National Trails Day, the largest celebration of trails nationwide will be taking place on Saturday, June 6, 2015, and the Coastal Conservancy is sponsoring a variety of Bay Area events in partnership with the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and others. Go to National Trails Day registration page to learn more about events in the Bay Area and to register for one in your community.
The Coastal Conservancy is updating its Strategic Plan to include priorities for Proposition 1 (Water Bond) expenditure, to update our Climate Change objectives and to address the newly created Santa Ana River Conservancy Program. The draft Strategic Plan Update is now available for public comment. Comments should be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to our office. Comments are due May 1, 2015.
In January 2015 the Coastal Conservancy awarded more than $2 million for 11 competitively selected projects to help California adapt to climate change. The funding came from the second grant round of the Climate Ready program, designed to help California’s coastal and San Francisco Bay Area communities prepare for rising seas, drought, warming temperatures, and other effects of a changing climate.
A Wheelchair Rider’s Guide to the California Coast (www.wheelingcalscoast.org/) has been expanded to include the entire coastline of California and the shoreline of San Francisco Bay. Wheelchair-accessible sites in the South Coast, North Coast, and San Francisco Bay Area were recently added to the website, which was launched in 2010.
The State Coastal Conservancy is recruiting for Project Managers, and may hire 2 in our South Coast program and 1 in the San Francisco Bay Area program, all based out of our Oakland office. (more…)
Development of Prop 1 Guidelines: The Coastal Conservancy has developed draft project solicitation and evaluation guidelines for water bond implementation. The public is encouraged to review and comment on these draft guidelines. Written comments should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: The Coastal Conservancy 1330 Broadway #1300 Oakland, CA 94612.
The deadline for comments was March 23, 2015. The Coastal Conservancy will hold three public meetings around the state for the purpose of receiving comments on the draft guidelines:
March 11th in Sacramento, 901 P street, from 9-11am;
March 19th in Oakland, 1330 Broadway 11th floor, from 2-4pm; and
March 20th in Los Angeles, 320 West 4th Street, 7th floor conference room, from 10am-12pm.
The March 19th meeting was a webinar via gotomeeting (Meeting ID 945-803-717) conference call # 1-888-363-4734; code – 804443.
All of the letters and emails submitted to the Coastal Conservancy are available here. The draft guidelines will also be discussed and public comments are welcome at the Coastal Conservancy’s March 26th meeting in Napa.
With the passage of Prop 1, the Coastal Conservancy can continue its mission to protect and restore California rivers, lakes, streams, and watersheds. (more…)
By contributing any amount over one dollar, Californians can support the California Sea Otter Fund. Donations are tax deductible on next year’s return.
“The voluntary contributions Californians make at tax time are incredibly helpful in efforts to save the cherished California Sea Otters,” said Sam Schuchat, executive officer of the State Coastal Conservancy. “The money raised through tax donations helps pay for essential research and recovery efforts to assure the conservation and survival of this extraordinary resident of our central coast.” (more…)
Conservancy Meeting Dates 2015
- January 29, 2015
- March 26, 2015
- June 25, 2015
- October 1, 2015
- December 3, 2015
- Conservancy Board Book Archives 2003 - 2014
- Climate Change Resources
- Coastal Conservancy Strategic Plan 2013-2018
- Conservancy Brochure
- Conservancy’s 10 Year Funding Plan
- Grant Application Form
- Public Meeting Notices
- Public Notices
- Public Records Request
- Request for Qualifications
Try out the statewide SCC/OPC Project Viewer
Related Websites and Agencies
- A Wheelchair Rider's Guide to the California Coast
- California Coastal Trail
- Ocean Protection Council
- CA Climate Change Portal
- Mapping the Historical Wetlands of the Southern California Coast
- Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project
- Ormond Beach Wetlands Restoration Project
- Ballona Wetlands Restoration
- San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy
- Habitat Goals Projects
- South Bay Salt Ponds
- Invasive Spartina Project
- San Francisco Bay Trail
- Bay Area Ridge Trail
- San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail
- Transit & Trails
- Bay Area Open Space Council
- State of the Birds Report for SF Bay
- The Natural Resources Agency
- San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission
- California Coastal Commission
- Wildlife Conservation Board
- California Department of Parks and Recreation
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife
- State Water Resources Control Board
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