For a clean and healthy bay
Update: The Advisory Committee on March 20, 2020 has been cancelled. The next Advisory Committee meeting will be held on June 5, 2020.
Update: The Advisory Committee on March 20, 2020 has been cancelled. The next Advisory Committee meeting will be held on June 5, 2020.
Dear Friends of the Restoration Authority,
This message is to let you know how we at the Authority are coping with the Coronavirus outbreak, and what you as a grantee, contractor, prospective grantee, or interested citizen can do to help us keep moving forward.
The Advisory Committee, which represent the interests of the community and public agencies within the Restoration Authority's jurisdiction, assists and advises the Governing Board.
Contact: Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Myla Ablog is a member of the public from San Francisco County. She is an independent environmental consultant and master’s student in environmental management, focusing on wetland ecology and restoration, at the University of San Francisco. She has worked for the non-profit Literacy for Environmental Justice as the Ecologist at Heron's Head Park in San Francisco and for the National Park Service on the Crissy Field Wetland Restoration Project. She has also worked on environmental permitting for Caltrans and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Dr. Ana M. Alvarez is Deputy General Manager at the East Bay Regional Park District, an agency that owns and operates shoreline parcels in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. She oversees the stewardship and development of 40 miles of bay front.
Sara Azat is a Fish Biologist at the National Marine Fisheries Service. She has extensive experience in fishery regulation and management and the evaluation of habitat restoration projects. She has served lead coordinator for interagency groups and work groups involving the public.
Bruce Beyaert has explored Bay Area restoration sites as a hiker, naturalist and engineer who loves our Bay and values tidal wetlands. He Chairs Trails for Richmond Action Committee, is a Director of the Bay Trail Project, served nine years as a Director of Save The Bay and 16 years on East Bay Regional Park District’s Parks Advisory Committee. Honors include Bay Area Open Space Council’s Open Space Conservation Award.
Carolyn Bloede is a member of the public from San Mateo County. As Sustainability Program Manager for Alameda County, she led a collaborative process to develop and implement the county’s first Climate Action Plan. She previously worked on pollution reduction and the remediation of contaminated sites.
Erika Castillo is Regulatory & Public Affairs Director for the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District. She would like to contribute to the success of marsh restoration projects in the Bay Area by ensuring that public health and the perception of wetlands are not negatively impacted by an increase in mosquito populations.
Steve Chappell is Executive Director of the Suisun Resource Conservation District. He has over 20 years of experience in wetland habitat management, enhancement, restoration, environmental permitting, stakeholder outreach, and regional conservation planning primarily in the Suisun Marsh, but also in the Delta and San Francisco Bay regions.
Adrian Covert is Vice President for Public Policy at the Bay Area Council, the region’s largest multi-sector business advocacy association. He has led the Council’s water supply and climate resilience initiatives for over seven years, including co-chairing the Measure AA campaign, and he co-authored a 2015 report on the Bay Area’s economic vulnerability to extreme storm events.
Arthur Deicke is a member of the public from Sonoma County and serves as Managing Member of Environmental Pollution Solutions LLC. His experience in water quality and pollution prevention includes storm water management and remediation of contaminated soil and ground water. He has also conducted budget reviews for public, private and non-profit organizations.
Gregg Erickson is Regional Manager for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, which owns, restores and maintains extensive wetlands around the edge of the San Francisco Bay. He has extensive experience in regulatory consultation, interagency science coordination, advance mitigation, and water quality research.
Letitia Grenier is Resilient Landscapes Program Director and Senior Scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute. She served as the overall science lead and coordinator for the 2015 Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals update for climate change.
Christopher Gurney is member of the public from Alameda County. He serves as Wetlands Program Director at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. His role includes identifying, soliciting, evaluating, developing, and implementing wetland and stream restoration projects.
Beth Huning is Coordinator of the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture, the partnership of government agencies, NGO’s, business, and landowners protecting, restoring, and enhancing wetlands in the region. The partners assist each other with biological and restoration planning, science, habitat design and delivery, including seeking funding for and tracking project progress, and monitoring and evaluation.
Judy Kelly is Executive Director of the North Bay Watershed Association, a group of 18 regional and local agencies focused on pollution reduction and water supply issues throughout the North Bay region. The former director of the San Francisco Estuary Partnership.
Zahra Kelly is Director of Public Advocacy for Nature in the City, a San Francisco nonprofit organization working to restore wild habitat on private and public land. Nature in the City is San Francisco's first organization dedicated to eco-literacy, conservation, restoration, and stewardship of the city's wild places.
Shin-Roei Lee is Board Director at the Chinese American Environmental Professional Association. She previously oversaw all water quality regulatory programs at the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board and managed the Watershed Division at the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Rebecca Schwarz Lesberg is San Francisco Bay Program Director at Audubon California. She oversees habitat restoration projects focused on salt marsh, eelgrass, and living shorelines restoration. She also has expertise in designing public access and leading community-based restoration events.
Roger Leventhal is a Senior Engineer at the Marin County Flood Control &Water Conservation District. He is the official representative for the Bay Area Association of Flood Protection Agencies, representing the interests of flood protection agencies around the Bay edge. He has over 25 years of experience in design and construction of wetland restoration projects and the use of natural shoreline systems for flood risk reduction.
David Lewis is Executive Director of Save The Bay. He has 19 years of experience in advocacy for Bay marsh habitat acquisition and restoration and associated state and federal funding, as well as advocacy for regulatory policies and funding to reduce trash and marine debris.
Sally Lieber is President of Cardea Center for Women, and was a member of the State Assembly, Mountain View City Council member and Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Water Commission. As Assembly Speaker pro Tem, she authored AB 2954, the 2008 San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Act, which created the Authority.
Christopher Lim is Executive Director of the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District. His experience includes community engagement, restoration of native oyster and steelhead trout habitat, and public and private financing.
Jessica Martini-Lamb is an Environmental Resources Manager at the Sonoma County Water Agency. She oversees environmental regulatory permitting and compliance, and biological and water quality monitoring for her agency's restoration, water supply, flood control, and sanitation projects. She serves on the San Francisco Estuary Partnership Implementation Committee and manages her agency's Russian River Estuary Management Program.
Shelly Masur, a Councilmember with the City of Redwood City, has a strong background in community outreach, public health, and regional and local governance.
Mike Mielke is Senior Vice President of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a business trade association for technology firms and associated industries. He engages with the public to forge consensus and develop effective programs and partnerships on water, climate and clean energy.
Anne Morkill is the Manager of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex. With 26 years of experience managing federal public lands, she plays a leadership role along with many partners in major wetland restoration projects, climate adaptation planning, and public engagement efforts around the Bay, including in the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, San Francisco Bay Joint Venture, and Bay Area Ecosystem Climate Change Consortium.
Erika Powell is Flood Protection and Resilience Program Manager with the San Mateo County Department of Public Works. She has over 27 years of planning, designing and implementing multi-objective flood protection and habitat restoration projects. A native Spanish speaker, she can communicate with audiences from varying backgrounds and looks forward to helping to lead the development of new partnerships.
Marina Psaros is a member of the public from San Francisco. She is the Principal at Coravai LLC and serves as Communications Manager for Power at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. She co-founded King Tides Project, and created Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise Science. She was the public engagement lead for San Mateo County’s sea level rise planning process and advised on Marin County’s sea level rise planning process.
Ana Maria Ruiz is General Manager of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, whose mission is to preserve open space lands, restore native habitat and provide ecologically-sensitive public access. She brings a strong technical expertise that is rooted in science and a planner’s analytical mind, along with a personal understanding of a wide range of community needs.
Laura Tam is Sustainable Development Policy Director for SPUR, a Bay Area think-tank and one of the leading urban planning and policy groups in the United States. Since 2007 she has led SPUR’s research, education, and advocacy work on water management, climate change, sea level rise and green infrastructure.
Laura Thompson is the San Francisco Bay Trail Project Manager at the Association of Bay Area Governments. She works with dozens of agencies and organizations to complete the 500-mile regional Bay Trail and the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail. She has 17 years of experience advancing shoreline public access along the edge of San Francisco Bay.
Luisa Valiela is San Francisco Bay Program Manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she focuses on improving water quality in partnership with the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board. She also oversees the San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund, an EPA grant program that has provided over $44 million to protect and restore San Francisco Bay wetlands and water quality.
Diane M. Williams is a Health Educator at Planting Justice. She has 40 years of experience working in environmental justice. She translates important public health issues to low-income people of color and works to eliminate health disparities.
Bruce Wolfe (retired) is a former Executive Officer of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. In his nearly 40 years of work with the Water Board, including 13 as its Executive Officer, he was directly involved with all aspects of water quality protection for the Bay Region. His work at the Water Board included over 20 years of oversight of the Bay Region’s habitat restoration projects.
Beckie Zisser is a Supervising Program Administrator in the Office of Government Relations at the Santa Clara Valley Water District, where she works to promote the District’s federally-partnered flood protection and water supply projects. She previously served as the Climate Change Program Manager for Save The Bay, where she worked to secure state and federal funding for Bay restoration.
The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority is a regional agency with a Governing Board made up of local elected officials. Its purpose is to raise and allocate local resources for the restoration, enhancement, protection, and enjoyment of wetlands and wildlife habitat in San Francisco Bay and along its shoreline, and associated flood management and public access infrastructure.
The Restoration Authority was created by the California Legislature in 2008 to find solutions to the need for new, local funding, due to reduced funding from other sources.
Its enabling legislation gives the Restoration Authority the unique capacity to raise funds from local sources throughout the Bay Area and the oversight capacity to ensure transparency and prevent waste. Its purpose is restoration, not regulation. The Restoration Authority does not duplicate the missions of other public agencies and private organizations working on Bay restoration; it is designed to deliver essential local funding to restoration projects developed by others.
San Francisco Bay is one of our nation's greatest natural treasures and the defining feature of where we call home.
Restoring San Francisco Bay is not just essential from an environmental or quality of life perspective. It is equally important to provide communities with coastal flood protection, expand bicycle and walking trails on public land, and to continue to strengthen our local economy with new ajobs.
Measure AA, or the San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Measure, was a revenue generating measure placed on the June 2016 ballots of the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area by the Restoration Authority. The measure proposed a 20-year, $12 parcel tax to raise approximately $25 million annually, or $500 million over twenty years, to fund restoration projects in the Bay. It passed with 70% approval across the region and went into effect in 2017.
The Restoration Authority Board makes funding decisions at public meetings based on its enabling legislation and the requirements of Measure AA. The Board may fund projects to protect, restore and enhance the San Francisco Bay, including:
habitat restoration projects;
flood protection projects that are part of a habitat restoration project; and
Priority is given to projects that:
Additional information on funding decisions, including project eligibility, eligible grantees, and the process for the review and approval of grants, can be found in the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority's Grant Program Guidelines.
Questions about grant applications and funding should go to email@example.com.
Questions about the BRRIT should go to BRITT@sfbayrestore.org.
Questions about projects, programs and other Authority concerns should go to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 286-7193.
The Restoration Authority has the power to propose a measure to generate revenue, and the nine Bay Area counties must then place the measure on the ballot. After the Authority voted to place Measure AA, the San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Measure, on the June 7th, 2016, ballot, residents of the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area voted with a 70% majority to pass it. This measure is a $12 parcel tax, which will raise approximately $25 million annually, or $500 million over twenty years, to fund shoreline projects that will protect and restore the Bay.
For questions related to the levy of the tax, please visit myparceltax.com/SFBay or call (888) 508-8157.
The Authority has been holding annual grant rounds. Typically, the RFP is released in late summer/early fall, with a deadline in December. Grants are awarded in late spring or summer of the following year.
Measure AA requires the Restoration Authority to publish annual financial statements and commission independent annual audits, by preparing annual written reports showing the amount of funds collected and expended and the status of any projects or programs, and through an Independent Citizens Oversight Committee made up of Bay Area residents that will annually publish a review the Authority's audits and expenditure and financial reports. In addition, an Advisory Committee will provide advice to the Authority on all aspects of its activities to ensure maximum benefit, value, and transparency.
Additional information on the membership and responsibilities of the Advisory Committee and the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee can be found in the procedural documents for each of the respective committees that were adopted by the Restoration Authority Governing Board.
Governing Board appointments are made by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). ABAG's procedure for appointments to outside entities in general, and for the Restoration Authority's Governing Board in particular, are as follows:
Restoration projects that have been completed around the Bay have already created hundreds of full and part time jobs. Restoration of former salt ponds at the Green Island Unit in southern Napa created over 50 full- and part-time positions between 2007 and 2008. Wetland restoration projects create jobs from project planning through implementation: building flood levees, transporting sediment, growing and planting native plants, constructing new bicycle and walking paths, as well as designing projects before they are built, and maintaining and monitoring sites into the future.
Measure AA requires that grant funds be distributed to projects throughout the region, with 50% of funds allocated to the four Bay Area regions in proportion to each region's share of the Bay Area's population, as determined in the 2010 census, and 50% allocated without regard to location. The minimum percentages that will be allocated to each of the four Bay Area regions are listed below:
Twenty-year targets for minimum allocations were calculated assuming that Measure AA generates roughly $500 million over 20 years. The Authority’s EcoAtlas dashboard shows progress toward these targets.
Dave Pine was first elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in a special election in May 2011, and served as Board President in 2014. He represents District 1 which includes Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae, and portions of San Bruno and South San Francisco; the unincorporated communities of San Mateo Highlands, Baywood Park and Burlingame Hills; and the San Francisco Airport.
As chair of the SF Bay Restoration Authority, a member of the SF Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and chair of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, Pine works extensively on the intersecting issues of flood control, sea level rise and tidal land restoration. He also serves as the chair of the Peninsula Clean Energy Authority which provides San Mateo County residents and business with cleaner energy at competitive rates. In addition, Pine serves on the governing boards of numerous other county and regional organizations including: the Caltrain Joint Powers Board, the San Mateo County Transit District, and the Bay Area Regional Collaborative.
Aaron Peskin is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 3, which is comprised of North Beach, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Polk Gulch, Union Square/Financial District and Russian, Nob and Telegraph Hills. He has lived in District 3 for almost thirty years.
He is currently serving his fourth non-consecutive term on the Board of Supervisors, including two terms as the unanimously-elected President of the Board. On the Board of Supervisors, Aaron Peskin continues to lead the City's work to preserve and expand its affordable housing stock, as well as set regional standards for environmental conservation and sustainable transit planning.
Aaron Peskin has brought his 20-year experience as the President of Great Basin Land & Water, an environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of land and water resources for public purposes, to his work at the Board of Supervisors.
He has also championed regional collaboration while serving at the Trust for Public Land, the California Coastal Commission, the Golden Gate Bridge Authority, the Bay Conservation & Development Commission, the Sea-Level Rise Coordinating Committee and now as the Chair of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.
John grew up in Richmond and earned a BA in Political Science and a law degree at U.C. Berkeley.
He was first elected to the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors in 1998 and has been overwhelmingly re-elected five times and represents 210,000 residents along San Francisco Bay in the western most urban and diverse area of the county. He previously served for 10 years on the East Bay Municipal Utility District Board, serving as President in 1995 and 1996.
John is a recognized leader in Bay Area regional government and on air quality and climate change issues. He was appointed by Governor Brown in 2013 to the California Air Resources Board and has served on the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board since 2006, serving as Chair in 2012.
John served as President of the California State Association of Counties and has been a leader on environmental issues and serves on the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) and as Vice-Chair of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority where he helped lead an effort to pass an historic measure to raise $500 million for S.F. Bay.
John helped found the RYSE Center, an innovative and popular youth center in Richmond, which is grounded on principles of social justice and youth development. He is currently working with non-profit Urban Tilth to develop an urban educational farm in North Richmond.
Marin County Supervisor Kate Sears has represented southern Marin since 2011. She serves on numerous county and regional boards and commissions, including the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board, the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Governing Board, and chairs the Board of MCE Clean Energy. A key initiative is planning for sea level rise and climate change. Kate serves on the County’s Climate Action Plan Implementation subcommittee, leads the County’s BayWAVE sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation initiative, and in October 2017 launched “DRAWDOWN: Marin” – a campaign to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions community-wide.
A hallmark of Kate’s work in local government is bringing people together to find common ground and develop collaborative, creative, and effective solutions to the issues we face. Her goals include creating healthy and equitable communities, improving public transit options, taking care of our aging community, addressing our housing affordability crisis, enhancing renewable energy, and protecting our environment.
Prior to serving as a Marin County Supervisor, Kate was an attorney in private practice and then in the Consumer Law Section of the California Attorney General's Office, where she investigated and filed lawsuits on a wide range of fraudulent conduct related to the financial crisis.
Ms. Sears holds a BA from Carleton College, a MA from the University of Washington, a PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and a JD from Harvard.
Vinnie began his career in politics as a leader in the Sierra Club, arguing for sustainable development near the Bay. He went on to win a seat on the Fremont City Council in 2012 and is now serving in his second term there. Vinnie worked in the IT department of Save the Bay from 2013 to 2015 where he learned about the history of the activities to restore San Francisco Bay. He is proud to have been a part of Save the Bay's efforts.
Vinnie's main profession is as a software developer with about 20 years of experience in startups, non-profits as well as large firms such as Nortel Networks and VeriSign.
Supervisor Gorin represents the First District of Sonoma County, which is primarily eastern Santa Rosa, Sonoma Valley bordering San Pablo Bay, and areas east to the Napa county line. First elected in 2012, she served as Chair of the Board of Supervisors in 2015. She serves on the Sonoma County Water Advisory Committee, Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), Sonoma County Transportation Authority, Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority, Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District, and the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency. In addition to her County assignments, Supervisor Gorin represents the County regionally at Bay Conservation Development Commission, North Bay Water Reuse Authority and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).
A native of Massachusetts, Ms. Gorin and her family moved to Sonoma County in 1982. Ms. Gorin graduated from Sonoma State University in 1991, with a degree in Political Science and Economics. In 1996 Ms. Gorin was elected to the Santa Rosa School Board, subsequently served on the Santa Rosa Board of Public Utilities, and Santa Rosa Planning Commission and served as a six-year Santa Rosa City Council member and two years as Mayor.
Karen Holman, Vice President of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors, has been active in the community for many years, including a long public record of environmental stewardship. She was a member of both Acterra and the City of Palo Alto Zero Waste Task Forces and has had roles in neighborhood associations and numerous non-profit organizations. In Palo Alto over the last 17 years she served as mayor, city councilmember, and planning commissioner. In 2013-14, Karen co-chaired the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Advisory Committee, contributing to the creation of the District’s Vision Plan.
Born and raised in Missouri, Karen has lived in Palo Alto since 1975. Karen had a long career in graphic design before pursuing work in the conservation and historic preservation field, including serving as Executive Director of the Palo Alto History Museum. She holds a B.A. in graphic arts from the University of Arkansas.
The Authority’s Governing Board seeks 1 individual from Santa Clara County to serve on the Oversight Committee. More information can be found here.
The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee is a group of six individuals, operating independently from the Advisory Committee, Governing Board and staff of the Authority to provide an unbiased annual analysis of the work of the Authority. The group is responsible for the following tasks:
The Oversight Committee will meet at least twice each year: once to discuss and make initial comments on the Authority's annual reports and financial documents; and a second time to discuss, amend, and adopt its findings and recommendations to the Authority, in the form of a written report which will be posted on the Authority's website. Go to the meetings page to view meeting agendas and minutes. For more on the operations of this group, see the official procedural document, Guidelines for the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee.
On September 6, 2019, the Oversight Committee presented their first review of San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority’s Conformance with Measure AA, covering the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Their summary conclusions were as follows:
Contact: Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager, Karen.McDowell@sfestuary.org.
The Oversight Committee consists of one representative from each of the four regions (North, South, East, and West Bay), and two members from counties not already represented, currently Alameda and San Mateo. Its members are below. Past members are listed here.
Andy Rogers is a consulting geologist with more than 30 years' experience evaluating, managing and monitoring groundwater and stormwater quality on behalf of public agencies, private parties, and NGOs. As past president of the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation and chair of the Sonoma County Agriculture Preservation and Open Space District’s citizen advisory committee, Mr. Rogers has reviewed many habitat restoration projects. In addition, he is a Sonoma County Water Agency Zone 2A Flood Control Advisory Committee member, serves on the Board of the Friends of Petaluma River, and is the Executive Director of the Russian River Watershed Association.
Cindy Darling is the CFO of Darling H2O Consulting, Inc. where she focuses on water supply alternatives. Ms. Darling served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Resources Agency for four years where she worked on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. Prior to that she represented Calfed in the Bay Area, managing water supply and water quality planning efforts. Ms. Darling also spent close to 15 years as a field biologist and environmental specialist for the California Department of Fish and Game. Ms. Darling is also the current chair of the Walnut Creek Planning Commission.
Nancy Cave recently retired from the California Coastal Commission where she worked for 40 years, overseeing many water quality, habitat restoration, flood protection, and public access projects. Ms. Cave retired as the North Central District Manager for the Coastal Commission, working with Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties to update local coastal plans to reflect climate change. Ms. Cave also served on a West Marin task force headed by State Senator Mike McGuire to help resolve public access conflicts.
Barry Nelson has worked on issues related to San Francisco Bay for more than 30 years, including 15 years at Save the Bay, with 9 years as the Executive Director, where he worked on many habitat protection and restoration projects. Mr. Nelson also worked for 15 years at the Natural Resources Defense Council, directing and co-directing NRDC’s California water team. Most recently, Mr. Nelson has worked as an independent water policy consultant for a wide range of clients, including extensive work on flood management and restoration projects. Mr. Nelson served for 9 years as a commissioner on the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, serving also as the chair of the Bay Fill Working Group which is responsible for reviewing the Commission’s laws, policies and the Bay Plan to ensure the region is ready to meet the challenges posed by sea level rise.
Paul Jones recently retired from the US EPA where he spent 27 years working in the Water Division, Wetlands Office in Region 9. Mr. Jones has spent his entire career working on habitat restoration, flood protection, water quality, pollution reduction, and financing projects, including on the staff of the San Francisco Estuary Project. Mr. Jones represented US EPA Region 9 on the National Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Workgroup, and organized and led a team to develop the California Rapid Assessment method for wetlands and riparian areas. Mr. Jones was a grant project officer for his entire career with US EPA which has provided him with familiarity in financing, contracting, and monitoring of projects. Mr. Jones volunteers locally and has served on a variety of Boards and Committees including the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Board of Directors, the Pacifica Land Trust Board of Directors, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, and the San Pedro Creek Watershed Coalition Board of Directors.
Call for applications can be found here. Applications must be received by April 6.
Below are plans, strategies, and guidance developed by a wide range of agencies, organizations, researchers and collaborative teams to support the protection, restoration and enhancement of San Francisco Bay. Grant applicants and reviewers are encouraged to make use of these resources in developing and evaluating proposed projects.
Workshop #1, Subtidal Habitat Goals, February 10, 2017
Marilyn Latta, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy
Workshop #2, Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals and South Bay Salt Ponds, March 10, 2017
John Bourgeois, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy
Workshop #3, San Francisquito Creek SAFER Bay Project, April 14, 2017
Len Materman, San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy/SF Bay Restoration Authority
Workshop # 5, Estuary Blueprint, September 8, 2017
Caitlin Sweeney, Director, San Francisco Estuary Partnership
Leticia Grenier, Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Amanda Brown-Stevens, Managing Director
Workshop #8, The Risks and Consequences of Sea Level Rise for Tidal Wetlands Resilience, September 21, 2018
Maya Hayden and Sam Veloz, Point Blue Conservation Science
Workshop #9, Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program, September 6, 2019
Heidi Nutters, San Francisco Estuary Partnership