San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Newsletter for March 16, 2016

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March 16, 2016

Getting out in the field

A few days each year, the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture (SFBJV)
has the privilege of showing off our partner projects to elected representatives and their staff, business community leaders, funders and other decision makers.  This spring we will be hosting several tours
throughout the region during March, April and May.

Our tour on Saturday March 26th will be co-hosted by Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia and involve a short walk along the Richmond Shoreline where we’ll discuss the restoration work being done around the Bay and how both wildlife and people are benefiting.  If you’d like to join us, or for more information, please send an email to SFBJV Outreach Coordinator, Caroline Warner.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife has released its Fiscal Year 

2016-17 Draft Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) for its Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs and is seeking public input and comments.

They will host a public meeting on Thursday, April 7 to discuss the
draft Solicitation. Meeting details and agenda can be found here.  You
are invited to attend and provide input and comments. The deadline to
submit comments is April 14.  Send to this address.


Our chance to fill you in on some of what we have been up to since our last Bulletin.

Project Mapping

Our current JV Interns, Michelle Huppert and Marina Binsack, are busy collecting
and uploading project map files from our partners. You may receive e mails and/or calls from them as they investigate and try to round up accurate geographic representations of all of your current and past restoration, enhancement and protection projects. We’d love to have your projects show up on the map in our
new Project Tracker, now part of EcoAtlas, so be sure to send in your kmls or shapefiles as soon as you can!

Joint Science Steering and Conservation Delivery Committee meeting

On Thursday March 17, the SFBJV Science and Conservation Delivery Committees
will meet jointly for a packed agenda of important regional conservation topics, including a discussion about what the highest priority science needs are and how
to insure our science programs inform the most pressing management concerns.

GRANTS with deadlines 

By March 31 
State Coastal Conservancy Proposition 1 Funding
These grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and urban greening.

By March 31
California Sea Grant 

California Sea Grant continues to focus on the following Strategic Focus Areas: Healthy Coastal & Marine Ecosystems, Resilient Coastal Communities and safe
and Sustainable Fisheries and Seafood Supply.

By April 6
Community-based Restoration Program  

NOAA’s Community-based Restoration Program is currently soliciting
applications for restoration projects that use a habitat-based approach to
foster species recovery and increase fish production.

By April 8
Climate Adaptation Fund

With funding managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, awards will be
made to non-profit conservation organizations for applied, on-the-ground
projects focused on implementing priority conservation actions for climate adaptation at a landscape scale

By April 8
Environmental Education Grants Program

Recipients of these grants will further EPA’s strategic goals by implementing environmental education projects that improve environmental behavior
through nonregulatory means, raise the public’s awareness of actions it can
take to prevent pollution, and promote environmental stewardship.

By April 14
Community Watershed Stewardship Grants 

These grants are offered to watershed groups and organizations that help
protect and care for the watersheds of Contra Costa County.

By April 14
2016 Community Watershed Stewardship Grant

Clean Water Program Alameda County’s Community Stewardship Grant
program facilitates community-based actions that enhance and protect the
health of local waterways.

By April 30
Patagonia Environmental Grants
Patagonia funds only environmental work and is most interested in providing grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems with a commitment to long-term change.

Ongoing Grants

Many of our funding source links have no deadlines, are cyclical or ongoing,
please visit our grants page for more information.

       JOBS with deadlines for applying 

By March 17 

Wildlife Biologist to serve as a grant administrator

Division of Bird Habitat

By March 23

Sonoma Land Trust

By March 25
Stewardship Assistant 

Sonoma Land Trust

Solano Resource Conservation District

By March 30
Project Manager
and Project Coordinator
East Bay Regional Park District

By April 14
Project Manager

State Coastal Conservancy

        OPEN until filled 

San Mateo County Parks 

Program Director

Greenbelt Alliance 

Jenner Headlands Preserve Ranger

The Wildlands Conservancy

job opportunities are updated frequently, please visit our jobs page to stay current!

UPCOMING EVENTS – find all the events we know about here



                     SF Gate


                     San Jose Mercury News

                     Contra Costa Times
2 Feb          Experimental Living Levee Could Battle Rising Bay Tides                         

NBC Bay Area News



Beth Huning – Coordinator

Sandra Scoggin – Assistant Coordinator

Caroline Warner – Public Outreach Coordinator 


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