Citizens' Committee to Complete the Refuge

Working for the protection of Bay Area wetlands

Advocacy Activity

6000+ volunteer hours

The content of this section is optimized for viewing by project area relative to the distinct counties of the Bay Area. You can view the original format by type of action in our 2016-2017 Annual Save Wetlands Newsletter by clicking here.
 

6000+ volunteer hours

The content of this section is optimized for viewing by project area relative to the distinct counties of the Bay Area. You can view the original format by type of action in our 2016-2017 Annual Save Wetlands Newsletter by clicking here.
 

The East Bay

 
• Area 4 in Newark: Sustained post-lawsuit vigilance on City actions through revised EIR and General Plan
 
• Carnegie SVRA/ Tesla Park in Alameda County: Extreme special status species habitat destruction

• Collier Creek Mitigation Bank Proposal in Alameda County: CCCR contributed feedback and comment

Newark Slough Mitigation Bank Proposal: CCCR contributed feedback and comment

Niles Canyon Projects, CalTrans in Alameda County: CCCR contributed feedback and comment 
 

The Peninsula

  
• Marina Center Project in Foster City: With community, stopped project and extensive mudflat impacts
 
• Ravenswood Triangle & University Avenue wetlands in Menlo Park: Submitted revisons to General and Area Plans

• Drone Ban Ordinance in Menlo Park: Drones banned in Bedwell Bayfront Park, adjoining the Refuge

• CCCR served as Menlo Park Stakeholder and on Bayfront Bedwell Park Master Plan Oversight Committee 

• Byxbee Park in Palo Alto: Ballot-approved park change dropped when organic waste shipped to San Jose

• 557 East Bayshore Road Project (previously the Century 12 site) in Redwood City: Sustained oversight for potential impacts to Bair Island

• Cargill-owned ponds in Redwood City: Sustained agency contact and situation monitoring

• Inner Harbor Specific Plan in Redwood City: Extensive comments to the DEIR 

• Levee vegetation removal in Redwood City: At several sites we identified endangered species and wetland violations
 
• Oracle Design Tech High School Project in Redwood City: Belmont Slough endangered species impacts

Redwood City: Sustained oversight on Marina permit non-compliance issues

• Facebook Expansion Project in San Mateo County: Negotiation of permit language to protect snowy plovers on Pond R3 and consultation regarding Pedestrian/Bike bridge
 

San Francisco

  
• Friends of the Estuary Board Member: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards
 
• San Francisco Estuary Partnership Implementation Committee: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards 
 

The South Bay

  
Alviso Neighborhood Community Meetings: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards
 
• Upper Berryessa Creek Flood Reduction Project in Milpitas: Outdated design and inadequate mitigation 

• Google Projects in Mountain View: Sustained oversight of the Charleston Retention Basin; Charleston Rd @ Shoreline Blvd., "Charleston East", BayView, Google Bay Trail Improvements, Landings Campus Concept

Mountain View: Revisions to the North of Bayshore Precise Plan (would allow adding 10,000 housing units) 

• Cilker Ranch Project in San Jose: Proposal along lower Coyote  Creek, near bird-banding field station

• Residence Inn & Fairfield Suites Hotel in San Jose: Alviso Slough by Refuge, approved without mitigation 
 
• Riparian and Bird-safe Design Policy Update for City of San Jose 

• San Jose Environmental Services Division, Environmental Community Group Representative: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards 

• TopGolf at Terra in San Jose: Golf entertainment range with 170' high net, next to lower Guadalupe River

• Creek/riparian encroachment in Santa Clara County/SCVWD: Residential use of publicly-owned lands

• Lower Penetencia Creek Project in Santa Clara County: Sustained oversight on water quality and special-status species

• Santa Clara Valley Conservation Council: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards

• Santa Clara Valley Water District: Potable Water Reuse; OneWater Watershed Master Plan: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards

• SFEI Visioning Project in Santa Clara County: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards related to Calabasas Creek/San Thomas Creek/Pond A8 integration
 

Projects Affecting Multiple Bay Area Regions

 
• ACEForward/San Joaquin Rail Commission: 4+ miles double track, UPRR expansion in Refuge lands
 
• Adapting to Rising Tides: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards

• Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Update: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards
 
• BCDC Rising Sea Level Workshops: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards 
 
• Clean Water Act permit non-compliance issues throughout lands held by the Refuge

• CCCR Hosted Wildlife Agency & Environmental Groups Meeting on regional endangered species topics
 
• Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan, San Francisco Bay Estuary: CCCR contributed feedback and comment
 
• Dumbarton Corridor Feasibility Study, Palo Alto General Plan/Transportation Element: Plans to build in Refuge

• East Bay Regional Conservation Investment Strategy: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards
 
• Facebook Environmental Community Group Representative, Corporate Real Estate Planning: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards

• Google Ecology Club Member, Corporate Real Estate Planning: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards

• Resilient by Design: CCCR served as "Local Leader" speakers for tours at various locations

• San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Management Board: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards

• San Francisquito Creek SF Bay to 101 Flood Reduction Project in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County: Monitored actions launching the project 

• Shoreline Advocacy Workshop: CCCR contributed as facilitator, stakeholder andor representative in meetings and/or boards 

• South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: Sustained oversight and comment on Phase 2 EIR/S (West/South Bay and Eden Landing documents)
 

State and Federal Level

 
• California Wetlands and Riparian Area Protection Policy: Stakeholder contributor

• Draft Recovery Plan for Central California tiger Salamander: CCCR contributed feedback and comment

• United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nationwide Permits and Regional Conditions: CCCR contributed feedback and comment