Bay Planning Coalition’s September 2012 Newsletter!

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  • by BPC Staff
  • on September 26, 2012
BPC’s September 2012 Newsletter


Hello and Happy Fall from the Bay Planning Coalition!

It’s been a great month! We have officially kicked off the

2012 Workshop Series with September 19’s Corps 101 Workshop,

an introduction to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Joseph Calcara, South Pacific Division Director, as well as Eric Sapirstein of Washington, DC-based ENS Resources, Len Cardoza of Weston Solutions, Richard Sinkoff of the Port of Oakland, and other distinguished speakers, educated the sold-out crowd on various facets of the USACE’s structure, projects and mission. 

The power point slides and other information are up on the webpage, and video of the entire event, including every speaker and panelist’s presentation, is coming soon!

                                                                                                                Joseph Calcara

  Richard Sinkoff




Up Next:

Energy Water Nexus Summit- Strategic Infrastructure to Promote Growth and the Movement of Goods

Our second workshop is coming up soon!  On Wednesday, October 24, join us for our hotly-anticipated Energy and Water Nexus Summit! 


This all day event will focus on the issues surrounding energy and water and their pricing and supply. Panelists will discuss and debate the obstacles and options in relation to these essential considerations.

Wednesday, October 24, 8:00am-3:30pm, at EBMUD in Oakland. Lunch will be included!

Seats are expected to sell out quickly- Click here to register now!

Governor Jerry Brown and Senator Diane Feinstein have been invited to speak- stay tuned on our website for updates on their attendance.


Other news:

  • John Coleman, BPC’s Executive Director, will present “The Economic Importance of Dredging to the US Economy” at the PIANC Dredging 2012 Conference, October 22-25 in San Diego, CA 


Later in the year:

Save the date for our third workshop in the 2012 series:

Long Term Management Strategy and Mitigation Banking

This workshop will be held on November 26th.  






Thank you to our workshop sponsors for making these great events possible!


Briscoe Ivester & Bazel




Dutra Group



Levin Richmond Terminal Corp

Santa Clara Valley Water District







Please plan on joining us for our fourth quarterly Board of Directors meeting and Annual Membership Luncheon at St. Francis Yacht Club on December 13.

Board Meeting: 9:00am-11:30am

Luncheon: 11:30am-1:30pm




Welcome to this month’s new members!

Ford Point, LLC
Marine Science Institute

Not a member of BPC yet? Join us today! 



NO on F

The Bay Planning Coalition’s Board of Directors has unanimously voted to support the No on F campaign spearheaded by the Save Hetch Hetchy group for the city and county of San Francisco.

Along with many prominent elected officials and stakeholders such as Mayor Ed Lee, Senator Dianne Fienstein, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome, and others, BPC is encouraging voters not to support ballot proposition F, which calls for millions of dollars to be spent on a plan to destroy the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir – to drain a century-old lake that holds 85% of our water and provides clean hydroelectric power for so many residents of the Bay Area.




Marine Science Institute donation matching opportunity

New Bay Planning Coalition member the Marine Science Institute does valuable work educating thousands of school children from around the Bay Area about environmental science and marine biology through hands-on, experiential learning. Their varied programs reach children around the bay area, including offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences to children in some of the more under-served school districts.

The Bay Planning Coalition is announcing a donation matching opportunity- we will match member donations up to 5,000$ to the Marine Science Institute to help further their good work. Learn more about MSI at 

You can assist this wonderful program benefiting the bay, education, students, and our future engineers, mathematicians and scientists, and have your donation matched by BPC, by clicking HERE.




The Bay Planning Coalition continues to keep you up-to-date on breakthroughs in research, relevant meetings and events, and policy changes via our website and ongoing workshops throughout 2012.

About Bay Planning Coalition:

BPC is a leader in building coalitions and consensus on the issues facing the Bay-Delta region. We focus on producing positive results for our members through advocacy, monitoring and partnering with other associations who recognize the need for fair and reasonable regulation and sound, integrated planning. Sound planning for resource sustainability requires balancing the needs for economic vitality, job generation, environmental protection, housing, transportation, land use, conservation, water and air quality and recreational uses.


If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how BPC can benefit you, feel free to call or email us anytime., or (415) 397-2293


Bay Planning Coalition
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10 Lombard Street, Suite 408
San Francisco, CA 94111-6205