Friends of the San Francisco Estuary seeks nominations for outstanding environmental projects

Friends of the San Francisco Estuary is seeking nominations of outstanding environmental projects that benefit the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and its watersheds. Awards will be presented to 4-6 exceptional projects at the twelfth biennial State of the Estuary Conference, September 17-18, 2015, at the Downtown Oakland Marriott Hotel. Visit for information about the conference.

Criteria for Eligibility

Nominated projects must significantly benefit the Estuary; be completed or show measurable results, and should not have been externally mandated (for example, to resolve an enforcement action). Projects should represent diverse locations, environmental categories, and project sponsors.

Nominated projects must fall into one or more of the project categories in the Estuary Partnership’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, the Bay Area’s blueprint for a healthy and resilient Estuary:

• Aquatic Resources
• Wildlife
• Wetlands Management
• Water Use
• Pollution Prevention and Reduction
• Dredging and Waterway Modification
• Land Use and Watershed Management
• Public Involvement and Education
• Research and Monitoring

Nominations should be 1-2 pages in length, and include the following information:

• Project name and location
• Project category/ies from list above
• Name of implementing organization
• Project representative (name, address, phone number, email)
• Brief description of the project and how it benefits the Bay-Delta
• Name and contact information of the person making the nomination

For more information:

For information on how to submit your nomination: 2015 Friends Call for Nominations flyer

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