This represents the past archive of any past meetings that might convene stakeholders, policy makers, researchers, or the general public on matters related to the South Bay Salt Ponds restoration. If you would like to see the current meetings, view our main Meetings & Events page.

Stakeholder Forum

Screenshot of Zoom meeting participants
Last meeting date: 2023

More than 70 members of the Stakeholder Forum and the public participated in this periodic public meeting to inform and dialogue about the Restoration Project's latest construction work and science.  
The event began with a half-hour pre-meeting mixer for casual conversation. The formal portion of the meeting took place from 9:30 a.m. to Noon, ending with an optional open house to allow time for… Read More

Stakeholder Forum 11-3-21 recording screenshot
Last meeting date: 2021

This November virtual public meeting of the Stakeholder Forum provided an opportunity for members of the Forum and the public to learn and dialogue about Project progress, science, funding, and other restoration-related topics.

Stakeholder Forum
Last meeting date: 2017

Here you can access records from Stakeholder Forum and early Project planning meetings, from 2003 to 2017. The Stakeholder Forum is the principal public advisory body to the Restoration Project.

Alviso Ponds & Santa Clara County Working Group

Habitat Evolution Continues. Photos by Cris Benton
Last meeting date: 2012

June 21, 2012 Meeting
Meeting purpose: Present Shoreline Study partners’ tentatively selected plan for Alviso-area flood risk management (including levee alignments), ecosystem restoration and public trails, and gather input.

Eden Landing Working Group

Draft EIR
Last meeting date: 2018

 Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge 3rd Floor Auditorium1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont, CA 

USGS Map, Research by Ruth Askevold, SFEI
Last meeting date: 2011

This Working Group is being convened as a subcommittee of the Lower Alameda Creek Stewardship Committee, an ongoing group that advises the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.

Ravenswood Working Group

Ravenswood Phase 1 map
Last meeting date: 2011

Phase 1 of the SBSP project in the Ravenswood ponds focuses on opening up some salt ponds to the bay, and on possible expansion to and improvement of public access. Simultaneously, the Shoreline Study is will be developing and examining the feasibility of developing detailed plans for ecosystem restoration and the long-term flood protection levees, and other flood protection improvements.

Other Public Meetings & Workshops

Collection of stakeholder images
Last meeting date: 2011

Special Public Meetings and Public Workshops

Meeting presentation for local government forum
Last meeting date: 2006

January 4th, 2006 Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
City of Sunnyvale
Council Chambers, City Hall
456 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA [map]

Science-Related Meetings

Photo Credit: Julie Kitzenberger
Last meeting date: 2022

Learn about the science that undergirds the Restoration Project at our 2-day Symposium, featuring up-to-date presentations and discussion on tidal marsh and pond restoration, waterbirds, sediment,  exciting collaborations and more.

Map of the SBSP
Last meeting date: 2006

The National Science Panel spearheaded the concept of a design charette to lay out a long-term vision that can guide the project over several decades, and bring existing experience to bear on both the identification of important research issues and opportunities for early restoration successes.

SOE Image
Last meeting date: 2017

Outstanding Environmental Project Award!
Project managers are proud to have received the Friends of the Estuary Outstanding Environmental Project award at this year’s conference for our Phase 1 habitat and recreation work. The ten years of work improved 3,750 acres of habitat and created 7 miles of new trails, among other recreation improvements. As a result, endangered species and native fish… Read More

Bay-Delta Science Conference 2010 Flyer
Last meeting date: 2010

Overview of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (PDF)
Sediment flux in the southern reach of San Francisco Bay: Implications for habitat restoration (PDF)
Using Remote Sensing to Map the Evolution of Marsh Vegetation in the South Bay of San Francisco (PDF)
Sediment Dynamics at the Island Ponds: Indications from Early Salt Pond Restoration (PDF)
Will Restoration Cause Loss of Mudflats in… Read More

No event image available
Last meeting date: 2008

Summary of the Public Access and Wildlife Workshop
Public Access and Wildlife Introduction
Evens Talk on Waterfowl
Trulio Talk on Shorebirds
Lafferty Talk on Snowy Plovers

2008 SBSS Flyer
Last meeting date: 2008

Thank you to our Science Symposium organizers and sponsors:
State Coastal Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S. Geological Survey, Department of Environmental Studies, the College of Social Sciences, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library staff at San Jose State University, Resource Legacy Fund

Bird being cleaned
Last meeting date: 2011

News Coverage
Mercury News
KQED Radio

2006 SBSS banner
Last meeting date: 2006

2006 Science Symposium Synopses (PDF)
Program (PDF)
Speaker Presentations
Abstracts of Speaker Presentations (PDF)

Symposium Photo, Photo Credit: Young Landis
Last meeting date: 2013

10 Year Anniversary Science Tribute Video (15 minutes)

No event image available
Last meeting date: 2012

This South Bay Salt Pond Restoration (SBSPR) Project annual meeting seeks to bring all researchers up to date on latest studies/results, foster collaboration among researchers, seek ideas for funding for science/applied studies, and foster direct dialogue between researchers and managers on proposed management actions.

No event image available
Last meeting date: 2011

This seminar was targeted toward researchers and scientists working in the south San Francisco Bay to better understand NOAA CO-OPS vertical datums information. Marti Ikehara, the CA State Geodetic Advisor for NOAA/NOS/NGS presented the seminar. The seminar was 2 hours and interactive with questions and answers. The purpose of the seminar was for researchers and scientists to have a clear… Read More

Computer History Museum Full Exterior
Last meeting date: 2015

The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project’s Biennial Science Symposium was held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

State of the Estuary 2013 Banner
Last meeting date: 2013

11th Biennial State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference