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Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Program 21st Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser 

 

Port Contracting 101 Topic: Administration and Management for the Successful Bidder 

 

BPC Expert Briefing: Storm Water Management: The New Industrial & Municipal Regulations 

 

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McClymonds High School Interactive Program
at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Apr. 30, 2015
  

Did you know that wetlands help clean our water and also provide a buffer for sea level rise? McClymonds High School biology students learned about wetlands and native plants at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park (MHSP) from Port Naturalist Tara Reinertson. Thank you to our local youth for removing trash from the beach and taking time to learn more about the environment.

 

 

 
 
 
Bringing Shorepower, Environmental Science, and 
Engineering to East Bay Students at STEM Career Awareness Day  
Apr. 28, 2015
  

Port employees enjoyed meeting with East Bay high school students this week and encouraging them to pursue careers in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics). It was all part of the Cal State University East Bay's STEM Career Awareness Day in Berkeley. Nearly 300 students participated!

 
Earth Day Beach Cleanup 
APR. 18, 2015
  

Earth Day Volunteers enjoyed a beautiful day at the Port's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park as they helped remove trash that rolls in with the tides. Learn more about the Earth Day Beach Cleanup in the following video.

Earth Day Beach Cleanup

 

Earth Day Beach Cleanup Video

 


 

 

 
 

  

Bay Planning Coalition 28th Decision Makers Conference
Apr. 10, 2015   

 

The Bay Planning Coalition held its 28th Decision Makers Conference at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland. Port  Maritime Marketing Manager, Beth Frisher, presented on the role of Bay Area's ports and their significance on trade and the economy. Port Director of Environmental Programs and Planning, Richard Sinkhoff, discussed the solutions generated by the conference for growing the Bay Area's maritime and industrial economy to secure a sustainable future.

 

 

 

 
 

  

Oakland EarthEXPO
Apr. 8, 2015 
  

Port of Oakland staff and its Middle Harbor Shoreline Park naturalists shared "green" information at this week's Oakland EarthEXPO. Visitors to the booth learned about the importance of keeping our waterways clean of trash to protect wildlife and the environment. They also invited attendees to sign-up for the Earthday Cleanup at the park. 

 

 

 
 

  

New Port Regulations to Keep 
Pollution from the SF Bay 
Apr. 6, 2015 
  

Water going down the drain shouldn't be written off as water under the bridge; it should be as clean as rain water. That's the message from the Port of Oakland in a new Storm Water Ordinance which took effect this month. The measure, adopted by the Board of Port Commissioners in January, is intended to keep waters clean along the Port's 20 miles of San Francisco Bay shoreline.  

 

 

 

 
 
 
Port of Oakland Continues Port Contracting 101 Series  
Apr. 27, 2015
  
The Port of Oakland continues to reach more local contractors with information on how to do business with the Port. The April class focused on the basics of bidding for Port public works projects. This outreach is a follow-up to the half-day seminar the Port held in January for more than 150 contractors.  

The May 5th session covered requirements for bidding on Port projects. The free May 19th session (9-11 a.m. in Port's Exhibit Room) will cover how to successfully administer and manage a contract once selected. All classes are free and held at the Port's headquarters in Jack London Square and no rsvps are needed. 
 
Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility,
Amy Tharpe Speaks at Mills College
Apr. 14, 2015
  

The Port's Social Responsibility Director, Amy Tharpe spoke to graduate students at Mills College's School of Business about why local and regional relationships are central to the Port's role as an international trade and transportation gateway. Ms.Tharpe covered some of the ways the Port is contributing to the local community, including:

  • Ensuring local workers have access to employment on Port projects;
  • Ensuring that those workers receive prevailing/living wages;
  • Providing local businesses with opportunities to bid on Port contracts; 
  • Making community investments into local non-profit organizations that further education, environmental and workforce development;
  • Supporting schools and providing scholarships and internships;
  • Improving air quality by tightly regulating emissions from ships and trucks.

 

 

 

 
 

  

Oakland Army Base (OAB)
Local Hire and Business Update
Apr. 9, 2015 
  

Progress on the development of the Port-owned portion of the former OAB continues. To date, 61% of construction was performed by individuals from the combined Local Impact Area (LIA) and Local Business Area (LBA) - of that amount 28% of the work was performed by Oakland residents.  

 

60% of the $47.5 million spent to date on the Port's OAB project was awarded to local small/very small businesses - of that amount 47% was awarded to Oakland businesses.   

 

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Get Daily Updates on the Port
April 2015 
  
The Port of Oakland introduced a new blog to provide daily updates on its business and community activity. Called the "Port of Oakland Today," it's available from the home page of the Port's website at: www.portofoakland.com

 

  • Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Program 21st Annual Golf Tournament Fundraising Event, Mon. 5/18/15 at Round Hill Country Club
  • Contracting 101 with the Port of Oakland Topic: Contract Administration and Management for the Successful Bidder, Tues. 5/19/15 at Port of Oakland
  • BPC Expert Briefing: Storm Water Management: The New Industrial & Municipal Regulations, Wed. 5/27/15 at Port of Oakland

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