Safe to Eat Workgroup Meetings

All meetings are virtual and open to the public unless otherwise noticed in the announcement. Registration is required for meetings henceforth; registration information is provided below and in each agenda. After registering, registrants will receive an email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Workgroup is open to having in-person and/or hybrid meetings if member agencies are willing to lend resources to facilitate and host the meeting.

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Long-term Monitoring Priorities Assessment Process – Goals

  • Hear from Bioaccumulation Monitoring community: What are your data, information, and/or monitoring priorities over the coming years and how could the Program and STEW support?
  • Discuss how we can most effectively use our SWAMP Bioaccumulation Monitoring Program funds and leverage other monitoring efforts and partnerships.

Ways to provide feedback during the Long-term Monitoring Priorities Assessment

  • Tribes / Agencies / Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) interested in presenting the long-term monitoring priorities assessment discussions - email anna.holder@waterboards.ca.gov the following by Jan 1, 2024:
    • Notification of interest in presenting in discussions, and how you would like to share information (e.g. External Partner Template or other format)
    • A day/time your representative will be able to present the priorities at an upcoming STEW Meeting:
      • Wed. Jan. 31, 2024 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT), OR 
      • Wed. Feb. 28, 2024 (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm PT)
  • If you are unable to present but would still like to provide feedback - please complete the Bioaccumulation Monitoring Priorities Survey by Mar 1, 2024.
  • Attend and participate in upcoming Long-term Monitoring Priorities Assessment & STEW Meetings; Join the STEW email list to stay informed and receive updates.

2024  | 2023  |  2022  |  2021  |  2020  |  2019  |  2018  |  2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008

Registration is required for meetings henceforth; registration information is provided below and in each agenda. After registering, registrants will receive an email containing information about joining the meeting.
* Attendee can register for all regular STEW meetings at one time

2024

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Oct 30, 2024
Remote Attendance Only
 
Jul 31, 2024
Remote Attendance Only

 

 
Apr 24, 2024
Remote Attendance Only

 

 
Apr 17, 2024
Remote Attendance Only

Focused on 2024 Long-term Monitoring Priorities Assessment presentation of priorities & next steps

 
Mar 27, 2024
Remote Attendance Only

Focused on 2024 Long-term Monitoring Priorities Assessment reflection, synthesis, and priority setting

 
Feb 28, 2024
Remote Attendance Only

Focused on 2024 Long-term Monitoring Priorities Assessment Tribe / Agency / CBO presentations

Jan 31, 2024
Remote Attendance Only

Including 2024 Long-term Monitoring Priorities Assessment Tribe / Agency / CBO presentations

Jan 24, 2024
Remote Attendance Only

Focused on 2024 Long-term Monitoring Priorities Assessment Water Boards presentations

2023

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Dec 20, 2023
Remote Attendance Only

Focused on 2024 Long-term Monitoring Priorities Assessment Water Boards presentations

  • 2024 Long-term Monitoring Priorities Assessment
  • Tribes / Agencies / Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) interested in presenting during the long-term monitoring priorities assessment discussions – please email anna.holder@waterboards.ca.gov the following by Jan 1, 2024:
    • Notification of interest in presenting in discussions, and how you would like to share information (e.g. External Partner Template or other format)
    • A day/time your representative will be able to present the priorities at an upcoming STEW Meeting:
      • Wed. Jan. 31, 2024 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT), OR
      • Wed. Feb. 28, 2024 (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm PT)
Dec 18, 2023

Presentation to the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (Bay RMP) – Planning Meeting

 
Dec 14, 2023

Presentation to the California Water Quality Monitoring Council

 
Nov 29, 2023
Remote Attendance Only

Focused on 2024 Long-term Monitoring Priorities Assessment preparation & office hours.

  • 2024 Long-term Monitoring Priorities Assessment Templates
  • Tribes / Agencies / Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) interested in presenting during the long-term monitoring priorities assessment discussions – please email anna.holder@waterboards.ca.gov the following by Jan 1, 2024:
    • Notification of interest in presenting in discussions, and how you would like to share information (e.g. External Partner Template or other format)
    • A day/time your representative will be able to present the priorities at an upcoming STEW Meeting:
      • Wed. Jan. 31, 2024 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT), OR 
      • Wed. Feb. 28, 2024 (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm PT)
Oct 18, 2023
Remote Attendance Only
July 19, 2023
Remote Attendance Only
April 19, 2023
Remote Attendance Only
 
April 5, 2023

Presentation to the California Water Quality Monitoring Council’s Equity Workgroup

 
Jan 18, 2023
Remote Attendance Only

2022

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Nov 4, 2022
Remote Attendance Only
 
Sep 1, 2022  
Jul 27, 2022
Remote Attendance Only
Apr 28, 2022
CANCELLED
Pertinent updates sent via email
Jan 26, 2022
Remote Attendance Only

2021

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Oct 27, 2021
Remote Attendance Only
 
Aug 25, 2021
Remote Attendance Only
 
May 26, 2021
Remote Attendance Only
 
Jan 29, 2021
Remote Attendance Only
Item 2: Quick Updates Item 4: Planning for 2022 and Beyond Item 6: Bioaccumulation Monitoring Program Realignment Plan Update

2020

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Nov. 24, 2020
Remote Attendance Only
Item 3: Bioaccumulation Monitoring Program Realignment Plan
Feb 10, 2020
BOG & Bight Sediment Quality Planning Committee Joint Meeting

2019

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Nov 27, 2019
Remote Attendance Only
 
Mar 12, 2019
CalEPA Building Conference Room 1510 (15th Floor)
Item 6: Sampling Plan for 2019 – Bass Lakes Panel 3

2018

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Feb. 6, 2018
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1410 (14th Floor)
Item 4: S. CA BIGHT 2018 Sampling Plan Presentation

Item 5: 2016 BOG Trend Sampling

2017

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Nov. 9, 2017
Teleconference Only
Item 3: Sampling Plan for the Bight in 2018 Item 4: San Diego Bay Fish Consumption Study and Monitoring Plans
Apr. 4, 2017
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1510 (15th Floor)
 

2016

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Dec. 1, 2016
Teleconference Only
 
Mar. 3, 2016
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1610 (16th Floor)
 

2015

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Dec. 3, 2015
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1410 (14th Floor)
Sep. 1, 2015
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1410 (14th Floor)
 
Apr. 15, 2015
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1410 (14th Floor)
Feb. 4, 2015
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1410 (14th Floor)
 

2014

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Dec. 12, 2014
Teleconference Only
Item 4: BOG Monitoring in 2015
Sep. 4, 2014
Teleconference Only
 
Mar. 26, 2014
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1810 (18th Floor)
Item 3: The “Clean Lakes” Study
Mar. 7, 2014
Teleconference Only
 
Feb. 13, 2014
Teleconference Only
Item 2: Designing the Clean Lakes Survey
Jan. 30, 2014
Teleconference Only
Item 5: Sampling Design Within Each Lake
Jan. 10, 2014
Teleconference Only
Item 5: SWAMP Business - 2014 Monitoring and Workplan, Long-term Monitoring Plan

2013

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Nov. 8, 2013
Teleconference Only
Item 3: Wildlife Study Update
Mar. 20-21, 2013
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 2510 (25th Floor)
Day 1 – Peer Review Day 2 – General BOG Meeting  

2012

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Dec. 17, 2012 Symposium on Bioaccumulation in CA
Nov. 28, 2012
Aug. 30, 2012
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1520 (15th Floor)
Item 3: Bioaccumulation Strategy Item 4: Planning the Expanded BOG Meeting in October
Feb. 9, 2012
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1610 (16th Floor)
Item 1: Introductions Item 4: The Coast Survey: Overview and Year One Statewide Assessment Item 5: Assessing Risks to Wildlife from Bioaccumulation of Methylmercury in
Lakes and Reservoirs Item 7: Bioaccumulation Strategy for California
Feb. 3, 2012
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1520 (15th Floor)
Item 1: General Updates Item 2: Methylmercury Exposure Reduction Item 3: Biotoxin Workplan for 2012 Item 4: BOG Strategy Development

2011

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Dec. 5, 2011
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1520 (15th Floor)
Item 2: Review of Revised Grebe Study Proposal Item 3: Mussel Monitoring Item 4: BOG Strategy Development
Oct. 25, 2011
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1520 (15th Floor)
Item 2: BOG Strategy Development Item 3: BOG Partners Item 4: Potential Bioaccumulation Monitoring Elements for 2011/2012
Aug. 19, 2011
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1520 (15th Floor)
Item 2:  BOG Strategy Development: Preliminary Discussion Item 3: Potential Bioaccumulation Elements for 2011/2012
Jul. 18, 2011
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1510 (15th Floor)
 
Jun. 20, 2011
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1510 (15th Floor)
Item 3: Plans for 2012
Feb. 15-16, 2011
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 720 (7th Floor)
Day 1 - Item 4: The Coast Survey: Overview and Year One Statewide Assessment Day 2 – Item 3: Sampling Plan for Rivers and Streams Day 2 – Item 4: Long-term Planning: 2012 and Beyond

2010

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Dec. 21, 2010
Nov. 30, 2010
Teleconference Only
Item 2: BOG Charter Item 3: Safe to Eat Portal Enhancements Item 4: Rivers and Streams Design
Nov. 9, 2010
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1520 (15th Floor)
Item 2: Presentation of Coast Year 1 Data Item 3: Sampling Design for Rivers and Streams
Oct. 2, 2010  
Mar. 2, 2010
Feb. 17, 2010
San Francisco Estuary Institute
7770 Pardee Lane
Oakland, CA 94621
Item 4: Discussion of Lakes Reports
Jan. 5, 2010
CalEPA Building
Conference Room 1520 (15th Floor)
Item 2: Mussels Item 3: Plans for the New BOG Item 4: Report Card Map for Lakes Report/Portal Item 5: Coast Year 2 Item 6: Agenda for the Review Panel Meeting on February 17

2009

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Nov. 24, 2009
Teleconference Only
Sep. 9, 2009  
Sep. 3, 2009
Teleconference Only
Item 3: Proposal to Cancel Archives Study and Reallocate Funds to Region 2 Coastal Zones Item 6: Safe to Eat Fish and Shellfish Portal Demonstration
Mar. 16, 2009
Teleconference Only
 

2008

Date and Location Meeting Documents Supporting Documents
Dec. 16, 2008
San Francisco Estuary Institute
7770 Pardee Lane
Oakland, CA 94621

Peer Review Panel Meeting

Nov. 3, 2008
Teleconference Only
 
Sep. 29, 2008
Teleconference Only
 
Sep. 8, 2008
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Seminar Room
8272 Moss Landing Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
 
Aug. 4, 2008
Teleconference Only
 
Jul. 28, 2008  
Jul. 21, 2008
Teleconference Only
 
Mar. 19, 2008