The Board of Directors of the Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration (CEMAR) has concluded that 2016 will be CEMAR’s last year of operations. When CEMAR’s founder and Executive Director Andrew Gunther announced his intention in 2015 to step down as of June 30, 2016, the Board of Directors determined that several other CEMAR staff were also planning professional transitions. The Board decided that such a significant loss of key staff made it unlikely that CEMAR would be able to maintain the quality and effectiveness of our operations.
We are proud of our programmatic accomplishments and the collaborative relationships we have created, and how we have demonstrated the value of scientific knowledge in pursuit of the sustainable management of coastal ecosystems. This website will continue to be maintained into the future so that regional practitioners can access the information it contains.
What's New at CEMAR
Clean and Healthy Bay Measure on June Ballot
The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority voted to place the San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention, and Habitat Restoration Program, known as the Clean and Healthy Bay Ballot Measure, on the June 2016 ballot in all nine Bay Area counties. Passage of the measure will require approval by 2/3 of the total voters casting ballots cumulatively across all nine Bay Area counties in the June 2016 election. The measure would raise $500 million over 20 years to fund critical Bay restoration and flood protection projects. For more information go to: https://www.savesfbay.org/secure/restore
Restored Wetlands and the Floods in Our Future
CEMAR’s Executive Director Andrew Gunther published an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle (October 26, 2015) regarding the importance of wetlands restoration as flood protection for the Bay Area.
Letter to the Editor Published
The San Francisco Chronicle published a letter to the editor from CEMAR’s Executive Director Andrew Gunther in response to a op-ed promoting the opinion that those seeking action on climate change are part of a religious orthodoxy. Read the letter.