San Francisco Bay Joint Venture January Bulletin
ALL ABOUT BIRDS – UPCOMING EVENTS
you don’t want to miss!
Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary
JAN 25, 10:30-5:00
This is a family-friendly and community-based free
event to celebrate the waterbirds and Pacific Herring that love the Bay as much as we do!
Flyway Festival, Mare Island – February 7-9
Join the 18th Flyway Festival and celebrate
with others the annual migration of more
than 1 million shorebirds and hundreds of
thousands of ducks, geese, hawks, songbirds
and other wildlife to and through SF Bay.
BE A LEAD SCIENTIST FOR THE BIOBLITZ!
The National Park Service and National Geographic
are teaming up to bring the 2014 BioBlitz – a 24 hour all taxa biodiversity inventory – to Golden Gate National Parks on March 28 & 29.
Field Stations will be located at: Giacomini Wetlands in Point Reyes Station, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Rodeo Beach, the Presidio, Mori Point and Rancho Corral
de Tierra. There will also be a Data Center for sorting specimens, keying out species, using microscopes, data entry, et. al. at Crissy Center in the Presidio.
Lead scientists with sufficient knowledge to find and correctly identify organisms in the park and engage the public in conducting species inventories are needed and must fill out a registration form here.
For additional information please contact Lizzy Edson at email@example.com or (415) 289-1848.
The Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for
the Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project
is now available online for public comment.
The 45-day comment period will end on Friday March 7. You can find the Supplemental EIR here.
TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT
APPLYING FOR THAT NAWCA GRANT
The NAWCA Standard grants program supports projects in Canada, the United States, and Mexico that involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated upland habitats.
Those interested in submitting an application should
contact Beth Huning well in advance of the submission deadline for input on ways to make your application competitive on the national level. 2014 Grant applications are due February 28 and July 8. New applicants need to up at least three weeks before submission date. More information can be found here.
Deadline Jan 31: Santa Clara Valley Water District 2013 Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Grant Program
The Grant Program is established to provide funding for research of new and innovative water conservation programs and technologies. The primary goal is to identify water savings devices and strategies that can assist the District in meeting its long-term water savings goal of 98,500 acre-feet per year by 2030. more
Deadline early March: North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants
The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) provides matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the benefit of wetlands-associated migratory birds and other wildlife. There is a Standard and a Small Grants Program. Both are competitive grants programs and require that requests be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 1-to-1 ratio. Funds from U.S. Federal sources may contribute towards a project, but are not eligible as match.
Partners considering applying should discuss with Beth Huning, SFBJV Coordinator. more
Deadline March 17: Clean Water Program, Anti-litter School Outreach
The Clean Water Program is inviting proposals from educational organizations for outreach projects in Alameda County schools for school years 2014/15 through 2017/18 (four years of services). Projects must be designed to help K-12 students and teachers understand the connection between storm drains and local creeks, wetlands and the Bay, and to encourage stormwater pollution prevention, with a strong emphasis on litter reduction. more
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
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. for inquiries contact (916) 445-8448.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program at San Francisco Bay The program’s focus is on the San Mateo and Marin Counties’ outer Coast and is also available to projects in watersheds draining into San Francisco Bay. The mission of the Coastal Program at San Francisco Bay is to conserve coastal ecosystems by engaging external partners and other Service programs in activities that restore, enhance and protect fish and wildlife habitats and habitat forming processes. Funding Available: about $100,000 to $200,000 annually. There is no rigid application format or deadline to apply. However, our money is available on a Federal fiscal year basis (October 1 to September 30), and we encourage you to contact us as early as possible so that we can explore potential partnership opportunities for your project. We would like to hear from you starting in January each year, cooperative agreements for each year are generally finalized by June. more…
COURSES, EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
JOBS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Consulting Opportunity, National Audubon Society with Partners in Flight
Part-time Watershed Outreach Program Assistant, Alameda Country Resource Conservation District
Stewardship Coordinator, Solano Land Trust
Stewardship Director, Solano Land Trust
Field Steward, Solano Land Trust
Norman F. Sprague, Jr. Conservation Investments Associate Project Director, The Nature Conservancy
Development Director, The Watershed Project
Intern, Presidio Trust
Director, Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network
Director of Major Gifts, Save the Bay