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News from the Bay Planning Coalition: February 2013 Newsletter

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    News from the Bay Planning Coalition: February 2013 NewsletterAhoy Members and Friends, It was good to see and chat with the Bay Planning Coalition s Executive
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      News from the Bay Planning Coalition: February 2013 Newsletter
      Ahoy Members and Friends,
       
      It was good to see and chat with the Bay Planning Coalition's Executive Director John Coleman along with his Senior Administrative Assistant Ariel Stephens at the California Maritime Leadership Symposium in Sacramento February 20 - 21. Former Executive Director Ellen Joslin Johnck was there too.
       
      Both John and Ellen are Pacific Merchant Marine Council Directors; we appreciate their support and we are glad to be affiliated with the Coalition. To see who the council is keeping company with check out http://bayplanningcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/BPC-Membership-Packet-2013.pdf.
       
      They are excited about the Coalition's big move this weekend to new office digs in Oakland. All the best - moving is never easy. Suspect once ensconced, there will be the equivalent of a house warming party. An office warming party?
       
      They are excited and proud of their website http://bayplanningcoalition.org. I like it too but then I have always appreciated the website. It is an excellent source of reliable information within the Coalition's realm.
       
      It's not too early to start thinking about attending the Coalition's Decision Makers Conference in Oakland, Friday, May 3.
       
       
      DECISION MAKERS CONFERENCE 2013:

      The 26th Annual Bay Planning Coalition Decision Makers Conference
      "Fueling California's Economic Engine & Jobs: The Importance of Trade to Northern California"
      Friday, May 3, 2013 ~ 8:00am - 6:00pm
      The Pavilion at Scott's Seafood in 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 highways.

      Registration is Open and Sponsorship Opportunities are available!

       

      As before the council will be an in-kind conference sponsor. So... you who are engaged in freight or simply care about the economic prosperity of the region, register to attend. Use the BPC Member registration price. Three hundred attendees are anticipated.
       
      Heave Ho,
       
      Phelps
       

       
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      BIG NEWS!

      We're Moving!

      As of March 1, find us at:

      1970 Broadway,
      Suite 940
      Oakland, CA 94612

      Phone:
      (510)-768-8310



      WEBSITE UPDATE

         The BPC website is entering the modern era with a total design overhaul. The upgraded site launched yesterday: check it out, and let us know what you think!


      ON THE HORIZON:

      BPC Workshop Series 2013,
      with likely Workshops in June, September, October and November.  Watch the webpage for info and updates!



      Member Survey

      Members!
      Please keep an eye out for the BPC Membership Survey, coming to your inbox in early March. 
      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:
      CoxWoottonGriffinHansenPoulos

      napa yacht club HOA
      Napa Yacht Club Home Owner's Association


      Not a member yet?

      join us



      Hello Phelps


      We have a LOT of news to share with you this month, so let's get right to it!


      DECISION MAKERS CONFERENCE 2013:

           The DMC has been announced! 
      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, 2013 at
       the *New and Improved* Pavilion at Scott's Seafood in
      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 highways.

      Registration is Open and Sponsorship Opportunities are available!


      We'd like you to meet...

      Josh Trotter New BPC Intern Josh Trotter!
      A recent 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.
      An aspiring professional geologist/environmental scientist, Josh is eager to learn the ins and outs of the industries involved with earth sciences.
      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 bpcintern@...


      MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:

      Every 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.

      This month:
      ENVIRON

      About ENVIRON

      Since 1982, ENVIRON 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 Services

      ENVIRON assists clients in all manner of port and maritime-related environmental projects from risk management and compliance monitoring to complex engineering design projects.

      Our services include:
      • 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 Staff Highlights

      Doug Daugherty ENVIRON Principal Dr. Douglas Daugherty 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.

      Scott Warner 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.

      Scott 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.

      david mooreDr. David Moore 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 technologies. 

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      ENVIRON’s staff includes many senior professionals with maritime services experience.
      For more information about ENVIRON and its services and practitioners, contact Doug at +1 415 796 1932 or ddaugherty@....
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