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The California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast)  is a non-profit advocacy group comprised of 35 coastal cities; five counties; SANDAG, BEACON and SCAG; private sector partners and NGOs, committed to protecting and restoring California's coastline through beach sand restoration, increasing the flow of natural sediment to the coast, wetlands recovery, improved water quality, watershed management and the reduction of marine debris and plastic pollution.

CalCoast has sponsored or supported legislation, budget requests and bond measures (Propositions 12, 13, 40, 50 and 84) that have raised billions of dollars in state and federal funding for beaches, wetlands, clean water and parks. In 1999, we sponsored the California Public Beach Restoration Act (AB 64-Ducheny), which created the state’s first fund for beach nourishment projects.
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Editor's Notes - April 24, 2015

by Steve Aceti on 04/24/15

CalCoast has been working with the League of California Cities Coastal Issues Group (CCIG), the Natural Resources Agency, California Coastal Commission (CCC), State Coastal Conservancy, State Lands Commission, the Water Boards, USC Sea Grant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Connected Issue, local government and the private sector on a symposium to be held in San Diego (May 26-28, Bahia Hotel, Mission Bay, San Diego) that will focus on sea level rise and climate change in the context of LCPs, General Plans, and EIRs, as well as the availability of grants, implementation, storm water permits, and related issues.    

 

Conference registration is only $350 (early registration rate that expires May 8) and may be done online here. The hotel has given us an incredibly low rate of only $125 per night (also expires May 8) and reservations may be made online here. The agenda for this symposium/workshop is available here.    

 

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS: The symposium organizers are seeking sponsors and exhibitors. For more information, call Steve Aceti, executive director of the California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast) at (760) 612-3564, or send an email message to graciepwilson@gmail.com. Also, please let us know if you have any "swag" or handouts for a reusable shopping bag that will be given to each registrant.   

 

We hope to see you in San Diego for this informative and state-of-the-art symposium/workshop!

Editor's Notes - April 17, 2015

by Steve Aceti on 04/17/15

CalCoast has been working with the League of California Cities Coastal Issues Group (CCIG), the Natural Resources Agency, California Coastal Commission (CCC), State Coastal Conservancy, State Lands Commission, the Water Boards, USC Sea Grant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Connected Issue, local government and the private sector on a symposium to be held in San Diego (May 26-28, Bahia Hotel, Mission Bay, San Diego) that will focus on sea level rise and climate change in the context of LCPs, General Plans, and EIRs, as well as the availability of grants, implementation, storm water permits, and related issues.

 

Conference registration is only $350 (early registration rate that expires May 1) and may be done in online here. The hotel has given us an awesome rate of only $125 per night (also expires May 1) and reservations may be made online here. The agenda for this symposium/workshop is available here.

 

We hope to see you in San Diego for this informative and state-of-the-art symposium/workshop!
 

Editor's Notes - April 10, 2015

by Steve Aceti on 04/10/15

Yesterday, this writer testified before Senate Budget Subcommittee #2 (natural resources and water) in support of funding in the governor's proposed budget for the state's Public Beach Restoration Program (PBRP), which was created in 1999 via legislation co-sponsored by the California Shore & Beach Preservation Association (CSBPA) and CalCoast.  

 

We are glad to report that the funding was approved and we wish to thank Senators Wolk (Chair), Pavley and Nielson (Vice Chair) for their support, as well as subcommittee staff, agency staff, CalCoast local government members, and Jonathan Clay of Carpi & Clay. The PBRP's budget will be heard next Wednesday in Assembly Budget Subcommittee #3. If you would like to submit a letter of support to the committee, please contact us and we'll send you a draft letter to work from.

COASTAL CITIES AND CONSULTANTS - JOIN US IN SAN DIEGO!

by Steve Aceti on 03/27/15

The issues of climate change and sea level rise have emerged so quickly that the practice of how to respond to them can cause confusion about what is required, what solutions will work, and how to fund or implement new practices.  This symposium is designed to hear from the experts and then workshop through the information with attendees in real time to inform the next phase of response. To do this, we are bringing the different sides of this process into one room to walk through the overall process together and discuss the opportunities, constraints and best strategies for coastal cities and consultants. We will begin the conference with an opening plenary from the Coastal Commission to inform and set the context for dialog throughout the conference. As described below, the symposium includes a workshop the last morning and the every presentation has been set up to allow for at least 30 minutes for participant Q&A.  

 

CalCoast has been working with the League of California Cities Coastal Issues Group (CCIG), USC Sea Grant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the California Coastal Commission, State Lands Commission, NOAA,  the State Coastal Conservancy, and Connected Issue, l ocal government and the private sector on a symposium to be held in San Diego (May 26-28, Bahia Hotel, Mission Bay, San Diego) that will focus on sea level rise (SLR) and climate change in the context of LCPs, General Plans, and EIRs, as well as the availability of grants, implementation, storm water permits, and related issues.

 

THE PROGRAM The purpose of this symposium/workshop is to help coastal cities and consultants by clarifying what's required to plan for SLR and climate change in the face of changing guidances, conflicting studies and various SLR models. Attendees will hear the latest on grants, which guidances to follow, how to prepare LCPs, EIRs, LCP updates, General Plan updates, storm water permit applications, etc. that incorporate SLR and climate change. We will also discuss existing regulations and guidances, as well as proposed legislation, litigation, regulations and guidances (state and federal).  

 

Interest in the symposium/workshop has been so great that it only took us two weeks to fill out the program with great speakers. Tuesday (26th) will begin at 10:00 am with a two-hour plenary session being planned by CCC staff. Tuesday's luncheon keynote speaker will be Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer of the State Coastal Conservancy. Wednesday (27th), the luncheon keynote speaker will be Dr. Charles Lester, Executive Director of the CCC, and Thursday's luncheon keynote address will be given by Dr. Jerry Schubel, CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific. Thursday will feature a workshop for coastal cities and consultants to review symposium highlights, strategize on next steps, and discuss action items moving forward.

 

THE HOTEL The symposium/workshop will be held at the Bahia Hotel on Mission Bay, San Diego, California. We negotiated an awesome rate of only $125 per night for hotel rooms. The hotel is on Mission Bay and only a few blocks from Mission Beach. Guest rooms and meeting space at the Bahia were recently renovated. 


SPONSORS and EXHIBITORS We are seeking sponsors and exhibitors for the symposium. For more information, Call Steve Aceti, executive director of the California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast), at (760) 612-3564, or send an email message to graciepwilson@gmail.com

Editor's Notes - March 6, 2015

by Steve Aceti on 03/06/15

JOIN US IN SAN DIEGO! CalCoast has been working with the League of California Cities Coastal Issues Group, USC Sea Grant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, state agencies, consultants and local government on a symposium in San Diego (May 26-28, Bahia Hotel, Mission Bay, San Diego) that will focus on sea level rise (SLR) and climate change in the context of LCPs, General Plan Updates, grants, implementation, storm water permits, and other related issues. The purpose of the conference is to help local governments and consultants by clarifying what's required to plan for SLR and climate change in the face of changing guidances, and conflicting studies. Attendees will also hear the latest on grants. We'll also discuss which guidances to follow, how to prepare LCPs, EIRs, LCP updates, General Plan updates, storm water permit applications, etc. that incorporate SLR and climate change. We will also discuss existing regulations and guidances, as well as proposed regulations and guidances (state and federal).

THE PROGRAM The symposium/workshop will be at the Bahia Hotel on Mission Bay, San Diego, California. We negotiated an awesome rate for the hotel rooms and meeting space and it only took us two weeks to fill out the program with great speakers. Tuesday (26th), the luncheon keynote speaker will be Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer at the State Coastal Conservancy and we have been working with staff for Mary Nichols, chair of the ARB, on Wednesday's luncheon keynote address. We are putting gthe final touches to a website for hotel and conference registrations. We'll let everyone know when the website is active.

SPONORS and EXHIBITORS We are seeking sponsors and exhibitors for the conference. For more information, Call Steve Aceti, executive director of the California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast), at (760) 612-3564 or send an email message to steveaceti@calcoast.org.

See you in San Diego - you'll be glad you attended this symposium!

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