SAN FRANCISCO BAY JOINT VENTURE: UPDATE
Upcoming Events, Meetings, Conferences:
There are many interesting conferences, meetings and events on the immediate horizon. Please see the Events listing below for a more complete list. Here we spotlight a few of special note.
October 9-13, Oakland
October 12, Napa Marsh Green Island Unit
Pre-Registration closes October 10th at 5 PM October 16-18, Sacramento
November 6, Oakland
November 8, Felton
SAVE THE DATE – NOVEMBER 29
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.
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.
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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 – Whale Tail Grants The Whale Tail Grants Program distributes funds from sales of the Whale Tail License Plate. The Grants Program funds projects that fall into any one of the following three categories: 1) Adopt-A-Beachprograms; 2) Youth programs; 3) Programs for the general public
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.
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
New Delta visitor center in Oakley | San Jose Mercury News, October 7, 2012
Volunteers work to save Corte Madera’s Creekside Marsh | Marin Independent Journal, October 6, 2012
Eastshore Park Renamed in Honor of Sylvia McLaughlin | The Berkeley Patch, October 4, 2012
Mountain Lake samples being extracted | SFGate, October 3, 2012
CA Dept of Fish and Game has new name: CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife | Sacramento Bee, October 3, 2012
Hayward photo by Berkeley photographer chosen for stamp | San Jose Mercury News, September 30, 2012
Sonoma Land Trust Executive Director Ralph Benson honored | Santa Rosa Press Democrat, September 29, 2012
California parks to get $20 million | SFGate, September 25, 2012
These and other news stories can be found here.
COURSES, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, etc…:
October 11, 2012 California Invasive Plant Council Symposium
October 11: Funding for restoration webinar
October 12: Napa Marsh Signing Ceremony
October 13, 2012 Second Saturday of the Month Open House
October 13: Native Planting Day at the Creekside Classroom
October 16-18: 7th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference 2012
October 24: Roundtable on Migratory Bird Conservation
October 26: Weed Team Work Event
October 26: Symposium on Sea-Level Rise in California
November 02, 2012 Russian River Watershed Symposium 2012
November 06, 2012 Napa Sonoma Marsh Restoration Group meeting
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 and beyond
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
July 29 – August 2: CER – The National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration
JOBS, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, etc.
Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service | Appl. Deadline: 2012-10-11
Naturalist (Volunteer), Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary | Appl. Deadline: 2012-10-29
Fish Habitat Specialist, California Conservation Corps | Appl. Deadline: 2012-10-29
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