BPC Takes a Deeper Look at Abandoned & Derelict Vessels in San Francisco Bay

This past week, BPC staff was invited to attend an Abandoned Vessels Work Group meeting at the California State Lands Commission offices in Hercules. The meeting was attended by officials from numerous federal, state, and local agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, […]

The Future of California’s Greenhouse Gas Regulation

This week, BPC staff attended a dinner meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, featuring a presentation by Richard Corey, Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Mr. Corey gave an insightful presentation on how California’s air quality and greenhouse gas regulations have shaped our economy thus far, and the direction of […]

Trump’s Action on Trans Pacific Partnership Raises Concerns Over What Comes Next

Amongst a slew of executive orders signed in his first week of office, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP, on Monday. Trump’s action does not create any sort of immediate impact since the TPP is not yet in effect and still at the mercy of Congress, where […]

BPC Joins the Conversation at CMANC Winter Meeting

This week, BPC staff traveled to Redondo Beach in Southern California to attend the Winter Meeting of California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference (CMANC). CMANC is a membership organization representing California harbors, ports and marine interest groups. As an organization that also includes members in these groups, BPC has a long history of working with CMANC and […]

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 […]