The Bulletin from SFBJV for August 8, 2018

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August 8, 2018 
   Brent Cizek 
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Upcoming Events 
There are still a few weeks left to enjoy the wonders of summer and while most of us don’t like to think about this time of year coming to an end, there are lots of fun and important bird and estuary events going on around the Bay Area, and beyond, this fall to look forward to.  Here we highlight a few we think you might want to know about.  
September 5:  World Shorebirds Day
A Global Shorebird Count, intended to raise awareness of the importance of regular monitoring to protect bird populations and conserve their habitats, is one of the key events of World Shorebirds Day.
September 8:   Nature and Optics Festival in Sonoma
Now in its 7th year this free event is for outdoor enthusiasts involved with photography, birding, biking, hiking, kayaking and gardening.  
September 10-12:   10th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference
This year’s theme, “Our Estuary at an Intersection”, will highlight the science that addresses the intersection of geographical, ecological, physical, and social considerations involved in long-term resilient solutions for managing the Bay-Delta Estuary.   Find the conference program here or register here.
September 15-22:   National Estuaries Week
National Estuaries Week (NEW) is a nationwide celebration of our bays and estuaries and the many benefits they provide to local communities.  We encourage everyone to participate – share your projects on social media, organize a community event, and/or talk with your local representatives about the importance of healthy, vibrant estuaries.
September 15:  California Coastal Clean Up Day
This has become California’s largest volunteer program offering countless activities to get involved with throughout the state and Bay Area.  Learn more by visiting their website.
October 6:   Bay Day
Started by Save The Bay, Bay Day is a great way to explore and discover the beauty and diversity of our Bay with other friends and neighbors.
Grants with Deadlines   
By August 17
The Fund is currently accepting applications related to the following watersheds: Sacramento River, San Joaquin River, Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta, San Francisco Bay, Southern California Bight Coastal Watersheds, and Monterey Bay.  Letters of inquiry due August 17, for an Oct 12 deadline to those invited.  
By August 31
The Conservancy will fund projects within or benefiting the Delta and Suisun Marshes with up to 12.4 million in the 2018-19 cycle.   
By September 7  
Coastal Conservancy grants funded by the California Sea Otter Fund can be used for a variety of activities related to sea otter recovery and improving the nearshore ecosystem. 
By September 27
The California Natural Resources Agency will be awarding approximately 7 million for the acquisition, protection, restoration and development of river parkways in a one-time funding cycle.  
By September 30
The Honda Marine Science Foundation is an initiative to help restore marine ecosystems and facilitate climate change resilience by supporting efforts that improve and preserve coastal areas for future generations in Wa, Or, CA and Hawaii. 
By October 3
The goal of this program is to measurably reduce plastic pollution before it reaches the ocean.  
Ongoing Grants
Many more grants with deadlines later in the year, as well as others that have no deadlines or are ongoing may be found on our comprehensive funding page.  If you have a grant we should know about please contact Caroline Warner. 
JOBS with deadlines – these change frequently, to stay current check our jobs page
and if you have one to post, please send that information to Caroline Warner
August 13
California Urban Streams Partnership
August 27
County of Santa Clara
August 31
One Tam Team
JOBS with no deadline and posted since the last Bulletin.  NOTE:  those without deadlines delete 2 months after listing.  Visit our jobs page to see all the work opportunities we know about! 
San Francisco Estuary Partnership
California Tahoe Conservancy
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
River Partners
Natural Capital Project
California State Coastal Conservancy
Bay Area Open Space Council
Upcoming Events – August
Find all the events we know about on our events page
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