Developing Grant Applications for SGMA Groundwater Funding

Dudek’s Jane Gray is hosting a webinar Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. to discuss developing competitive grant applications for the California Department of Water Resources’ upcoming round of funding for sustainable groundwater management projects. The 45-minute webinar and Q&A session will help groundwater sustainability agencies learn about: the importance of being strategic about category…

Groundwater Sustainability Plans Require 8 Areas of Expertise

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires all groundwater basins designated as medium or high priority to develop a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to achieve sustainable management by 2040-2042. Basin priorities are assigned by the California Department of Water Resources based on multiple factors, including population, land use, and basin conditions. Low or very low…

Four Environmental Restoration Projects Win Awards

The Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) and the American Public Works Association (APWA) recognized four environmental restoration projects for excellence that Dudek performed for the City of Carlsbad and Lakeside River Park Conservancy. AEP recognized our work preparing enviornmental technical studies for the City of San Diego’s Pure Water Program (PWP) programmatic environmental impact report (PEIR).   As one…

Complying With CEQA’s VMT Threshold For Transportation

The passage of California Senate Bill (SB) 743 introduced vehicle miles traveled (VMT) as the new recommended threshold for transportation impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, eliminating level of service (LOS) as a CEQA threshold. The City of Pasadena (City) was among the first to update its CEQA thresholds in 2014.  The…

Tips for Infill Battery Energy Storage Permitting

Powin Energy’s 2-megawatt (MW)/8-MW-hour battery energy storage system (BESS) recently went online fewer than six months after the project was awarded, marking an energy industry first for the speed of manufacturing, installing, and commissioning of an asset of this size on a distribution feeder.

Urban Forestry 2018 Grants Now Open

Now’s the time to begin 2018 grant application preparations for CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry Program Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, which provides funding for urban forestry projects for cities, counties, districts, and non-profit organizations. Awarded funding may be applied to projects including, but not limited to: Urban tree plans that include coordination of local…

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