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CalCoast™ publishes The CalCoast™ WAVE to readers up and down the California coast and around the world. CalCoast™ WAVE readers are from federal, state and local governments, as well as NGOs, coastal consultants, academia and students. We have been publishing our weekly e-newsletter since 1997 and we now reach more than 3,200 readers each week .
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CalCoast™ publishes The CalCoast™ WAVE to readers up and down the California coast and around the world. CalCoast™ WAVE readers are from federal, state and local governments, as well as NGOs, coastal consultants, academia and students. We have been publishing our weekly e-newsletter since 1997 and we now reach more than 3,200 readers each week .
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Editor's Notes

All of us at CalCoast send our deepest condolences to readers and their respective family and friends affected by the devastating wildfires in northern California and in the Ventura County/Los Angeles County regions. Many of our local government members and readers of The CalCoast™ WAVE have lost everything. This article discusses various ways to make donations to help people affected by the wildfires.  

Thank you to our U.S. readers for voting this week!

We have full coverage of this week's election - federal, state, and local races and propositions - in the articles posted below.
"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting."
  - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Highlights From The Articles & Content Below:

  • State and Federal Grants
  • Coastal Commission News
  • U.S. judge bars Trump administration from OKing fracking off California coast
  • We don't know enough about gun owners in California. Researchers want to know why
  • State and Federal Election News
  • Long Beach clean water projects to receive millions of dollars in port grant funding
  • California rejects $9 billion bond for water infrastructure
  • Grant to Support Harbor Shoreline Work
  • Explore the fate of local housing measures across California with our interactive map
  • Climate Change New


Interior Disburses $44.8 Million in FY 2018 Energy Revenues to California

Revenues going back to the state will fund critical educational and infrastructure improvements, land and water conservation projects.  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), disbursed $44.891 million in Fiscal Year 2018 energy revenues to California. This represents an increase of $8.649 million from the previous year's total. The funds are derived from energy produced on federal and Indian lands, as well as U.S. offshore areas.

Interior Department Announces Second Consecutive Year of Growth in Energy Revenues as FY 2018 Disbursements Climb to $8.93 Billion

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced today that Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) disbursed $8.93 billion in Fiscal Year 2018 from energy production on federal and American Indian lands and offshore areas. That figure represents an increase of $1.82 billion over the previous year. Often the second-highest generator of federal income following taxes, energy revenue disbursements are a critical source of funding to states, American Indian Tribes and individual Indian mineral owners, as well as to the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Reclamation Fund, Historic Preservation Fund and the U.S. Treasury. A complete list of states receiving revenues and FY 2018 disbursement data will be 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.

Coastal Commission News
Policy & Political News

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

ACES 2018 Conference: Hotel Reservation Deadline Extended to November 16th!

ACES 2018 will be hosted at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, only 9 minutes from the U.S. Capitol and 5 minutes from Reagan Washington National Airport. There are still rooms in the block, so don't delay!  To reserve your room, click here.

Wheeler North Reef Expansion Project Draft Subsequent EIR is available for public comment

Coastal engineering is the cornerstone of shoreline management in many coastal states and Florida may well lead the way.  In the "fluid" environment of the American shoreline, sustaining sandy shorelines or rebuilding marshes is a difficult and controversial challenge.  The right approach is rarely obvious or settled. Thankfully, ASPN has a show dedicated to the profession and a top-notch host to walk you through it all. Join Peter and Tyler to welcome to ASPN Michael Poff, host of the Podcast for Building Beaches Better (P4B^3).  Michael is a great pro, having worked on the American shoreline for more than 25 years and leads Coastal Engineering Consultants out of Naples, Florida. When it comes to coastal engineering, he knows the ropes. Click here for podcast.

California Coastal Commission: Announcing this year's amateur photo contest winners!

The winners of the 20th Annual California Ocean & Coastal Amateur Photography Contest have been chosen, and we invite you to enjoy their work. This contest was sponsored by the California Coastal Commission and the Thank You Ocean Campaign, with prizes generously provided by Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Chaminade Resort & Spa, and Rancho Bernardo Inn.  Click here to see the winners.

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.
Employment Opportunities

PhD opportunity in Rocky coast geomorphology and archaeology at Cardiff University

This opportunity, a fully funded 3.5 year NERC PhD Studentship opportunity at Cardiff University, is part of the NERC GW4 Doctoral Training Partnership where the successful PhD student would join the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University, supervised by Dr. Claire Earlie and Dr. David Thompson. The project also involves collaboration from Dr. Robin Shailand Dr Matthew Eyre at the University of Exeter (Falmouth campus).
The project will be largely field based, where the student will receive additional supervision from the CASE partner: Dr. Nick Holder, English Heritage at the historic site of Tintagel.  Click  here for more details.

Environmental Planner SANDAG San Diego, CA

Two Environmental Planning positions are available. One position will support the environmental review, monitoring, and reporting functions related to capital project implementation, and the second will support the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan. These are Limited-Term positions. The first review of applications will begin on Friday, November 9, 2018. When submitting your application, please identify which position you are applying for or if you would like to be considered for both positions. For more information, click 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.


Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON) 
Denver, Colorado
May 13-15, 2019
At ELEMCON, participants will discover the most current energy programs and initiatives in manufacturing, refining, transportation, warehousing, healthcare, hospitality, retailing, education, and other industries. Participants will leave the conference with an arsenal of tools and best practices to help increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and minimize impact on the environment.  ELEMCON is currently seeking Speaker & Session proposals for their 2019 conference.
Read the call for proposals here and submit by October 31. Use code YALE for 20% off registration. Register now.
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.

You have received this e-newsletter from the California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast™), a non-profit advocacy group comprised of 35 coastal cities; five counties; SANDAG, BEACON and SCAG; private sector partners and NGO's, committed to protecting and restoring California's coastline through beach sand restoration, increasing the flow of natural sediment, wetlands recovery, improved water quality, watershed management and the reduction of marine debris and plastic pollution. When possible, we try to post articles that are not protected by pay walls.  
Steven Aceti, JD
Executive Director,  
California Coastal Coalition

3110 Hataca Road | Carlsbad, CA 92009