More than two million native oysters have settled on the Coastal Conservancy’s Living Shoreline Reefs in San Francisco Bay!
Native oyster and eelgrass reefs were constructed in summer 2012 at a site owned by The Nature Conservancy along the San Rafael shoreline in San Francisco Bay. The goal of this exciting new project is to establish healthy habitat for many species, and test innovative new techniques to protect and buffer shorelines in the face of sea level rise and other climate changes.
Native oyster and eelgrass reefs were constructed in summer 2012 at a site owned by The Nature Conservancy along the San Rafael shoreline in San Francisco Bay. The goal of this exciting new project is to establish healthy habitat for many species, and test innovative new techniques to protect and buffer shorelines in the face of sea level rise and other climate changes. The project team including San Francisco State University, UC Davis, USGS, ESA PWA and many others have been monitoring the reefs to evaluate oyster and eelgrass success, use by fish, birds, and invertebrates, and physical benefits. The native oysters are shoulder to shoulder out there, eelgrass is establishing well, and crabs, shrimp, birds, white sturgeon and many other species are using the reefs. The reefs also reduce wave energy by 30-50% at certain water levels, and monitoring will be ongoing. Visit the project website at www.sfbaylivingshorelines.org to see the full project description and list of partners.
- Coastal Conservancy Awards Over $26.7 Million for Coastal Protection, Restoration of Bay Wetlands, Beach Wheelchairs, and Explore the Coast programBoard approves funding to support coastal projects and programming Sausalito, CA – Today, the Board of the California State Coastal Conservancy awarded $26.7 million in grants including $20 million for the first phase of the 1,600-acre restoration of Bel Marin Keys Unit V in Novato, funding for beach wheelchairs at 18 coastal sites, and support […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Awards...)
- Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Sausalito – August 22Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair Ann Notthoff (Public Member), Vice Chair Marce Gutiérrez-Graudi?š (Public Member) Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated) Dayna Bochco, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated) Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller (Designated) Senate Representatives Benjamin Allen (District 26) Bill Monning (District 17) Jerry Hill (District 13) […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Public...)
- California Sea Otter Fund: Grant Applications Due September 6, 2019The State Coastal Conservancy is now accepting applications for its 2020 Sea Otter Recovery Grants. The grants will be funded by the California Sea Otter Fund, which is one of the state’s voluntary tax check-off funds that allows taxpayers to contribute additional money for use towards the recovery of California sea otter populations. Public agencies […] (Read more on California Sea Otter...)
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