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Category Archives: San Francisco Bay

The Death of North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants?

View at the Office (Napa Plant Site) Current suggested budget cuts on Capitol Hill would eliminate funding for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) bringing annual funding ($46 million in 2010) to ZERO.    I’ll preface here… the budget needs to be cut. We are spending too much money and not enough taxes are […]

Gearing up for Duck Season

The ducks are coming! And so is the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest! The Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest being is being judged for the first time in California and there are a lot of ancillary events going on especially in the Bay Area. If you decide to come see the judging, look for me. […]

A Year for the Ducks

Working at DU out here in the west was “interesting” this last year, to say the least.  In California, we were particularly challenged by frozen bond funds, halting progress toward completing ten million dollars worth of contracted projects. The staff here put in long hours, seeking creative ways, such as a no interest loans from […]

Wetlands Conservation in the San Francisco Bay

This is a great video discussing the various benefits (including saving tax payers money) that are created through Ducks Unlimited and partners working on projects in the San Francisco Bay area.  I visited the Bair Island restoration project, shot video and took photos. I will do a separate post on that, but in the mean […]