BPC Takes Active Role in WRDA Implementation

When President Obama signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, formerly known as the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on December 16, he created a big opportunity for the San Francisco Bay Area. The WIIN Act directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”) to establish ten pilot programs to carry […]

Weekend’s Massive Weather System Brings Hope and Worry for California’s Water Supply

California’s snowpack provides about a third of the state’s water supply. While one may be comforted by reports of the snow surveys done earlier this week, which showed statewide snowpack levels at 70% of average, worries are now setting in about the upcoming weekend storm. The relatively warm rainfall coming in will likely melt away […]

Visualizing Higher Sea Levels with King Tides

It has been told that there was a year when BPC’s Annual Members Meeting and Luncheon fell on the same day as a king tides day, and that the view of these tides, seen from the St. Francis Yacht Club, was quite a sight to see. Unfortunately, our Luncheon missed the mark by just a […]

Collaboration Key in Adopting New RMP Fee Schedule for San Francisco Bay’s Dredger Community

Earlier this year, BPC held an Expert Briefing on the Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) and the upcoming dredger fee schedule for 2017-2019. After much collaboration with the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) and the Regional Water Board, the Steering Committee of the RMP approved the dredger fee schedule for 2017-2019. Click here to read the […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Bay Planning Coalition

Can you believe it is already November? This year has been a busy one for Bay Planning Coalition. We have held more events than ever before, increased member involvement with the rapid growth and activity of our member committees, and done much to increase our influence in the region, state and Washington, DC.   The […]

Bridging the Gap to Greater Beneficial Reuse Part II

November 18, 2016 If you read our blog post from a couple of weeks ago, you learned about some of BPC’s history in the dredging community and how we continue to be the voice of industry in San Francisco Bay. This includes providing the most up to date information on issues such as the movement […]

With Tight Results, Californians Voice Opinions on State Measures

Earlier this fall, Bay Planning Coalition’s Board of Directors and Legislative & Policy Committee advised BPC on establishing positions on four critical state and local measures, which voters ultimately voiced their opinion on in last week’s election. We are happy to report that California and Bay Area residents have voted in accordance with all of […]

Potholed Bay Area Roads Ranked Worst in Nation

As SFGate reported this week, the Bay Area’s crumbling roads have been ranked as the worst of any urban region in the nation by Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group Think. According to Think’s study, “Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to Make our Roads Smoother,” 71% of the roads in the San Francisco […]

Bridging the Gap to Greater Beneficial Reuse Part I

October 28, 2016 If you spend some time navigating BPC’s website, you will see that we are involved in many activities related to dredging, water quality, energy and water supply, and transportation issues in the San Francisco Bay region. We have grown to house and facilitate seven Committees:  Sustainable Waterfronts, Dredging and Beneficial Reuse, Marinas […]

BPC Expert Briefing Reveals Mixed News About The Region’s Earthquake Preparedness

Bay Planning Coalition’s Expert Briefing: Earthquake Risk & Goods Movement in the Bay Area, held this Tuesday at San Francisco International Airport, featured several key experts from the region’s infrastructure community and a revealing discussion about how goods movement and transportation will be affected following a major earthquake.   Click here to see the agenda […]