“The Bulletin” from San Francisco Bay Joint Venture for November 2, 2016

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            THE BULLETIN

             timely news from the SFBJV


The SFBJV celebrates 20 years of 

protecting wetlands for wildlife (& people)  

Original Board Members at first JV habitat restoration event – Oro Loma


On October 25, current and founding Management Board members, past

chairs and other key supporters and decision makers gathered at the Lyford House on the Richardson Bay Audubon sanctuary, to celebrate 20 years of protecting wetlands.

As the site where our original working agreement was finalized, the venue offered the perfect gathering place for bringing together a stellar crowd of dedicated people who have been working on behalf of a variety of wetland habitats and wildlife throughout the nine counties surrounding SF Bay for the past two decades.

some of the original Management Board members … now

In addition to the habitat accomplishments made by this amazing group of people, what characterizes our partnership perhaps most of all has been the ability to work together, encourage diverse points of view, and ultimately develop relationships that have become true friendships over the years.  And this, according to Jerry Kay who interviewed all our founding members at the event, is the JV “special sauce”.

Please enjoy more photos here, with thanks to Robert Bengtson.

Current Management Board with JV staff

The Baylands Goals Science Update one year later …

Speaking of celebrations, the Baylands Goals Science Update 
is officially one year old!  Partner agencies recently met to
discuss outcomes of the report so far.  They include:

  • having provided the science basis to support the passage of Measure AA,
  • incorporation within the 2015 CCMP revision as well as  the SFBJV Implementation Plan revision which is underway,
  • development of pilot projects,
  • and incorporation into regional policy, permitting and granting efforts.

For more information contact  Avra Heller, or view the report on their website.

       Grants with Deadlines

By November 9

Advancing Nature-Based Adaptation Solutions in Marin County

This grant program seeks to support planning, design, permitting,

education, implementation, and/or community-based restoration activities to address the risks and impacts of climate change and sea level rise;
and to further advance nature-based adaptation solutions to protect and

enhance the Marin County Bay shoreline and natural resources.

By November 10

2016 Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Grant Program

Santa Clara Valley Water District is requesting proposals for up to $2.557 million in grants and partnerships to implement projects that will prevent pollution and restore wildlife habitat in Santa Clara County.

By November 16

Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Grants (NMBCA)

There are two programs that you can apply to under the NMBCA. One is the
Core (traditional) Program benefiting any eligible Neotropical migratory bird.
The other is the IMPACT (Identifying Measures of Performance and Achieving Conservation Targets) Program, which is designed to focus resources to a
specific set of Neotropical migratory bird species or needs.

The California B-WET Program is a competitive grant program that supports existing, high quality environmental education programs, fosters the growth
of new, innovative programs, and encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire the San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, and Santa Barbara Channel watersheds.

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
Stewardship Council

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.

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

Nov 7     Paid Internships, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Nov 15   Preserve Assistant, Pepperwood Preserve
Dec 12    Executive Director, Putah Creek Council

JOBS with no deadlines  

    • National Estuarine Research Reserve
    • Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
    • Audubon California
    • California Native Plant Society
    • California Ocean Protection Council
    • Port of San Francisco

Upcoming Events – find all the events we know about here

Beth Huning – Coordinator

Sandra Scoggin – Assistant Coordinator

Caroline Warner – Public Outreach Coordinator 


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