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Editor's Notes

Highlights from the articles and op-eds below:
  •  New shark detection technology to be unveiled in Newport Beach on Wednesday
  • Surfrider Foundation Is Triumphant in Lawsuit Against Martins Beach Billionaire
  • California beaches are supposed to be public. So why is the Hollister Ranch coast an exception?
  • Gov. Jerry Brown calls Kavanaugh confirmation 'a real tragedy'
  • It's Been 25 Years Since The Federal Gas Tax Went Up
  • Upgrading aging, inadequate water systems of rural California will elevate entire state
  • Wetlands complicate battle to extinguish smoky Solano County fire 
  • Water leaders provide promising updates for smelt restoration project
  • High surf forecast for some Southern California beaches
  • Pacific Grove welcomes community's opinions, ideas on Shoreline Management Plan

Coastal Conservancy Approves over $17.5 million in Grants for Coastal Restoration, Protection and Access
The board of the State Coastal Conservancy has approved 17 grants totaling over $17.5 million for restoration, protection and public access projects along the California coast. Notably, among those was an authorization of $9.75 million to the Wildlands Conservancy for the acquisition of approximately 1,390 acres along the Santa Margarita River. More information about the Coastal Conservancy grants is available  here .



NOAA Marine Debris Program FY19 Marine Debris REMOVAL Grants

Projects awarded through the removal grant competition will create long-term, quantifiable ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources, with priority consideration for efforts targeting derelict fishing gear and other medium- and large-scale debris. Projects should also foster public awareness of the effects of marine debris to further the conservation of living marine resource habitats, and contribute to the understanding of marine debris composition, distribution and impacts.  The submission period for removal proposals will extend from August 20 - October 29, 2018 . For more information, please click here.

NOAA Marine Debris Program FY19 RESEARCH Grants

This opportunity provides funding for research directly related to marine debris through field, laboratory, and modeling experiments. Successful project proposals will explore the ecological risk associated with marine debris, determine debris exposure levels, examine the fate and transport of marine debris in nearshore coastal environments, and/or quantify habitat impacts resulting from marine debris. The submission period for research proposals will extend from September 17 - December 14, 2018 . For more information, click here.
California receives $8.5 Million to Support State Parks and Outdoor Recreation
WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Interior Ryan K. Zinke today announced a 8.5 million distribution from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to California for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects. This is part of a $100 million distribution from the LWCF to all 50 States, the Territories, and the District of Columbia. LWCF funds are non-taxpayer dollars derived from Outer Continental Shelf lease revenues and are awarded through federal matching grants administered by the National Park Service.  Since the inception of the LWCF, over $4.2 billion from responsible offshore oil and gas development has been made available to state and local governments to fund more than 43,000 conservation projects throughout the nation. The allocation for the State and Local Assistance Program is determined by a formula set in the LWCF Act. For more information, please visit

Coastal Commission News
Policy & Political News
Drought, Water, & Wetlands News
Beach & Coastal News
Local Government News
Climate Change & Environmental News

Oct 12, 2018 abstract deadline - Feb 2019 National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology - St. Augustine Beach, FL

The abstract deadline for the 2019 National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology is Friday, October 12 th , 2018. The conference is being held February 6-8, 2019, at the brand new St. Augustine Beach Embassy Suites Oceanfront Resort.  Abstracts may be submitted to . The Conference Planning Committee welcomes abstracts on a variety of coastal topics. Please visit the conference website here for more information.  Conference objectives include: To present the latest in beach preservation technology and real-world practice and to provide a technological transfer from the scientific and engineering community to government officials who make the decisions on coastal projects and policies.

Connecting the Drops from Summit to Sea

The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Annual Conference will be held in Riverside in just over 2 months from October 15-17 . The full conference program can be viewed here and reflects the conference theme Connecting the Drops from Summit to Sea. The extensive program includes training workshops, technical presentations, and posters addressing a range of challenges and opportunities facing urban stormwater practitioners as well as a large and diverse exposition of the latest products and services. Speaker and poster presenters must register by Monday, September 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Late and webcast registration ends Tuesday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m.

The Bay Foundation Releases 5 Year Report: the LAX Dunes are Thriving

TBF has been busy helping remove non-native vegetation at the LAX Dunes, hosting many community restoration events with a wide range of volunteer groups. These efforts and those of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have turned the dunes into healthy, thriving habitats for an abundance of wildlife and native vegetation. TBF recently completed a 5-Year Report summarizing restoration activities in the "Coastal Dunes Improvement Project" (CDIP) area since 2013. The data show that restorations in CDIP areas are meeting the restoration performance criteria with predominantly native coastal vegetation. To participate in one of the monthly volunteer events at the LAX Dunes, please click here.
MARID VI:Invitation & Abstract
The 6th edition of the Conference series on Marine and River Dune Dynamics (MARID) will take place April 1-3, 2019 in Bremen, Germany.  The aim of this meeting is to encourage effective communication between physicists, geologists, biologists and modellers to improve our understanding of bedform dynamics with particular attention to societal relevance.  The conference is open to all professionals and stakeholders dealing with bedform dynamics. MARID VI will offer student travel grants and will make awards available for their high standard contributions to the meeting by young scientists. Click  here for more details. Submission of extended abstracts for oral or poster presentations is due by Tuesday October 30, 2018. Please use the template that is provided, and keep to a length of 2 to 6 pages (all inclusive). Details on how to submit are available  here.  If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to

Employment Opportunities

Facilitator:  Structural Governance Evaluation and Revision
The Bay Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

The Bay Foundation (TBF) is seeking to hire an individual or entity ("Consultant") to assist with specific temporary services. The Consultant will support the efforts of Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program (SMBNEP) to evaluate and revise its structure as part of a significant revision of its guiding policy document, the Bay Restoration Plan (BRP), also known as a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). SMBNEP's CCMP is currently undergoing a major revision process. This process includes the recent release of a new draft action plan which incorporates climate change into planning and will include many other components. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references by 5 pm on October 12, 2018. More details on the submission and job can be found here.

Assitant Professor in Coastal Resiliency
Rice University
Houston, TX

he Rice University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the area of Coastal Resiliency to begin July 2019. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks also will be considered. We seek candidates with expertise and interest in interdisciplinary research that contributes to enhancing the resilience of urban communities and infrastructure systems to the impacts of coastal natural hazards and climate change. The successful candidate is expected to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program, to teach core courses and develop undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise, advise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the broader scientific community. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Civil / Coastal / Environmental Engineering or a related field, demonstrate excellence in research, display distinction (or potential for distinction) in teaching, and be able to collaborate across disciplines.  To apply, please submit materials in electronic form through the Rice Application Portal via this link.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018.

Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) Hong-Kong
November 14 - November 16
SOS provides a global platform for leadership companies and organizations to advance the development and implementation of industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainability challenges. After September 21st, SOS 2018 registration will increase from $625 to $865 for WOC Members, and from $865 to $1,025 for Non-WOC Members.  Registration includes access to the Full Program Activities: all presentations and exhibits, Welcome Reception and food and beverage throughout the conference.    Registration for the World Ocean Council Sustainable Ocean Summit 2018 will open soon.  For more details on the SOS and last year's program please click here.

P3 Federal Conference: Using  Public-Private Partnerships to Meet Our Infrastructure Challenges Washington, D.C.
November 27 - 28, 2018

Join more than 800 public representatives, owners, industry leaders, and P3 experts for two days tailored to the needs of authorities focused on transportation, water, energy, and social infrastructure project delivery. The P3 Federal Conference invites local, state, and Federal representatives and industry professionals for P3 education, project development, and networking opportunities. The two day conference is designed for owners who want to better understand how alternative project delivery can be used for their next project, identify trends and upcoming procurement opportunities, and connect with other communities and agencies who have used P3s for their critical infrastructure challenges.  Please click here to view the program.
To be included in future event updates, receive presentations, and connect with the over 700 delegates who attend last year's conference, please click here.

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Steven Aceti, JD
Executive Director,  
California Coastal Coalition

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