Alarming Study of Garbage Patch

By Peter Fimrite Illustration by John Blanchard / The Chronicle The giant mass of floating plastic that has imperiled birds and wildlife between San Francisco and Hawaii contains 1.8 trillion pieces of trash covering an area nearly four times the size of California — significantly bigger than previously thought — and it is growing, a […]

The Hill: Spending bill includes major wildfire overhaul

The spending bill Congress is considering includes a major, bipartisan effort to overhaul how the U.S. government spends money to fight wildfires on federal land. The provision in the omnibus appropriations bill, released publicly late Wednesday, is meant to cut down on a practice known as “fire borrowing” in which agencies like the Forest Service and Bureau […]

March 2018 Issue of Estuary News

Click here to read the March 2018 issue of Estuary News. This issue includes stories on human centered conservation in North Richmond, new radar for tracking atmospheric rivers, new thinking about how to soften urban shores,  and what the makeover of a flooded, weed-infested Delta island like Franks Tract might look like.  Other interesting topics […]

SFBJV – Reminder: Sediment science priorities due March 23

      Hello SFBJV Committee and Management Board members,   This is a reminder that the Regional Monitoring Program is currently seeking input on where to invest some of their funds towards sediment science.   The deadline for response is March 23rd.  We encourage you to submit your priorities and also forward them to […]

Buy tickets now for the upcoming Film & Lecture event!

      April 12, 2018  |  5:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Aquarium of the Bay STRAWS Making a Sea of Change One Straw at a Time Did you know that 500 million straws are used and discarded every day in the United States alone? Join us as we dive deep into the problem of this […]

Call for Applications to Serve on the Independent Citizens OVERSIGHT Committee

Call for Applications to Serve on the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee for the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Due March 30, 2018 Measure AA is expected to generate $25 million annually for Bay restoration over the next 20 years.   Funding from this measure will allow for the restoration of thousands of acres of natural habitat […]

MTC: What should the Bay Area look like in 2050?

Help Us Plan the Future of the Bay Area! The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are partner regional agencies working together to make the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area a better place to live for people from all walks of life. MTC and ABAG have launched an exciting new initiative, tentatively called Futures, […]

Energy News for February 22, 2018

Reuters: Oil from sunken Iran tanker reached Japan shores: Coast Guard The Guardian: Energy company promises to pay customers to use electricity Industry Dive: Arizona regulator wants cost analysis of proposed clean energy plan The New York Times: Black Lung Disease Comes Storming Back in Coal Country Washington Examiner: Company building Georgia nuclear reactors faces fines for faked plant inspections

CA State Lands Commission Meeting Notice for February 27, 2018

  Greetings: The next meeting of the California State Lands Commission will occur on February 27, 2018 at 2 PM in Oakland, with an additional site in Rancho Palos Verdes to observe and testify. To view agenda, please visit: If you have any questions about this agenda, please email us

San Francisco Residents Support Bond to Fix Seawall, Poll Shows

SF residents support big bond to fix seawall, poll finds San Francisco Chronicle Nearly three-quarters of San Francisco voters would support a bond measure of up to $500 million to improve the city’s disintegrating seawall, a piece of infrastructure that is largely unseen but that experts say is of vital importance in protecting the city against major […]