The 2017 State of the Estuary Conference will be held on October 10th and 11th at the Scottish Rite Center at 1547 Lakeside Drive in Oakland. Sponsored by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, this two-day conference provides the latest information about the health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and showcases current efforts to protect, restore and improve this important ecosystem. The conference will offer plenary sessions, awards and panels on habitats and living resources, climate resilience, water quality, and stewardship. Speakers include state, federal, local and regional leaders, scientists, and resource managers, as well as international climate resiliency experts. The full agenda is available at http://www.sfestuary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SOE17Program_Final.pdf. View the conference website http://www.sfestuary.org/state-of-the-estuary-conference/.
The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is a coalition of resource agencies, non-profits, citizens, and scientists working to protect, restore, and enhance water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in and around the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary. The Partnership is a program of the Association of Bay Area Governments. Working cooperatively, the Partnership shares information and resources that result in studies, projects, and programs that improve the Estuary and communicate its value and needs to the public. Ranging from the waterways that make up the Delta to the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Bay-Delta is home to numerous species of birds, fish, and many others. It is also home to millions of people, who have come to recognize that the Bay and Delta are an essential part of what makes the Bay Area a great place to live, work and play.