The Bulletin – San Francisco Bay Joint Venture – July 5, 2017

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JULY 5, 2017 
Laurie Winter
  Thanks to Laurie Warner for this cover photo     
Golden Gate Audubon Society Turns 100!
The SF Bay Joint Venture extends congratulations to our partner, Golden Gate Audubon Society, on it’s 100th anniversary.  As one of the largest chapters of the National Audubon Society in the US with over 7,500 members, it has saved thousands of acres of wildlife habitat from development over the decades, including such projects as Arrowhead Marsh in Oakland and Gateway Valley in Orinda.  Among it’s many contributions, the chapter offers Eco-education programs for school students in Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco, conducts surveys for and helps the US Fish and Wildlife Service protect the Least Tern  colony at Alameda, and operates an Osprey Camera, with live images from a nest  installed in Richmond with the help of another SFBJV partner, PG&E.  
In honor of this milestone, the chapter has created a museum-style traveling exhibit of beautiful Bay Area bird photos along with a wealth of other information and will be setting it up in 5 locations over the course of the year.  Help celebrate Golden Gate Audubon by visiting the exhibit, learning more and getting involved in their work.    
Wetland Restoration IS Working at Eden Landing
Wetland Restoration IS Working at Eden Landing
Media Highlights
In case you missed the last Bulletin, we just released our 4th video in the “Wetland Restoration IS working” series.  In this one we attempt to show, in one minute, all that has been happening at Eden Landing over the past several years.  You can find them all on our website.  Enjoy watching and please help us share the good news about this project and our partnership on your favorite social media.

We also want to be sure you saw Jane Kay’s June article in National Geographic with Peter Essick’s wonderful photographs –  “
How the Bay Area Is Restoring Nature’s Delicate Balance” – definitely a worthy read.   
Resilient By Design call for site ideas open through July 14

The Resilient By Design contest for San Francisco Bay launched last month.   Modeled after the public-private collaboration that brought innovative solutions  to areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge is a collaborative research and design initiative bringing together community members, public officials, and regional & international experts to develop innovative solutions that address climate change challenges and threats.  The project is looking for recommendations about the Bay Area’s most vulnerable ecological systems and bayfront communities, as well as infrastructure that is at risk from natural disasters. Ultimately ten teams will be matched with sites to develop concepts and designs, then work with community members to build action and funding plans. Learn more about the challenge here or
nominate a site by July 14!
       Grants with Deadlines    
By July 11
2017 National Wildlife Refuge Friends Request for Proposals
This national program provides competitive grants ($1,500 – $15,000) to creative and innovative proposals that seek to increase the number and effectiveness of organizations interested in assisting the Refuge System nationwide.

By July 14

Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs (CDFW)
Approved projects will contribute to the objectives of California Water Action Plan & State Wildlife Action Plan, the Delta Plan, California EcoRestore and the fulfillment of CDFW’s mission.

By July 24
The NAWCA program provides matching grants to wetlands conservation  
projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. There is a Standard and a  
Small Grants Program. Both are competitive grants programs and require that grant requests be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 1-to-1 ratio.

By September 1

2017/18 Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network Small Grants Program
Projects chosen for funding will address priority needs in at least one of four   focal areas that make up the MPA Management Program: outreach/education, research/monitoring, enforcement/compliance, and policy/permitting.
Ongoing Grants
More grants with deadlines later in the year, as well as others that have no deadlines or are ongoing, can be found on our funding page.   
JOBS with deadlinesthese change frequently, to stay current check our  jobs page 
By July 10   Healthy Rivers Program Strategic Engagement Manager
Western Resource Advocates

By July 13  
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Ocean Protection Council

By July 14  
Restoration Technician
Golden Gate National Recreation Area

By July 15  
Ecological Restoration & Volunteer Management Interns
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy 

By July 31  
Restoration and Education Intern
Point Blue Conservation Science

By July 31  
Executive Director
Contra Costa Resource Conservation District

By Aug 7    
Restoration and Education Intern Volunteer, 2017-18
Point Blue Conservation Science 
JOBS with no deadlines 
Director of Communications
Point Blue Conservation Science
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy    
Membership Program Manager
Sonoma Land Trust
In the News 
Upcoming Deadlines
  Beth Huning – Coordinator
 Sandra Scoggin – Assistant Coordinator
Caroline Warner – Public Outreach Coordinator  
San Francisco Bay Joint venture, 735B Center Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930
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