California State Coastal Conservancy

California State Coastal Conservancy The State Coastal Conservancy works for a beautiful, healthy, and productive California coast and San Francisco Bay Area, accessible to everyone.
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We work in partnership with local governments, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners. To date, the Conservancy has undertaken more than 1,800 projects along the 1,100 mile California coastline and around San Francisco Bay. These projects often accomplish more than one Conservancy goal. Through such projects, the Conservancy: •protects and improves the quality of coastal wetlands, streams, watersheds, and near-shore ocean waters; •helps people get to coast and bay shores by building trails and stairways and by acquiring land and easements. The Conservancy also assists in the creation of low-cost accommodations along the coast, including campgrounds and hostels; •works with local communities to revitalize urban waterfronts; •helps to solve complex land-use problems; •purchases and holds environmentally valuable coastal and bay lands; •protects agricultural lands and supports coastal agriculture; •accepts donations and dedications of land and easements for public access, wildlife habitat, agriculture, and open space.

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Want to share your love of the California coast and beaches with others? Have experience with crafting grant programs, e...
01/08/2021
Call for Applications to Serve on the California State Coastal Conservancy’s Explore the Coast Advisory Board – California State Coastal Conservancy

Want to share your love of the California coast and beaches with others? Have experience with crafting grant programs, environmental education and outdoor recreation, community engagement, environmental equity, or nonprofit management?

Don’t miss your chance to join our Explore the Coast Advisory Board! The Advisory Board works with Conservancy staff to guide and provide input on our Explore the Coast grant program, which seeks to provide coastal experiences for people and communities who face challenges to accessing or enjoying the coast.

Over the past seven years, our grant program has distributed over $6.4 million through nearly 218 ETC grants throughout California to connect more people to state’s spectacular coast!
https://scc.ca.gov/2020/11/16/call-for-applications-to-serve-on-the-california-state-coastal-conservancys-explore-the-coast-advisory-board/

The Coastal Conservancy acts with others to preserve, protect and restore the resources of the California Coast. Our vision is of a beautiful, restored and accessible coastline.

CA is stepping up to protect those left out of the federal relief.In the #CABudget, @CAGovernor's Golden State Stimulus ...
01/06/2021

CA is stepping up to protect those left out of the federal relief.
In the #CABudget, @CAGovernor's Golden State Stimulus will reach low-income Californians, including undocumented households that file taxes with #ITINs, like parents with U.S. citizen children. #CaliforniaForAll

#LivingShorelines create coastal protection and habitat for native species. They improve local water quality and support...
01/06/2021
Port of San Diego and California State Coastal Conservancy collaborate to create a native oyster living shoreline - The Port of San Diego is one step closer to creating a living shoreline to attract and establish native oyster populations while al...

#LivingShorelines create coastal protection and habitat for native species. They improve local water quality and support healthy wetlands. That's why we're so excited for this pilot project in #SanDiego Bay! http://www.sdnews.com/view/full_story/27787895/article-Port-of-San-Diego-and-California-State-Coastal-Conservancy-collaborate-to-create-a-native-oyster-living-shoreline---?instance=sdnews

The Port of San Diego is one step closer to creating a living shoreline to attract and establish native oyster populations while also protecting the shoreline from impacts related to future sea level rise. The first nature-based solution of its kind in San Diego Bay, the native oyster living shoreli...

It's not Santa's sled... Friends of the Dunes and California Department of Fish and Wildlife filled this sled with trash...
12/18/2020

It's not Santa's sled... Friends of the Dunes and California Department of Fish and Wildlife filled this sled with trash and refuse at Samoa Dunes, leaving behind pristine coastal dunes.

In Oakland, like in many cities, school playgrounds are often just asphalt, which gets too hot for play. Thanks to The T...
12/17/2020

In Oakland, like in many cities, school playgrounds are often just asphalt, which gets too hot for play. Thanks to The Trust for Public Land's Living Schoolyards program, the playground at Cesar Chavez Education Center has been transformed with trees, plants and shaded areas to support the health, curiosity, and happiness of students. Ready for students to enjoy just as soon as they can return to school!

12/15/2020
Santa Cruz City Government

This new multi-use Rail Trail segment in Santa Cruz connects Natural Bridges State Park with Bay/California streets, giving people a safe, fun way to get across town!

Watch the unveiling of today's Rail Trail Segment 7/Phase I! Our virtual ribbon-cutting includes community members out on the trail hosted by Mayor Donna Meyers, Councilmember Justin Cummings and RTC Executive Director Guy Preston. Hear from Supervisor Ryan Coonerty and community partners who helped to bring this exciting project to completion -- Enjoy!

The display tanks at the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach suffered damage during the first Shelter-In-Place-related...
12/11/2020

The display tanks at the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach suffered damage during the first Shelter-In-Place-related closure. Working with them, we were able to fund some repairs so they were able to reopen, and will re-reopen when it is safe to do so again!

Today, after years of fundraising and a devastating wildfire, the 560 acre Cascade Creek property in the Santa Cruz moun...
12/09/2020
Cascade Creek Post Fire Feature 2020 final

Today, after years of fundraising and a devastating wildfire, the 560 acre Cascade Creek property in the Santa Cruz mountains has been acquired by Save-the-Redwoods League. The land is already showing signs of recovery from the CZU fire and will remain coastal redwood forest forever. https://youtu.be/CRqy_8K4-Ps

Cascade Creek after the August 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fire (featured highlight reel).

Need something to do during lockdown? King Tides are coming! Dec 13-15, California will experience the highest tides of ...
12/07/2020
California Coastal Commission

Need something to do during lockdown? King Tides are coming! Dec 13-15, California will experience the highest tides of the year.
If you are able to safely visit the shoreline, your photographs will help preview the impacts of sea level rise and understand how our shoreline is affected by high water today. Remember to keep distance and wear your mask! https://coastal.ca.gov/kingtides/participate.html#tidemap

If you have trouble viewing this map, open it in a separate window. You can also check NOAA's Tides & Currents webpage directly.  

12/04/2020
California's working waterfronts are an important part of our coast. We're happy to support the restoration and reopenin...
12/03/2020
Avila Beach Pier awarded $250,000 for much-needed repairs, reopening | NewsChannel 3-12

California's working waterfronts are an important part of our coast. We're happy to support the restoration and reopening of Avila Pier as safe, vibrant, and accessible public coastal resource. https://keyt.com/news/san-luis-obispo-county/2020/11/22/avila-beach-pier-awarded-250000-grant-for-rehabilitation-reopening/

Port San Luis Harbor District was awarded a $250,000 grant from the California State Coastal Conservancy on Thursday to be used toward the rehabilitation and reopening of Avila Pier.

11/20/2020

In the first week of November alone, CA #COVID19 cases doubled. The State could reach hospital capacity, see mass infection amongst essential workers and more if this trend continues. We must #StopTheSurge now to avoid catastrophic outcomes. covid19.ca.gov

Today, the Coastal Conservancy authorized over $7m in funding for restoration, preservation, and public access on the co...
11/20/2020
Coastal Conservancy Awards $7 Million for SF Bay and Coastal Restoration, Preservation, and Public Access – California State Coastal Conservancy

Today, the Coastal Conservancy authorized over $7m in funding for restoration, preservation, and public access on the coast and SF Bay - and 21 Explore the Coast grants to help more Californians enjoy their coast! https://scc.ca.gov/2020/11/19/coastal-conservancy-awards-7-million-for-coastal-restoration-preservation-and-public-access/

The Coastal Conservancy acts with others to preserve, protect and restore the resources of the California Coast. Our vision is of a beautiful, restored and accessible coastline.

Our partners Solidarity Farm SD are offering self-guided farm tours for adults and kids in November and December. Keep s...
11/13/2020

Our partners Solidarity Farm SD are offering self-guided farm tours for adults and kids in November and December. Keep social distance and learn about carbon farming and other sustainable farming methods - pick up some tasty veggies while you're at it! https://www.solidarityfarmsd.com/tours

King Tides are coming! Help collect important data on how Sea Level Rise will impact California by posting your photos o...
11/05/2020

King Tides are coming! Help collect important data on how Sea Level Rise will impact California by posting your photos of the King Tides to california.kingtides.net

Use your smart phone to participate in the Project by taking and uploading photos of king tides through the King Tides Photo Upload form. Start by choosing where you'll go to take your photos and then look at the tide map on the website to find out what time and how high your king tides will be. Take your photos as near to high tide time as you can. Your photos will be displayed on an interactive map.

LEARN HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR KING TIDES PHOTOS
california.kingtides.net

In Marin county, the first phase of the 1,600 acre restoration of Bel Marin Keys Unit V is nearing completion - and our ...
10/28/2020
Novato bayside levee project nears completion

In Marin county, the first phase of the 1,600 acre restoration of Bel Marin Keys Unit V is nearing completion - and our partners, Novato Baylands Stewards, has great, outdoor volunteer opportunities to help revegetate these wetlands. Sunshine and dirt and social distancing! https://www.marinij.com/2020/10/19/novato-bayside-levee-project-nears-completion/

The San Pablo Bay project will eventually allow federal and state agencies to restore 1,600 acres of lost wetland habitat in Marin County.

Congrats to Friends of the Dunes on acquiring the 357-acre Samoa Dunes and Wetlands for the purposes of conservation and...
10/16/2020
Friends of the Dunes Assumes Temporary Management of 357 Acres of Samoa Dunes, Wetlands and Coastal Forest; Organization Looking Outside to Determine Permanent Ownership of Dog Ranch Property

Congrats to Friends of the Dunes on acquiring the 357-acre Samoa Dunes and Wetlands for the purposes of conservation and public access! This property, located south of the Manila Dunes Recreation Area, joins existing conservation lands on the north spit of Humboldt Bay to create a continuous connected area of more than 1600 acres of sweeping native dunes managed for habitat conservation and public access. https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2020/oct/15/friends-dunes-assumes-temporary-management-357-acr/

 

Using nature based solutions and land conservation to combat the impacts of #ClimateChange will help us protect Californ...
10/07/2020
Governor Newsom Launches Innovative Strategies to Use California Land to Fight Climate Change, Conserve Biodiversity and Boost Climate Resilience | California Governor

Using nature based solutions and land conservation to combat the impacts of #ClimateChange will help us protect California's open spaces, beaches, wildlife and way of life #30x30 #californiaforall

Order enlists California’s vast network of natural and working lands to store and remove carbon from the atmosphere California becomes first state in the nation to pledge to conserve 30 percent of…

10/05/2020
Living schoolyards in Oakland, California

Living schoolyards replace asphalt and hard surfaces with plants, trees, and shade. This gives means healthier and more fun playspaces for kids, and environmental benefits for communities. https://vimeo.com/450243084

This is "Living schoolyards in Oakland, California" by theTrustforPublicLand on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Time is running out to participate in the #2020Census! This Census will decide how billions of federal dollars are distr...
09/22/2020
CA Census | Be Counted, California!

Time is running out to participate in the #2020Census! This Census will decide how billions of federal dollars are distributed in California. An undercount could impact funding for our schools, health services, child care, emergency services and many other programs. Make sure every Californian is counted! #CaliforniaForAll https://census.ca.gov/

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It's National #EstuariesWeek! This year, @RAEstuaries is encouraging people to register virtual events and self-guided a...
09/21/2020
National Estuaries Week - Restore America's Estuaries

It's National #EstuariesWeek! This year, @RAEstuaries is encouraging people to register virtual events and self-guided activities that people can do somewhere safely outside at their open pace during National Estuaries Week. More info here: https://estuaries.org/get-involved/new/

National Estuaries Week National Estuaries Week 2020: September 19-26! Help us celebrate! Click here to register your 2020 National Estuaries Week event National Estuaries Week (NEW) is a nationwide celebration of our bays and estuaries and the many benefits they provide to local communities. Each y...

Despite many challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the MERITO Foundation has successfully coordinated a series of wee...
09/18/2020

Despite many challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the MERITO Foundation has successfully coordinated a series of week-long Marine Science Afterschool Beach Camps for hands-on education and stewardship activities with the goal of engaging local youth and community in improving the ecological, recreational, and educational value of the Kalorama Wetland. Beginning last week, instructors and youth participants came together (up to 24 students while maintaining social distancing and practicing recommended safety measures) to map and remove invasive plant species in areas bordering the Kalorama Wetland and adjacent parking lot at the San Buena Ventura State Beach. The participation of eight students weekly, along with the wetland restoration component of this program is sponsored by a grant from the California State Coastal Conservancy. The student camps and educational/ monitoring activities will continue until November of 2020 and resume in the spring of 2021.

The City of Oceanside - Government is developing a #wetland enhancement design for the Loma Alta Slough between Coast Hi...
09/15/2020
City of Oceanside, California - Watershed Protection Program

The City of Oceanside - Government is developing a #wetland enhancement design for the Loma Alta Slough between Coast Highway and Pacific St to expand coastal wetland habitat and improve public access. Join the community webinar about the project on 9/17 https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/water/services_programs/clean/default.asp#LomaAlta

The City of Oceanside is developing a wetland enhancement design for the Loma Alta Slough located between Coast Highway and Pacific Street. The purpose of the project is to expand coastal wetland habitat and improve public access through trails and educational signage. 

Approx 95% of all #wildfires in CA are caused by human activity. Hotter temperatures mean dry vegetation & more chances ...
09/10/2020

Approx 95% of all #wildfires in CA are caused by human activity. Hotter temperatures mean dry vegetation & more chances that a wildfire can spark. Now is the time to be more aware of the actions that could start a fire, as well as an opportunity to evaluate your preparedness.

Yesterday, our Board unanimously approved our Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Guidelines to center equity and i...
09/04/2020
Coastal Conservancy Adopts Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Guidelines; Awards $7.8 Million for Coastal Restoration, Preservation and Public Access – California State Coastal Conservancy

Yesterday, our Board unanimously approved our Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Guidelines to center equity and inclusion in our work. And approved $7.8 million for coastal and watershed restoration, protection and public access. https://scc.ca.gov/2020/09/04/coastal-conservancy-adopts-justice-equity-diversity-and-inclusion-guidelines-awards-7-8-million-for-coastal-restoration-preservation-and-public-access/

The Coastal Conservancy acts with others to preserve, protect and restore the resources of the California Coast. Our vision is of a beautiful, restored and accessible coastline.

In the Ventura River Watershed, small groups of socially distanced volunteers with the Ventura Land Trust are working to...
09/03/2020

In the Ventura River Watershed, small groups of socially distanced volunteers with the Ventura Land Trust are working to remove invasive Castor Bean and other vegetation that can overrun native species. Even in these difficult times, restoration work persists!

“We’re all living through really difficult times and we know how important connections are...connections to one another ...
08/26/2020
LA’s Most Famous Mountain Lion Stars in New Mural

“We’re all living through really difficult times and we know how important connections are...connections to one another and to the natural world around us.” This mural of the P-22 Mountain Lion will be a connection between the Esperanza Elementary School community and the wildlife around them. #SaveLACougars
https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/arts/2020/08/24/p-22--la-s-most-famous-mountain-lion--stars-in-new-mural-#

Mural is part of series promoting #SaveLACougars campaign.

08/21/2020

Protégete de la mala calidad del aire por los incendios forestales en California:
🏠 Quédate dentro
🙅 Cierra las ventanas
🌬️ Usa el aire acondicionado, de ser posible
Los niveles de humo pueden cambiar durante el día, permanece en interiores cuando los índices estén más altos.

Thank you City of Santa Monica for installing this beautiful Major Mile Marker for the California Coastal Trail!Our work...
08/20/2020

Thank you City of Santa Monica for installing this beautiful Major Mile Marker for the California Coastal Trail!
Our work continues along to complete the Coastal Trail and develop a sense of connection and continuity along all of California’s beautiful coastline.

Ways to prepare for wildfires right now: 📲Sign up for county alerts: http://calalerts.org/signup.html🍂Clear dead plants ...
08/19/2020
California OES Wireless Emergency Alerts

Ways to prepare for wildfires right now:

📲Sign up for county alerts: http://calalerts.org/signup.html
🍂Clear dead plants & leaves within 30 ft of your home
🚨Be ready to go if you are given an evacuation order. readyforwildfire.org

Learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts to stay safe. California alerting authorities will need the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System to send WEAs.

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The Coastal Conservancy is a state agency, established in 1976, to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, to help people get to and enjoy the outdoors, and to sustain local economies along California’s coast. The Conservancy is a non-regulatory agency that supports projects to protect coastal resources and increase opportunities for the public to enjoy the coast.

Since its founding, the Conservancy has:

- Funded 2,400 projects along the California coastline and in the San Francisco Bay.

- Protected 390,000 acres of coastal lands through acquisition of fee title and conservation easements.

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Hey Coastal Conservancy, here's a pic of all the DISPOSABLE PLASTIC GLOVES & BAGS you provided to volunteers like me at Carquinez Shoreline today. WTH? Thanks for creating more plastic waste. Since when do BUCKETS need to be lined?? #partoftheproblem
Invitation to a walking holiday week in CreteDear Fellow Walkers, ACTIVE CRETE would like to invite your group to visit us in Western Crete for a Walking week. Other Walking groups have been delighted with their Active Crete Holidays and they are coming back again and again. We lead walks of medium difficulty lasting approximately 5-6 hours (please note that the walks can be extended or shortened according to the needs of your group). Our area is part of the European Programme NATURA 2000 which aims to protect our natural heritage. You can explore and enjoy the rich botanical, historical, archaeological and cultural landscape with our knowledgeable help. Prices start from 740 Euros and we offer a 5% discount on groups over six people. There are reasonably priced fights to/from Chania in the months of the programme.Accommodation is either directly at the sea (Sunny Bay hotel) or 50m from the sea (Cormoranos Apartments) so that you can enjoy swimming in the clear blue waters.You can enjoy wonderful Cretan cuisine in the nearby tavernas at very reasonable prices(10-15 Euros per person including Cretan wine).Please have a look at our relevant webpage for more details: https://activecrete.gr/walking-holiday/ . If you have any queries, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Camille & Iakovos ACTIVE CRETE LTD 27, Old Gloucester Str. WC1N 3AX, London, UK Telephone:+44 7752751799, +30 6997132554 Email : [email protected] Website: www.activecrete.co.uk
Please let Sam schuchat know that the Santa cruz media is vilifying poor people to deter public access to poor people from the coast by publishing misleading articles like this. Implying rich people don't generate crime, just poor people.
Hello! I would like to invite you to the following event: "Join us for the 6th annual Waterbird Festival Saturday, February 2, 2019! 12pm-4pm Activities: -Music by Blue Summit Bluegrass, Beer and Wine by The Guzzler, and food by The Bodega. -There will be bilingual Bird Walks, Bay Boat tour with Outer Limits, WildCare Animal Ambassador Program, a nature journaling class, birding 101 class, and more! Register here: http://richardsonbay.audubon.org/programs/waterbird-festival Be sure to register for the festival, as well as any events you'd like to attend. This helps us track our attendance!" Please use your influence to invite the community to this event! PLEASE SHARE! It is an awesome opportunity to enjoy the local outdoors. Thank you!
So many kids and disabled veterans enjoy our deep sea fishing programs, thanks to our State Coastal Conservancy and nonprofit fishing clubs and their dedicated volunteers. Thanks SCC and all involved.
Thanks again to our State Coastal Conservancy for helping us with our kids and disabled veterans fishing program and beach clean ups. Thanks also to NOAA, Heal the Bay, Gnarly Beach Cleaner, MDRA and LARRC. It took a village and together we introduced a bunch of kids and vets to deep sea fishing, cleaned some beaches and created a cadre of more intelligent and responsible ocean stewards. Hopefully, this is just the beginning. Big thanks also to Evyan Sloane at SCC, all my NOAA friends, all the volunteers at LARRC and MDRA and all the kids and veterans for sharing your time with us.
Master’s Program in Conservation and Restoration at UC-Irvine is accepting our last round of applications for Fall 2018! The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) at the University of California, Irvine are accepting applications for the Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science (MCRS) graduate program providing training for students interested in careers in the research and management of natural resources. Is accepting applications for the second cohort of MCRS students for Fall 2018! Sectors and potential careers for MCRS graduates include: non-profit land management sector, local and federal government agencies, and environmental consulting firms. For more information, visit the MCRS webpage (http://mcrs.bio.uci.edu), or contact program administrators at [email protected]. The MCRS degree will provide students with the academic and professional skills needed to study, protect, and conserve natural resources, and to hold leadership and management positions in environmental fields related to conservation, restoration, and sustainability. Potential applicants will need a B.A. or B.S. degree, preferably in the natural sciences (biology, conservation biology, ecology, environmental science, forestry, wildlife biology, horticulture, or similar degree title) from a fully accredited academic institution. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in other areas will be considered, but must demonstrate proficiency in the natural sciences and/or practical experience working in this professional field. The program includes two years of coursework and activities, including 18 units of core courses (e.g., ecology, conservation science), 16 units of topical electives (e.g., environmental policy, land use policy), 18 units of technical and professional skills courses (e.g., technical writing, GIS), and 8 units associated with technical and professional workshops (e.g., regional professional gatherings). A collaborative, year-long group capstone project (12 units), aligned with community partners, integrates the program’s learning objectives and applies student’s new skills to key environmental challenges facing society. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The last round of applications will be reviewed for admission after July 1, 2018.
Wanted to drop a note to thank you for your partnership in our #ReadingTheRedwoods contest! Thanks to your support, kids and families are experiencing the wonders of nature and reading in a fun new way. We so appreciate your help spreading the word and enabling people to participate!