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The Summer 2022 Issue of Tide Rising, our quarterly newsletter, is here

by Ceal Craig

Tide Rising: Volume 3, Issue 4, Summer 2022

Tide Rising: Volume 3, Issue 4, Summer 2022.

The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is happy to publish the latest issue of its digital newsletter, Tide Rising: Volume 3, Issue 4, Summer 2022. This issue’s theme is Exploration & Discovery.

In this issue:

  • Citizen Science reports: Puncture Vine and Fish Surveys
  • Latino Conservation Week event Saturday, July 23: This event aims to provide opportunities to recreate in
    public lands, and help them feel included, represented, and safe in outdoor spaces
  • Don Edwards SFB NWR is celebrating 50 years this year!
  • Visitor activities have come back! Learn about what has been happening
  • Past photographs at Don Edwards SFB NWR

Readers' feedback:
Can you spare 5 minutes to complete a survey (five questions plus a few optional ones)? Share your ideas about our quarterly Tide Rising newsletter: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TideRising2022Survey
Let us know how we are doing and what we can do to improve our efforts and serve you better.

Editors: Ceal Craig, PhD
Contributors: Mary Deschene (SFBWS), Ceal Craig (SFBWS), Giessell Aguilar (USFWS), Paul Mueller (USFWS), James Ervin (Volunteer), Gregg Aronson (Volunteer).
Photographers: Ambarish Goswami, Ceal Craig, Gregg Aronson, Paul Mueller

Thanks for reading!

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Sounds from the Refuge: A Summer Update

As we roll along into the hot summer here at the Environmental Education Center, we hope you can come and enjoy the cool breeze on the marsh with us! Construction on The South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project has continued – for the next couple of months expect to hear increased construction noise around the Center as important levee reinforcement is done.

Marsh-In Summer Camp! • August 1-5, 2022

Join us for the annual Marsh-In Summer Camp program held at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Environmental Education Center in Alviso. Camp will be held from Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5.

Our summer camp program combines technology and outdoor activities for a safe and engaging experience for campers and their families. This year's camp will include Live Zoom sessions with Refuge Rangers & Biologists, fun self-guided activities, and an opportunity to return to the Refuge in-person!

In order to provide an opportunity for families of all comfort levels, we are excited to host this year's camp in a hybrid model. Activities provided can be done in the comfort of your home, local green space, or at the Refuge. We are also excited about this year's addition of Friday's in-person camp session at the Environmental Education Center.

Live Zoom sessions with Refuge Rangers and Biologists are Monday and Wednesday from 10:30am-12:00pm. Friday is planned for in-person from 10:00am-2:00pm but is subject to change.

The Spring 2022 Issue of Tide Rising, our quarterly newsletter, is here

by Ceal Craig

Tide Rising: Volume 3, Issue 3, Spring 2022

Tide Rising: Volume 3, Issue 3, Spring 2022.

The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is happy to publish the latest issue of its digital newsletter, Tide Rising: Volume 3, Issue 3, Spring 2022. This issue’s theme is Endangered & Threatened Species.

In this issue:

  • Learn about Earth Day Events: see flyers for 4/20 & 4/23 activities.
  • How to minimize human impacts in Wildlife Refuges.
  • Unique volunteering efforts.
  • Learn about the new Quarry Campground.
  • Photographs of the Refuges!

Readers' feedback:
Enjoy and share your ideas for future edition articles! What interests you? Write us.

Editors: Ceal Craig, PhD
Contributors: SFBWS: Chris Kitting, PhD, Felicitas A. Jimenez. Olivia Poulos. USFWS: Gerry McChesney, Giessell Aguilar, Paul Mueller.
Photographers: Ambarish Goswami, Ceal Craig, Chris Kitting, Gerry McChesney, Jonathan Shore, Lydia Woltier, Paul Mueller

Thanks for reading!

Virtual Groundbreaking Ceremony: The South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project

A virtual groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project will take place via Facebook Live on Thursday, April 14th, 2022, from 10:30am to 11:30am. Visit facebook.com/SCVWD and https://www.valleywater.org/ for more details.

The South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project will help reduce coastal flood risk, continue restoration efforts on tidal marsh habitats, and provide additional pedestrian trail access.

For more information about the Shoreline Project directly from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, please check out their website here: https://www.spn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects-and-Programs/Projects-b....

Watershed Watch Earth Day 2022 Poster Challenge

Make a splash and show us your skills!

Enter the Watershed Watch Earth Day Poster Challenge and share your vision for clean waterways in Santa Clara Valley! Make your entry by Earth Day, April 22nd, and do your part to be a watershed watcher and help prevent urban runoff pollution.

The contest is open for K-12 students in Santa Clara County and will be judged by age groups. Visit www.mywatershedwatch.org/EarthDay for more details.

Big Changes: The South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project

By now, many of our recent Refuge visitors will have noticed the significant changes happening at the Environmental Education Center in Alviso. In addition to the large trucks running by, the Mallard Slough Trail around the A16 Pond will be closed for Phase I of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project. This project will help reduce coastal flood risk, continue restoration efforts on tidal marsh habitats, and provide additional pedestrian trail access.

We know the project will impact our local communities' ability to recreate in the area, and we appreciate your patience as our partners work to create a safer and more resilient habitat for us all to enjoy. For now, the Mallard Slough Trail will be open intermittently on weekend days. However, the New Chicago Marsh and Marsh View Trails are still open and provide some stunning views of our local wildlife and a good look at construction progress.

For more information about the Shoreline Project directly from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, please check out their website here: https://www.spn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects-and-Programs/Projects-b....

The Winter 2021 Issue of Tide Rising, our quarterly newsletter, is here

by Ceal Craig

Tide Rising: Volume 3, Issue 2, Winter 2021

Tide Rising: Volume 3, Issue 2, Winter 2021.

The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is happy to publish the latest issue of its digital newsletter, Tide Rising: Volume 3, Issue 2, Winter 2021. This issue’s theme is Restoration & Reflection.

In this issue:

  • What happens after a levee breach? Sometimes nature works a little slower than planned. Learn about new features added to the Island Ponds in the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, Phase 2. Find out what they found when starting construction.
  • Restoring Contra Costa wallflower at Antioch Dunes NWR: learn more about the process, the science, and the challenges to help this endangered species thrive.
  • Tides especially rose during king tides in the south bay. Learn about why this happens and what it means for the Bay area.
  • Environmental education & interpretation activities!
  • Staff changes at SFBWS and USWFS

Readers' feedback:
Can you spare 5 minutes to complete a survey (five questions plus a few optional ones)? Share your ideas about our quarterly Tide Rising newsletter: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TideRising2021Survey
Let us know how we are doing and what we can do to improve our efforts and serve you better.

Editors: Ceal Craig, PhD
Contributors: SFBWS: Chris Kitting, PhD; Hope Presley, MS. USFWS: Joy Albertson, Rachel Tertes, Winnie Chan
Photographers: Ambarish Goswami, Aric Crabb, Ceal Craig, Chris Kitting, Julie Kitzenberger, Rachel Tertes, Winnie Chan

Thanks for reading!

Support us with our membership drive this 2021 holiday season

Happy Holidays!

Nature-themed Gifts

This holiday season, share your love of nature and the National Wildlife Refuges by gifting your loved ones nature-themed gifts.

You can buy the nature-themed gifts online or you can mail us a check along with an order form.

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All proceeds from the book sale benefit the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society.

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Help a loved one become a Supporter of the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society. If you are an existing member of the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society, you can gift a membership to a friend or family member.

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Your gift recipient will enjoy all the benefits that come with membership: a subscription to the digital, quarterly newsletter Tide Rising and a 15% discount at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Nature Stores at the Visitor Center in Fremont, and Environmental Education in Alviso.

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