Data Center for sorting specimens, keying out species, using microscopes, data entry, et. al. at Crissy Center in the Presidio.

Lead scientists with sufficient knowledge to find and correctly identify organisms in the park and engage the public in conducting species inventories are needed and must fill out a registration form here.

For additional information please contact Lizzy Edson at bioblitz2014@gmail.com or (415) 289-1848.

 

GET INVOLVED

The Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for  

the Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project  

is now available online for public comment.   

The 45-day comment period will end on Friday March 7.  You can find the Supplemental EIR here.  

 

     

TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT
APPLYING FOR THAT NAWCA GRANT 

    

The NAWCA Standard grants program supports projects in Canada, the United States, and Mexico that involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated upland habitats.

Those interested in submitting an application should

contact Beth Huning well in advance of the submission deadline for input on ways to make your application competitive on the national level.  2014 Grant applications are due February 28 and July 8.  New applicants need to up at least three weeks before submission date.  More information can be found here.

 

 

 

GRANTS – with deadlines

 

Deadline Jan 31:   Santa Clara Valley Water District 2013 Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Grant Program

The Grant Program is established to provide funding for research of new and innovative water conservation programs and technologies. The primary goal is to identify water savings devices and strategies that can assist the District in meeting its long-term water savings goal of 98,500 acre-feet per year by 2030.  more

Deadline early MarchNorth American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) provides matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the benefit of wetlands-associated migratory birds and other wildlife. There is a Standard and a Small Grants Program. Both are competitive grants programs and require that requests be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 1-to-1 ratio. Funds from U.S. Federal sources may contribute towards a project, but are not eligible as match.

Partners considering applying should discuss with Beth Huning, SFBJV Coordinator.  more 

 

Deadline March 17:   Clean Water Program, Anti-litter School Outreach

The Clean Water Program is inviting proposals from educational organizations for outreach projects in Alameda County schools for school years 2014/15 through 2017/18 (four years of services). Projects must be designed to help K-12 students and teachers understand the connection between storm drains and local creeks, wetlands and the Bay, and to encourage stormwater pollution prevention, with a strong emphasis on litter reduction.  more

 

GRANTS – ongoing

 

California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)

WCB continues to provide funding for wetland, riparian, oak woodland, and other fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects and land acquisition (easement and fee title) from Propositions 40, 50, and 117. The WCB’s Riparian, Inland Wetlands, and Oak Woodland programs continue, and are continuously open for proposal submission. for inquiries contact  (916) 445-8448.

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program at San Francisco Bay  The program’s focus is on the San Mateo and Marin Counties’ outer Coast and is also available to projects in watersheds draining into San Francisco Bay. The mission of the Coastal Program at San Francisco Bay is to conserve coastal ecosystems by engaging external partners and other Service programs in activities that restore, enhance and protect fish and wildlife habitats and habitat forming processes. Funding Available: about $100,000 to $200,000 annually. There is no rigid application format or deadline to apply. However, our money is available on a Federal fiscal year basis (October 1 to September 30), and we encourage you to contact us as early as possible so that we can explore potential partnership opportunities for your project. We would like to hear from you starting in January each year, cooperative agreements for each year are generally finalized by June.   more… 

 

MEDIA NEWS

 

 

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

 

 

COURSES, EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

 

 

JANUARY 2014
23 –  NCTC Broadcast: Human Dimensions of Resources Conservation
23 – Webinar “Overview of Metadata: What it is and does”
25 – Waterbird Festival
30 – Webinar “Writing and Managing Metadata in ESRI Arc Environment”
30 & 31 – King Tide Walks – various locations
 

FEBRUARY and BEYOND 

February 04 –  Communicating Climate Change to Diverse Audiences

February 5 – May 1:  Call for Abstracts – Pathways 2014 Conference

February 06 – Communicating Coastal Climate Impacts to Diverse Audiences 

February 7-9 – 18th Annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival

February 14-17 –  Great Backyard Bird Count;

February 20:   Second Annual Conference of the Bay Area Flood Protection Agencies Association  

Through Feb 23 – Above and Below; Stories from our Changing Bay at the Oakland Museum

February 28 – Call for Proposals due for Restoring America’s Estuaries  

March 4 & 6 – Climate Engagement Strategies and Problem Solving  

March 19 – 32nd Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference  

March 28/29 – Biodiversity Festival with National Geographic and National Parks Service      

April 11 –  North Bay Watershed Association Conference 2014

 

 

 

JOBS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

WITH DEADLINES

By Jan 31, 2014: Consultant Opportunities – Request for Proposals, Commission for Environmental Cooperation
By Jan 23, 2014:   Program Manager for Living Arroyos,
Urban Creeks Council

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED  

Consulting Opportunity, National Audubon Society with Partners in Flight  

Part-time Watershed Outreach Program Assistant, Alameda Country Resource Conservation District  

Stewardship Coordinator,  Solano Land Trust 
Stewardship Director, Solano Land Trust  

Field Steward, Solano Land Trust 

Norman F. Sprague, Jr. Conservation Investments Associate Project Director, The Nature Conservancy 

Development Director, The Watershed Project

Intern, Presidio Trust
Director, Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network
Director of Major Gifts, Save the Bay

 

 

 

San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

735 B Center Blvd. Fairfax, CA 94930

415-259-0334

 Beth Huning, Coordinator | Sandra Scoggin, Assistant Coordinator  
 Caroline Warner, Public Outreach Coordinator