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2024 State of the Estuary Conference

The 2024 State of the Estuary Conference was held on Tuesday May 28th and Wednesday May 29th at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center. Thank you to everyone who joined us for another fantastic conference! We will be posting photos and presentation slides over the coming weeks.

Congratulations to our 2024 award winners!

For more information about our awardees, visit the Awards page.

Jean Auer Awardees

Peter R. Baye

Ann L. Riley

Outstanding Environmental Project Awardees

Effects of Emergency Drought Barrier on Water Quality and Water Age in Franks Tract​ (U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center, Biogeochemistry Group​)

Estuary Youth Council Pilot Program (San Francisco Estuary Partnership)

Heron’s Head Park Shoreline Resilience Project​ (Port of San Francisco)

Inaugural Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse Rangewide Survey​ (Inaugural Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse Rangewide Survey​ Team)

Phase 2 Restoration at Ravenswood (South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project)

San Francisquito Creek Flood Reduction, Ecosystem Restoration, and Recreation Project​ (San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority​)

Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed (STRAW) Program​ (Point Blue Conservation Science)

Creative Environmental Awardees

1st Place: Artworks about Water, Land Use, and Climate Change in the Watersheds of San Francisco Bay (Linda Gass)

2nd Place: In Deep Water (Jane Ingram Allen & Jami Taback)

3rd Place: Wine in their Sails: Death and Resurrection (Vincent Casalaina)

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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How Horizontal Levees Protect Shorelines In San Francisco Bay

Check out the ABC-7 segment highlighting nature-based solutions, featuring our partners at Save The Bay, City of Palo Alto, and Bay Area Clean Water Agencies (BACWA).

Watch the segment.

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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.

2022 Staff Retreat

Estuary News Magazine


Clouds reflected in flooded wetland

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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