Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Shoreline Advocates March Meeting Recap

Thanks to all who attended the Shoreline Advocates meeting on March 7! We hope that you found this gathering informative and that you had a chance to connect with someone new. Thank you Patty Donald and the Shorebird Nature Center for hosting us!

Special thanks to guest speakers Amanda Brown-Stevens, The Trust for Public Land and Mitch Avalon, County Engineers Association of California. Both guest speaker presentations are linked below:

Special thanks to Ralph Boniello, Alameda Creek Alliance; Patty Donald; Shorebird Nature Center; and Susan Schwartz, Friends of Five Creeks for the background on bioblitzes, the iNaturalist App and the Cal Flora Observer and Observer Pro Apps

Photo by Baykeeper and Lighthawk.
Ian Wren, San Francisco Baykeeper, generously shared aerial King Tide photos from Baykeeper and Lighthawk. Ian encourages groups to use these photos for sea level rise advocacy efforts; please attribute photos to Baykeeper and Lighthawk: King Tides aerial photos Day 1King Tides aerial photos Day 2

Note from Amanda Brown Stevens:
Hi Shoreline Advocates -
Thanks so much for allowing me to come to your meeting! I appreciated the time and your thoughtful questions. We'd love to get the endorsement of your organizations, and we'd also be happy to present at any meetings or events coming up - let us know if you have any appropriate events!
Attached is a copy of a slightly updated version of the flyer I passed out as well as the latest endorsement list. (click here: updated Measure AA flyerclick here: endorsement list)
To address the question about what the geography is where projects will be eligible, I have attached a map of the potential projects, so this should give a good sense of what would qualify. (click here: map of potential projects)
Related to the labor issue, a sub-committee of the Restoration Authority was recently established to address specific details and collaboratively develop a policy that is workable given the multiple funding streams for restoration projects and the many different project owners involved.
Please let me know if any other questions arise, and if your group will endorse the measure (if you have not already) - thanks! And I will definitely bring the ideas and concerns of this group back to the larger campaign group!
Once we get closer to the election, we will follow up with information you can share in newsletters and blogs - we can provide any content you need!
Thanks again for your help on this important measure that will provide much needed funding for habitat restoration, wetlands and public access throughout the Bay Area!


Feedback on March 7 Meeting + Next Shoreline Advocates Meeting October 17!
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Thank you again for your participation. We look forward to collaborating!

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