Tide Rising, a new quarterly newsletter from the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society

by Ceal Craig

Tide Rising: Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2019

Tide Rising: Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2019.

The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is happy to publish the first issue of its new, digital-only newsletter, Tide Rising: Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2019.

This newsletter issue is the result of a transition of ownership of the historic Tideline newsletter, published for many years jointly by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society. From now on, the Tide Rising quarterly newsletter will be published by San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society, with input from the same knowledgeable group of people who contributed in the past.

In our first newsletter, we reflect on partnerships and how important they are to us. For over 25 years, the Society has partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to publish Tideline. Times have changed, and, while our commitment to the USFWS partnership remains strong, constraints have compelled us to split up the duties of communication.

If you were on the previous Tideline email distribution list, you will now receive monthly emails about programs and special events directly from the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

The Society’s new newsletter, Tide Rising, will publish quarterly articles about animals, habitats, restoration efforts, people (volunteers and staff), research, and Society efforts. It will be sent using Constant Contact via email if you have signed up for it (we cannot use the USFWS distribution list). In addition, you will be able download a printable Acrobat file from the Society website.

In each issue, we will share information from other partners as well as new ideas and opportunities for partnerships. Look for articles from our sister Friends organization, Friends of the San Pablo Bay NWR, highlighting volunteers and FWS staff, as well as providing information about advocacy.

In this issue:

  • Learn about the San Pablo NWR from Meg Marriott, USFWS Wildlife Biologist
  • Tracy Flor Figueroa shares news about the Salinas River NWR
  • How to support the Refuge: Giving Tuesday!
  • #OptOutside on Black Friday
  • How volunteers make a difference. (International Volunteer Day is on December 5.)

Let us know what you think of our first issue of Tide Rising. The newsletter is a work-in-progress. If you can help (editing, articles, etc.) reach out to newsletter[at]sfbws[dot]com and enter “VOLUNTEER” in the subject line of your email.

Thanks for reading!

Cecilia (Ceal) D. Craig, PhD
President, SFBWS Board of Directors