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November 23, 2016

SFBJV releases the first in a new Video Shorts Series …#wetlandrestoration IS working!   

The SF Bay Joint Venture partnership – and by that we mean, most likely, you – has been doing good work all around the Bay Area for the past 20 years!   Thanks to our collective vision and expertise, commitment and perseverance, we are positively impacting our environment with changes that benefit people and wildlife alike, through our wetland restoration efforts.

So we gave ourselves a challenge:  how might we show you, in 1 minute or less, that wetland restoration IS working?

Today we present our first in a video shorts series that attempts to do just that.  This first one was shot in the heart of SF where a group of concerned citizens helped transform a stalled pier development project into what is now Heron’s Head park.   Some of the historic shots, along with other help, was provided by Carol Bach from the Port of San Francisco.

If you think we met our challenge please share it!  While the location is specific to our Joint Venture, the message is universal:  wetland restoration IS working!!   You can link to our video page, use the hashtag #wetlandrestoration to share on twitter or find it on YouTube, or Vimeo.  We also offer a publishing guide for images and clever ways to share it on a variety of social media outlets.  Stay tuned for our next short on San Pablo Bay, which we hope to be able to share with you in time for the (next) holidays.

Thank you Trimtab Media for your amazing work on this!

Meet Arthur Feinstein

If you don’t already know Arthur Feinstein, you likely haven’t been in the world of SF Bay wetland restoration for long.  Arthur is the definition of stalwart, having devoted his life to conservation and working to protect our treasured wetland habitats for over 30 years.

Arthur was a founding member of our JV, has served as our Management board chair, and currently chairs our Government Affairs Committee.  As the Conservation Coordinator for the Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge in the 80s, he is one of those we can thank for the Heron’s Head restoration project featured in our video short.  Our partner of the month is Arthur Feinstein!  You can read more about him on our website.

       Grants with Deadlines

By November 30

2016 Water Conservation Research Grant Program

Grants covered under this project include: Water conservation research grants for agencies and organizations to study and pilot-test new and innovative water conservation programs and technologies.

By November 30

Foundation for Youth Investment

The goal of this Grant Program is to improve the lives of underserved youth by providing greater access to outdoor experiences ─ from urban parks in the city

to watersheds in the wilderness.

By December 10

Environmental Solutions for Communities

Funding priorities for this program include: supporting sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship; conserving critical land and water resources and improving local water quality; restoring and managing natural habitat, species and ecosystems that are important to community livelihoods; facilitating investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency ; encouraging broad-based citizen participation in project implementation.

By December 15
Temper of the Times Foundation grants
This fund offers small grants used to fund the production of print, radio, or television ads, to pay for advertising space or airtime, or to produce or distribute pamphlets, books, videos, or press packets.

By December 19
Marine Debris Research Grants
The NOAA Marine Debris Program provides funding to support eligible organizations to conduct research directly related to marine debris through
field, laboratory, and modeling experiments.

By January 9
Switzer Environmental Fellowship
The Fellowship provides a $15,000 cash award for academic study, leadership training, access to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field

Ongoing Grants

More grants with deadlines later in the year and into 2017 as well as others that have no deadlines or are ongoing can be found on our funding page.

JOBS with deadlines

           these change frequently, to stay current check our jobs page

December 2     OSD Conservation GIS Analyst, County of Sonoma
December 5     Regulatory Open Space Planner, Marin County Parks
December 12    Executive Director, Putah Creek Council
December 16    Project Manager II, Port of San Francisco

JOBS with no deadlines    

Deputy Director

California Ocean Protection Council  

Supervising Open Space Technician

Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority 


Upcoming Events – find all the events we know about here

November 30       Delta Conservation Framework outreach workshops
November 30       UWRP and UBT Grant Process
December 1           Rising Sea Level Workshop
December 2          Climate Ready Webinar
December 9          Green Infrastructure in the Bay Area
December 10-15   Our Coasts, Our Future, Our Choice 2016 National Summit
December 10        Giving the Natives a Chance
December 13-15    Rising Seas Summit

In The News



Beth Huning – Coordinator

Sandra Scoggin – Assistant Coordinator

Caroline Warner – Public Outreach Coordinator 


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