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www.sfei.org   •   October  •   2019
Dear Colleagues,

This October offers an unprecedented number of opportunities to see estuary science in action. For SFEI, the month begins on October 2nd with a huge event, the Microplastics Symposium, which will bring together scientists, regulators, environmental interests, and policy makers to share state-of-the-art information on microplastic pollution in the Bay and beyond. This is all in service of proposing durable solutions.

We then move to the RMP Annual Meeting and Pulse of the Bay report on October 10th. They will be examining closely the pathways that pollutants take on their way to the Bay.

Finally, the State of the Estuary Conference and report will advance our understanding of the current status and trends associated with key indicators of estuary health, while also convening our major partners in an effort to advance our knowledge in related areas.

Clearly, October is "Estuary Month" for SFEI and our many colleagues. We hope that you will join us for one or more of these key events!

Sincerely,


Executive Director
San Francisco Estuary Institute

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Symposium: Science and Solutions for Microplastic Pollution

The San Francisco Estuary Institute and the 5 Gyres Institute have completed a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive regional study of microplastic pollution of a major urban estuary and adjacent ocean environment.

On October 2, join scientists, policy makers, and change leaders for a day of science-informed recommendations and solutions to microplastic pollution. Registration for this symposium is free; however, there are very few seats remaining. We cannot accommodate walk-ins. Alternatively, webinar access is available (registration required).

Get actionable scientific information, tools, and recommendations to aid your efforts to reduce plastic pollution in the Bay Area, California, and around the globe. Science and solutions reports and other materials will be publicly available on October 2.

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RMP Annual Meeting and Pulse of the Bay Report

The latest Pulse of the Bay report will be released at the RMP Annual Meeting on October 10 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.  The theme of the report and the Meeting is “Pollutant Pathways.” The report features articles on the four main pollutant pathways to the Bay: municipal wastewater, industrial wastewater, stormwater, and dredged material management. Regulators, dischargers, and scientists contributed to the articles and will share their perspectives at the Annual Meeting. The Meeting will also a presentation on SFEI’s Adaptation Atlas, a science-based framework for developing adaptation strategies that are appropriate for the diverse shoreline of the Bay and that take advantage of natural processes.

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SFEI provides science leadership and support for The State of the Estuary conference and report

This year, SFEI provided scientific leadership and technical support for the State of the Estuary Report, which focuses on the ties between social and ecological resilience for our estuary. SFEI staff also were instrumental is organizing State of the Estuary conference sessions relating to the report, contaminants of emerging concern, nutrients, sediment, and urban greening.

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