Former SFBJV Management Board Member and Chair, Fritz Reid of Ducks Unlimited Receives Holly Andre Award
Occasionally there is an individual who exemplifies environmental leadership to such an extraordinary degree, the SFBJV honors that individual with our Holly Andre award. At the SFBJV 15th anniversary party, Fritz Reid from Ducks Unlimited became the 4th person to receive this honor. Holly was a founding board member and chair of the SFBJV and a committed conservationist who passed away in 2001. The award was established to recognize an individual partner of the SFBJV who has made exemplary contributions to the SFBJV toward achieving our goals.
Save the date!
Napa Sonoma Marsh Restoration Group meeting
- When: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 9 am to 4 pm
- Where: Auditorium of the Harris State Building/ 1515 Clay Street / Oakland, CA 94612
The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture, California Department of Fish and Game, and State Coastal Conservancy are organizing an expanded, all-day Napa Sonoma Marsh Restoration Group (NSMRG) meeting for November 6, 2012 to discuss the restoration work being done in the Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area and the surrounding North Bay region.
It’s been almost two years since the last NSMRG meeting and a lot of restoration and monitoring work is going on in the region, so we need more than the standard 3.5 hours to get it all in. Please plan to join us for the day!
NAWCA Small Grants
Deadline October 25, 2012
The North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of NAWCA. These projects must involve long-term
protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. This program supports the same type of projects and adheres to the same selection criteria and administrative guidelines as the U.S. Standard Grants Program. However, project activities are usually smaller in scope and involve fewer project dollars. Grant requests may not exceed $75,000, and funding priority is given to grantees or partners new to the Act’s Grants Program. NOTE: All potential applicants should contact SFBJV Coordinator Beth Huning at email@example.com or 415-259-0334 well in advance for input on ways to make their application competitive on a national level.
Deadline October 25, 2012 – NAWCA Small Grants: The Small Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Act). These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. This program supports the same type of projects and adheres to the same selection criteria and administrative guidelines as the U.S. Standard Grants Program. However, project activities are usually smaller in scope and involve fewer project dollars. Grant requests may not exceed $75,000, and funding priority is given to grantees or partners new to the Act’s Grants Program. Note: Small grants are an underutilized part of the Act; they are much easier than standard grants and they’ve raised the cap to $75,000. All potential applicants should contact SFBJV Coordinator Beth Huning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-259-0334 well in advance for input on ways to make their application competitive on a national level.
Deadline October 26, 2012 – The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund – The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation seeks proposals to increase ocean awareness and promote action for ocean conservation. NMSF is interested in innovative projects that engage the public in compelling ocean stewardship issues and motivate effective and focused action to benefit both humans and the sea.
Focus areas include Marine Debris, Human Interaction with Marine Mammals, Non-Point Source Pollution and Runoff, Ocean and Human Health, and Ocean Acidification. As we have done for the last two years, we are once again prioritizing proposals that relate to national marine sanctuaries in a meaningful way.
Deadline: November 1, 2012 – NOAA Marine Debris Program – The NOAA Marine Debris Program supports several grant opportunities for marine debris activities. The first is in cooperation with the NOAA Restoration Center’s Community-based Restoration Program, the second is an outreach and education partnership opportunity, and the third is in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Covanta Energy Corporation. The Community-Based Marine Debris Removal Grant supports locally driven, community-based marine debris prevention and removal projects that benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and wildlife including migratory fish.
Deadline: November 1, 2012. Webless Migratory Game Bird Program The primary purpose of the WMGBP is to support activities that will improve management of the 16 species of migratory shore and upland game birds (MSUGBs, Table 1) in North America. The Migratory Shore and Upland Game Bird Support Task Force, organized through the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, developed a set of priority information needs by convening a series of workshops. The workshops included broad representation (i.e., federal and state agencies, conservation organizations, and university researchers) familiar with the research and management needs for these species. Priorities identified at the workshops (see Appendix A for a list of priorities) should be used to guide proposal development and will be used by the review committee to select projects that address these priority information needs.
Deadline: November 29, 2012. The U.S. Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act established a competitive grants program to support projects that promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the United States, Canada, Latin America or the Caribbean. Many grants of up to US $250,000 are awarded every year.
Climate Funding Opportunities: These opportunities represent a snapshot of what is currently available (as of July 12, 2012). Future grant opportunities are contingent upon funding appropriations.
WCB continues to provide funding for wetland, riparian, oak woodland, and other fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects and land acquisition (easement and fee title) from Propositions 40, 50, and 117. The WCB’s Riparian, Inland Wetlands, and Oak Woodland programs continue, and are continuously open for proposal submission.
More information can be found on our website.
Coastal Program in San Francisco Bay The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates a partnership program in the Bay, Delta and the estuary’s local watersheds. About $220,000 is available each year to obligate to projects that restore fish and wildlife habitat, provide essential information to decision makers advising them on habitat restoration, or performs habitat-related advocacy and outreach. The emphasis is on estuarine benefits and for “on-the-ground” projects. About 260 wide-ranging projects involving all kinds of partners have been supported since 1992. CFDA Number 15.630. Contact John Klochak, Coastal Program Manager, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 9500 Thornton Ave. Newark, CA 94560. Phone: 510-792-0717 ext 223, FAX: 510-792-5828 Email: email@example.com
Officials unveil project to help steelhead trout at Pescadero Marsh | San Jose Mercury News, September 12, 2012
S.F. water taxis, shuttles OKd | SFGate, September 11, 2012
Point Reyes National Seashore celebrates 50 years this week | Marin Independent Journal, September 9, 2012
Work to keep cattle away from creeks seeks to improve water quality in West Marin | Marin Independent Journal, September 5, 2012
New plan looks to improve Tomales Bay water quality by permitting moorings and addressing waste | Marin Independent Journal, September 1, 2012
Work starts on Novato wetlands project | Marin Independent Journal, August 25, 2012
Stewards to build estuary to avert fish kill | Half Moon Bay Review, August 23, 2012
NOAA proposes to expand Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to Golden Gate Bridge | San Jose Mercury News, August 22, 2012
Culvert work in San Anselmo seeks to help threatened fish | Marin Independent Journal, August 12, 2012
Winged menace rises in the Baylands | San Jose Mercury News, August 18, 2012
Public asked to weigh on mid-Peninsula flood project | San Jose Mercury News, August 15, 2012
City Crews to Tackle Shoreline Spartina | Alameda Patch, August 13, 2012
These and other news stories can be found here.
COURSES, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, etc…
September 19, 2012 | East Bay Regional Park District Master Plan 2012 Public Meeting
September 21, 2012 | Ecology of Invasive Species
September 21, 2012 | Data Acquisition in Geographic Information Systems
September 22, 2012 | Silicon Valley Watershed Summit
September 22, 2012 | Laguna Keepers Workday- Middle Reach Restoration
September 22, 2012 | East Bay Regional Park District Master Plan 2012 Public Meeting
September 25, 2012 | Webinar – Demonstration of the Habitat Climate Change Vulnerability Index
September 27, 2012 | Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Committee Meeting
September 29, 2012 | East Bay Regional Park District Master Plan 2012 Public Meeting
October 01, 2012 | Online course: Decision Analysis for Climate Change
October 01, 2012 | USFWS Climate Academy 10-month Online Course
October 03, 2012 | The San Joaquin River Conference
October 03, 2012 | East Bay Regional Park District Master Plan 2012 Public Meeting
October 4: EBRPD Master Plan 2012 Public Meeting
October 09, 2012 | 2012 RMP Annual Meeting
October 09, 2012 | East Bay Regional Park District Master Plan 2012 Public Meeting
October 10, 2012 | National Association of Environmental Education national conference
October 11, 2012 | California Invasive Plant Council Symposium (abstracts due June 15)
October 13, 2012 | Second Saturday of the Month Open House
October 16: 7th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference 2012
November and beyond
November 02, 2012 | Russian River Watershed Symposium 2012
November 6, 2012 | Napa Sonoma Marsh Restoration Group Meeting. See Spotlight.
November 7, 2012 | SFBJV Conservation Delivery Committee meeting
November 10, 2012 | Second Saturday of the Month Open House
November 14, 2012 | CARCD Annual Conference 2012
November 14, 2012 | The Future of Conservation: New Strategies for a Changing World
December 08, 2012 | Second Saturday of the Month Open House
January 15, 2013 | Fish Passage Design and Engineering Field School
January 27, 2013 | Ecology and Conservation of North American Waterfowl
GENERAL NEWS/ RESOURCES
JOBS, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, etc.
California Sea Grant State Fellowship 2012-13, | Deadline 9-27
Open Until Filled
These and other job opportunities available at jobs. If you have sent a job for posting, please be sure to let us know as soon as it is filled.
Volunteer Opportunities and resources available on our volunteer resources page at http://sfbayjv.org/volunteer.php
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Coordinator – – Beth Huning
Public Outreach Coordinator – Caroline Warner