Pearls Newsletter for November 2018

November   2 0 1 8 Nuggets of Bay-Delta news—pearls in the ocean of information—curated by the reporters and editors of ESTUARY News magazine.      N E W S     The Nature Conservancy’s venture in growing food crops for wintering cranes on Staten Island is under fire from an unexpected source—the Wetlands Preservation […]

Wetlands & Wastewater Workshop August 14, 2018

Click here for information on the California Water Boards’ August 14, 2018 workshop on benefiting wetlands with wastewater.

SF Bay Water Board Workshop on Baylands Restoration & Climate Change Policy Review

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board will hold a public workshop on August 14 to consider changes to its policies on baylands multi-benefit wetland restoration projects. The August 14 workshop will be one of several public forums to solicit feedback from stakeholders on the various regulatory strategies available to the Water Board for […]

BPC Submits Support Letter for the Bay Restoration Regulatory Interagency Team

On May 25 BPC submitted a Letter to the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (SFBRA) in support of the proposed Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) and its accompanying Bay Restoration Policy and Management Team (BRPMT). With the BRRIT and accompanying BRPMT, SFBRA has the opportunity to improve the permitting process and policies for multi-benefit […]

BPC Joins Call to Action for State Investment in San Francisco Bay Wetlands Restoration

On May 2 BPC joined a coalition of Bay Area organizations to call on Assembly Members Phil Ting and Richard Bloom and Senators Holly Mitchell and Bob Wieckowski to include robust funding in the state legislature’s 2018 budget for critical wetlands restoration in San Francisco Bay. Seeking $50 million, this investment by the state would […]

Save The Date: May 30th, Sea Change SMC Next Steps Meeting!

Click here to view information on the Sea Change SMC Next Steps Meeting.

SFBJV – The Bulletin for April 25, 2018

                        THE BULLETIN                      timely news from the SFBJV      April 25, 2018      photo by Michael Macor with San Francisco Chronicle       Michael Macor Thank You Bay Area!  The first measure AA funds to be distributed provide close to 20 million dollars for 8 […]

The Bulletin from SFBJV

                        THE BULLETIN                      timely news from the SFBJV      April 4, 2018      Climate Change Policy White Paper   Available now for You!   We are pleased to share with you a new resource that our Government Affairs Committee has been developing over the past year.  […]

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 […]

State Water Board Anticipates Revised Draft for Waters of the State Procedures to be Released in May

BPC CEO John Coleman participated in a conference call on February 16th updating interested stakeholders on the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) proposal to include a “State Wetlands Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State” in the forthcoming Water Quality Control Plan for Inland […]