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Save the Date: May 28 & 29

2024 State of the Estuary Conference

The 2024 State of the Estuary Conference has been rescheduled for Tuesday May 28th and Wednesday May 29th at the Scottish Rite in Oakland, CA. More information regarding registration will be available soon.

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

EPA Investing $43M+ in New Funding for San Francisco Bay and Watersheds

On March 12, 2024, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $43.5 million to fund projects that will help protect and restore San Francisco Bay and local watersheds and wetlands. EPA also announced that the Agency will be launching a new program office later this year that will focus solely on advancing the Agency’s work in the San Francisco Bay watershed.

Read more about the announcement and the grant recipients.


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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 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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