The Spring 2024 Issue of Tide Rising, our quarterly newsletter, is here

by Ceal Craig

Tide Rising: Volume 5, Issue 3, Spring 2024

Tide Rising: Volume 5, Issue 3, Spring 2024.

The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is happy to publish the latest issue of its digital newsletter, Tide Rising: Volume 5, Issue 3, Spring 2024. This issue’s theme is Endangered & Threatened Species.

In this issue:

  • SFBWS Perspectives: Endangered Species Day is May 17, 2024 - can we celebrate? Learn about what an endangered species is and how to help them thrive.
  • Endangered and Threatened Species: Protecting Habitats - Mary Deschene of SFBWS writes about key takeaways and highlights from Public Lands Alliance Convention and Trade Show. On 3/27, Deb Haaland, United States Secretary of the Interior, visited the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. At USFWS Workshop, Rachel Tertes of DESFBNWR shares her expertise using nature based solutions in managing landscapes. Sirena Lao, new SFBWS Watershed Watchers Program Coordinator, shares her perspective on what she has been learning in her role. Hear about highlights from walks at several refuges and preserves across the Bay - including a chorus of avian voices!
  • Community Voices: Two young environmentalists call for habitat protection. Hear from a young volunteer about ecopsychology. Meet a local high school robotics team recycling old printers into learning experiences that also promote responsible e-waste disposal. Learn about ways to conserve power and materials in an age of tech.
  • News: Join us for Earth Day on the Refuge on April 21! Farallon Islands webcam has been re-launched. Please welcome new members of SFBWS! Upcoming activities on the refuge and in the community: check them out!
  • SFBWS Volunteer Opportunities: Learn about places to support the Complex and the SFBWS: Nature store volunteers, SFBWS Operations support.

Editors: Clayton Ou, Ceal Craig, PhD
Contributors: SFBWS: Ceal Craig, Mary Deschene, Sirena Lao. USFWS: Matthew Brown, Chris Barr, Gerry McChesney. Community Voices: Da Potato Sisters, Riya Marella, Ethan Deng & Daigo Hayashi, Clayton Ou.
Photographers: Mary Bobik, USFWS, Aja Yee, Rachel Tertes, Sirena Lao, Ceal Craig, Geary Chew, Clayton Ou, Neels Kulshrestha, Elizabeth Olachea.

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