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2024 State of the Estuary Conference

Every two years, the Estuary Partnership brings a focus to the management and ecological health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. The State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference showcases the latest information about the region’s work to sustain and improve the estuary’s habitats, living resources, water quality, climate resilience, and environmental stewardship.

The biennial State of the Estuary Conference will be held March 12-13, 2024 at the Henry J Kaiser Center for the Arts in Oakland, CA. A pre-conference Environmental Justice Workshop will be held March 11, 2024 and the Oakland Community Hub’s Community Event Space in Oakland, CA.

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Learn more and register on Whova today!

Senator Dianne Feinstein visits the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project with USGS and USFWS staff in 2010.

2023 NEP Watersheds Grant Program RFP

The National Estuaries Program (NEP) Watersheds Grant Program is a nationally competitive grants program administered by Restore America’s Estuaries to support projects that address urgent, emerging, and challenging issues within the San Francisco Estuary, one of the 28 NEP location boundary areas. Proposed projects must demonstrate how they relate to and carry out the priority actions in SFEP’s Estuary Blueprint.

All proposed projects must include a Letter of Acknolwedgement. To request a Letter of Acknowledgement, follow the 2023 Request for Acknowledgement Letter Instructions and email by January 18, 2024.


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Sponsor the 2024 State of the Estuary Conference

By sponsoring the 2024 State of the Estuary Conference, your agency, organization, or company can demonstrate leadership and commitment to creating a resilient and thriving Bay-Delta in the face of climate change while engaging with hundreds of environmental and climate leaders.

Learn more about how your organization can  support the gathering of a multi-disciplinary audience of ~800 leaders for learning, networking, and collaboration to advance the health and resilience of the Estuary.

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Trashy trends: challenges of the Bay Area’s free-range waste

Trash has long been a problem in the Bay-Delta, and is considered one of the 25 priorities in the Estuary Blueprint. Read about the region’s progress towards a less trashy estuary in this article by Daniel McGlynn.


About the Estuary Partnership

The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is a collaborative regional program of resource agencies, non-profits, citizens, and scientists working to protect, restore, and enhance water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in and around the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary. Working cooperatively, we share information and resources that result in studies, projects, and programs that improve the Estuary and communicate its value and needs to the public. The Association of Bay Area Governments is the home agency for Partnership staff and finances. Our offices are located at the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco. Please see our Implementation Committee meeting dates and materials here.

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Estuary News Magazine


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ESTUARY News was an independent regional magazine published in the public interest by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership and its myriad partners around the Bay and Delta between 1992 and 2023. Written by professional, independent journalists, it provided in-depth, silo-crossing coverage of the environmental, restoration, and climate adaptation issues of our time.

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