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modern era with a total design overhaul. The upgraded site
launched yesterday: check
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ON THE HORIZON:
BPC Workshop Series 2013,
with likely Workshops in June, September,
October and November. Watch the webpage
for info and updates!
Please keep an eye out for the
BPC Membership Survey, coming to your inbox in early
We are eager to receive your feedback on how
BPC can best serve and represent you. Please set aside five
minutes to take the survey!
Welcome New Members!
This month, BPC is pleased to welcome the
following organizations to our membership:
Napa Yacht Club Home Owner's
We have a LOT of news to share with you
this month, so let's get right to it!
DECISION MAKERS CONFERENCE
The DMC has been
The 26th Annual Bay Planning
Coalition Decision Makers Conference, "Fueling California's
Economic Engine & Jobs: The Importance of Trade to
Northern California," will be held on
Friday, May 3rd,
the *New and Improved* Pavilion at Scott's
Jack London Square, Oakland.
The 2013 DMC
will focus on issues surrounding the movement of goods into
and out of our region via ports, airports, railways and
Registration is Open and Sponsorship
Opportunities are available!
We'd like you to
New BPC Intern Josh Trotter!
graduate from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin) with a
B.A. in Geology, Josh has extensive coursework in Physics and
Environmental Science, and has field experience in the U.S.
Midwest, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
professional geologist/environmental scientist, Josh is eager
to learn the ins and outs of the industries involved with
He's currently on the job hunt, searching
for the right fit.
Josh is an avid outdoor enthusiast and
hiker, and is already in love with the Bay Area landscape.
You can reach Josh by phone or in person at the BPC
office M,T,Th,F from 11-4. Otherwise, he'll be hiking in black
toe shoes up in the Berkeley Hills.
His email is
month, BPC's Newsletter will highlight one of our members,
helping to spread the word about the work and interests of our
diverse membership base.
has helped clients manage their most demanding health and
environmental challenges. Our interdisciplinary network of
more than 1000 consultants operates from over 85 offices in 19
countries. Clients around the world benefit from our unique
ability to bring clarity to the intersection of science,
business and policy. Port and Marine Operations
ENVIRON assists clients in all manner of
port and maritime-related environmental projects from risk
management and compliance monitoring to complex engineering
Our services include:
ENVIRON Staff Highlights
- Landside development and operations: air quality
management, site investigation and remediation, carbon and
energy strategy and management, environmental planning,
environmental noise assessment, flood risk, permitting,
environmental management and ecology.
- Marine side: dredged material assessment
management/planning and mitigation planning/ implementation,
sediment management and remediation, water quality
monitoring, habitat restoration and fisheries protection.
- Shipping and logistics: operational health and
safety, environmental management, water and wastewater
management, carbon and energy management.
ENVIRON Principal Dr.
has worked in the Bay Area for more
than 15 years and has a longstanding relationship with the
BPC. Doug worked with the BPC in the effort to develop a Bay
Area Seaport emissions inventory for water and shore-based
equipment and vehicles at the Ports of San Francisco, Redwood
City, Richmond and Benicia. In his new role as Managing
Principal of ENVIRON’s Northern California operations, he
would like to welcome two new Principals to ENVIRON’s
maritime-services team—Dr. David Moore and Scott D. Warner.
has worked as a consulting hydrogeologist
and environmental remediation specialist since 1987 and is a
California Professional Geologist, Certified Hydrogeologist
and Certified Engineering Geologist. Scott is a leading
national and international expert in sustainable and passive
groundwater remediation methods. He has worked on projects
throughout the US and in Europe and South America, and has
provided litigation and expert witness services in the areas
of hydrogeology and environmental remediation.
has been active with the Bay Planning Coalition for more than
10 years and currently serves as the BPC President. He has
been a director with the organization for several years and
was the 2011 Outstanding Member of the Year. Scott’s interest
lies in pursuing BPC’s mission to promote a strong mutual and
balanced existence between the built and natural environmental
assets of the bay and environs, particularly within the
context of variability and changes to hydrologic, climatic and
economic conditions. Dr. David
has supported the USACE San Francisco
District, the Ports of Richmond, San Francisco,
Oakland and Redwood City, and various other Bay Area
private and municipal clients on dredging and dredged material
management issues for over 25 years. His expertise in
ecotoxicology, ecological risk assessment and management of
sediment and water resources is recognized in the scientific
and regulatory communities worldwide. David is currently
serving on a technical advisory group examining confounding
factors potentially affecting sediment toxicity studies in San
Francisco Bay and has provided recent support to the LTMS as a
private consultant developing 3-D images of suspended sediment
plumes associated with different dredging
ENVIRON’s staff includes many senior
professionals with maritime services experience.
more information about ENVIRON and its services and
practitioners, contact Doug at +1 415 796 1932 or