This "workshop" was held in Oakland at 1515 Clay St. the afternoon of May 23, 2013. Notice:
he State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), in cooperation with Metropolitan
Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments
(ABAG), is pleased to issue a call for proposals for the Priority
Conservation Area Program. This pilot program focuses on the Priority
Conservation Areas (PCAs) in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San
Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. The call for proposals, attached, is
also available at Letters of Interest will be due from eligible
applicants July 19, 2013. MTC has made
$5 million of federal funds available which will be combined with
additional funding provided by SCC.

The goal of the PCA Program is to support Plan Bay Area by preserving and
enhancing the natural, economic and social value of rural lands amidst
growing population across the Bay Area, for residents and businesses.
These values include globally unique ecosystems, productive agricultural
lands, recreational opportunities, healthy fisheries, and climate
protection (mitigation and adaptation), among others. Proposed projects
should protect or enhance resource areas or habitats, provide or enhance
bicycle and pedestrian access to open space/parkland resources, or support
the agricultural economy of the region.

Two public workshops will be held to provide prospective applicants with
an overview of the Plan Bay Area PCA Grant Program and to answer
May 20, 2013, 1pm to 3 pm
Mountain View Community Center
201 South Rengstorff Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040

May 23, 2013, 1 pm to 3 pm
Oakland State Building, Room 11
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Laura Thompson
Bay Trail Project Manager
Association of Bay Area Governments
101 Eighth Street
Oakland, CA 94607
p. 510-464-7935
f. 510-433-5535

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