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January 12, 2017

Wetland Restoration Is Working presents – video short #2, San Pablo Bay (in one minute)

We are excited to share with you the next segment in our video shorts series – #Wetland Restoration IS working.   In this one we take a look at the amazing work that has been done and is still happening between the Petaluma and Napa Rivers in the North Bay.  Thanks to a unique group of people who have come together with a vision, San Pablo Bay is now providing more habitat for birds and other wildlife, greater opportunities to enjoy the outdoors for people, and even more of the important ecosystem services wetlands are known for.  You can watch this new video on our website, Vimeo orYouTube.

Also we offer ideas on how and where to share it here!  and please do!!  This is good news that benefits all of our many efforts to protect wetlands and we think it’s worth spreading around!!

Our first video on Heron’s Head Park can also still be found on our website, YouTube, and Vimeo .

And many thanks to our partners who helped with this production including Sonoma Land Trust, and San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  Special thanks also to Meg Marriott for taking Caroline Warner and the videographers out on the refuge waters at dawn, to Trimtab Media for their outstanding work and independent photographers Beth Huning, Rick Lewis and Steve Zamek for their photography.   Go team!!

JV Highlights

Welcome Brenna Mahoney! 

Brenna Mahoney has joined the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture as our new Project Management Assistant.  In

this position, Brenna will assist in the revision of our Implementation Plan, which lays out our regional framework for shared habitat goals, objectives and strategies across ecosystems.  She comes to us after having recently spent a year at the State Coastal Conservancy as a California State Sea Grant Fellow where she worked in a similar capacity on the Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Update Project. Brenna holds a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz where she researched biological community connections in kelp forests along coastal California. She is excited to be working with the SFBJV and partners on the implementation of conservation and restoration goals for the Estuary.

Help us continue to build the JV – join our working committees 

The SFBJV working committees provide an opportunity for collaboration on habitat conservation planning and delivery, science, outreach, and advocacy. You are invited to participate in our Conservation Delivery Committee, our Government Affairs Committee, or Public Outreach.

       Grants with Deadlines 

By January 17

California State Duck Stamp Project

The CDFW is authorized to award grants (and contracts where necessary) for waterfowl conservation purposes (acquisition, restoration, enhancement, creation and research) to nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, state departments and federal agencies

By January 27

Sea Grant Fellowship Program in Population Dynamics
The Graduate Fellowship Program awards at least two new Ph.D. fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the population dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status.

By January 31
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

This program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships.

Captain Planet Foundation Grants

The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) is to support hands-on environmental projects for youth in grades K-12 and encourage innovative activities that empower children around the world to work individually and collectively as environmental stewards.

Grants are $7,000 each and given to applicants that, among other priorities:  protect Earth’s beauty and bounty; increase opportunities for outdoor activity; reduce environmental health hazards and build stronger communities.

Urban Bird Treaty Program

A program working with cities and partners to conserve migratory birds

through education, hazard reductions, citizen science, conservation actions,

and conservation and habitat improvement strategies in urban/suburban areas.

Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund

This fund supports small grassroots groups throughout greater northern
California (Santa Barbara and Kern Counties and all California counties to
the north) that are tackling tough environmental problems including toxic pollution, urban sprawl, sustainable agriculture, climate change, environmental degradation of our rivers and wild places, as well as, of our communities and
our health.


Expenditures made from this fund must benefit the fish and wildlife resources
of Alameda County.

By February 15
California Wildlands Grassroots Fund

This fund supports conservationists advocating for the permanent protection
of intact wildlands on both public and private lands in order to help preserve California’s wilderness and native biological diversity.

By February 17
State Coastal Conservancy Prop 1 funding

To be eligible for this grant round, projects must be multi-benefit urban

greening projects in the nine county San Francisco Bay Area that advance the purposes of Chapter 6 of Proposition 1.

Ongoing Grants

More grants with deadlines later in the year and into 2017 as well as others that have no deadlines or are ongoing can be found on our funding page.

JOBS with deadlines

           [these change frequently, to stay current check our jobs page]

January 15       Education and Stewardship Intern, Friends of Sausal Creek

January 19       Senior Environmental Scientist, CA Department of Fish & Wildlife

February 3       Restoration Technician, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

February 13     Executive Director, State and Federal Contractors Water Agency

JOBS with no deadlines

 Director of Philanthropy for Sonoma Land Trust

Regulatory Open Space Planner for Marin County Parks

Seasonal Field Technician for Audubon California

Habitat Project Tracking Contractor for San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

Ecological Restoration Internship for Presidio Trust

Upcoming Events – find all the events we know about here

In The News



Beth Huning – Coordinator

Sandra Scoggin – Assistant Coordinator

Caroline Warner – Public Outreach Coordinator 


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