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2024 State of the Estuary Conference Rescheduled!

The 2024 State of the Estuary Conference has been rescheduled for Tuesday May 28th and Wednesday May 29th at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center. We look forward to connecting with you in May! 

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

Hiring 2024-2025 CivicSpark Fellow

The CivicSpark Fellow involved in this program will lead the development of an alumni network geared to engage graduates of the Estuary Youth Council. The Fellow may also support the development and implementation of the Estuary Youth Council, which may include support with: recruitment, developing/leading curricula, coordination with program partners, communications support, and other program related tasks.

View the position description and apply to be a CivicSpark fellow by the June 14 deadline.


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2024 Priority Conservation Area Grants

MTC has provided $8.5 million in local and federal funds for the current grant round of this program. Grants may range from $200,000 to $1 million. Grant requests greater than $1 million will be considered on a case-by-case basis, for projects of extraordinary regional significance.

Learn more about the application process and eligibility. All interested applicants must submit a completed Letter of Interest Application form due Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 11:59pm.

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Recap: Environmental Justice 2.0 for the Bay-Delta Estuary Workshop

An area of increasing focus in the environmental justice (EJ) movement is the need to amplify voices of underserved communities. One way government agencies are doing this is through partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs).

Read about the workshop’s highlights at University of San Francisco’s blog.

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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