The Fall 2023 Issue of Tide Rising, our quarterly newsletter, is here

by Ceal Craig

Tide Rising: Volume 5, Issue 1, Fall 2023

Tide Rising: Volume 5, Issue 1, Fall 2023.

The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is happy to publish the latest issue of its digital newsletter, Tide Rising: Volume 5, Issue 1, Fall 2023. This issue’s theme is Partnerships & Supporters.

In this issue:

  • SFBWS Corner: How do the articles and ideas connect this issue? “On the Trail”. Bioblitzes, citizen science, South Bay partner orgs, and more.
  • Partnerships and Supporters Reports: How Are Refuges Doing Series shares sand dune vegetation cover and composition update. Learn about San Francisco Bay Joint Venture, its team, and why it is
    important to Complex, SFBWS members and readers.
  • Reports from the Field: 2023 Hybrid Marsh-In Summer Camp: from former camper perspective & Habitat Hero. Learn about the many volunteers and staff who made the coastal cleanup efforts productive throughout the complex, San Pablo Bay NWR, and at Alviso Environmental Education area.
  • Youth Perspectives: Hear from two young women making a difference as volunteers supporting the Refuges.

Editors: Clayton Ou, Ceal Craig, PhD
Contributors: SFBWS: Ceal Craig, Madison Cline, Makenna Ma, Mary Deschene, Olivia Poulos. USFWS: Melisa Amato, Chris Barr, Paul Mueller, Winnie Chan. Volunteers: & Supporters: Larry Rosenblum, Riya and Isha. Photographers: Ceal Craig, Larry Rosenblum, Madison Cline, Melisa Amato, Paul Mueller, Riya and Isha.

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See previous issues of the newsletter, Tide Rising, for articles about animals, habitats, restoration efforts, people (volunteers and staff), research, and Society efforts. The newsletter is sent quarterly using Constant Contact via email if you have signed up for it. In addition, you will be able to download a printable PDF file from the Society website.

In each issue, we will share information from other partners as well as new ideas and opportunities for partnerships. Look for articles from our sister Friends organization, Friends of the San Pablo Bay NWR, highlighting volunteers and FWS staff, as well as providing information about advocacy.

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Cecilia (Ceal) D. Craig, PhD
Member, SFBWS Board of Directors