AB 388 Advances to Senate Committees

On March 13th, BPC joined a letter in support of Assembly Bill 388. AB 388 would allow wetland restoration projects involving the beneficial reuse of dredged material to be eligible for funds under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. AB 388 unanimously passed through the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Appropriations and is now in […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Consider San Francisco Bay Area as Potential Beneficial Use Pilot Program Site Under Section 1122 of the WIIN Act

On February 9th, BPC in collaboration with California State Coastal Conservancy, Save The Bay, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and The Bay Institute, sent a joint letter to top officials at the Department of the Army and the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to request that the San Francisco Bay Area […]

BPC Gains Congressional Support for Local Beneficial Reuse Projects

Click here to read the letter from 11 members of Congress to the  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in support of including the Bay Area as a beneficial use pilot program site Click here to read the letter from BPC CEO John Coleman to Garret Graves re: Testimony for the March 9, 2017 Subcommittee Hearing on Building […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Workshop: Dredging & Beneficial Reuse

BPC WORKSHOP Dredging & Beneficial Reuse Bridging the Gap to Greater Beneficial Reuse Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Port of Oakland 2nd Fl. Conference Room 530 Water Street, Oakland, CA Click here to download the program and presentations If you would like to view the presentations from a web browser, please click […]

WRDA Supports Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediment

Water Bill supports Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2016 On Wednesday, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed a Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) that included a new pilot program to beneficially use sediment dredged from navigation channels to restore shorelines, beaches, and wetlands. The Senate WRDA (S.2848), which […]

Mud Shortages Eroding California’s Climate Defenses

Mud Shortage Eroding California’s Climate Defenses Published: March 3rd, 2016 By John Upton OAKLAND, Calif. — As the birdwatchers of Arrowhead Marsh strain through binoculars for glimpses of California clapper rails, they could easily miss the warning signs of an obscure threat to the species’ survival. Grassy banks at the heart of the marsh are sloughing […]

A Correction to the LTMS Management Committee Meeting Agenda

The Long Term Management Strategy (LTMS) Management Committee Meeting on August 21, 2015 will hold its public session at 11:00 am. Please disregard previous versions of the agenda that state 9:30 am. You can access the correct draft agenda by clicking here.