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Benjamin Franklin

 
About Nettleton Strategies
 
"Resolving Complex Public Policy and Business Issues"


Carl Nettleton

What We Do
Nettleton Strategies' key strengths are:

  • Group facilitation
  • Collaborative strategy
  • Situational analysis
  • Communication strategy
  • Project management

    Combining these and other services with a broad base of content expertise allows the firm to move quickly into problem solving for clients.

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    Events
     
    July 7, 2010, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Demonstration of a Selective Catalytic Reduction System on a Marine Passenger Ferry, ARB Chair's Seminar Series, Sacramento, CA, hosted by California Air Resources Board.


    July 1013, 2010, ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit, San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, Hosted by ESRI.


    July 13, 2010, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., EDC's 45th Annual Dinner, San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, hosted by San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.


    July 13, 2010, noon - 1:30 p.m., What's Happening in the Gulf: the First 90 Days, AMN Healthcare, 12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA, hosted by Connect.


    July 14, 2010, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., San Diego-Tijuana Air Quality Task Force Meeting, Hotel Pueblo Amigo, Tijuana, hosted by USEPA Border 2012 Environmental Program.


    July 15, 2010, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Otay Water District Capital Improvement Program Update, Mission Valley Marriott, San Diego, hosted by Construction Management Association of America.


    July 16, 2010, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., San Diego Venture Summit, Omni Hotel, San Diego, hosted by the San Diego Venture Group.


    July 19-23, 2010, From the Mountains to the Sea, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, hosted by the National Marine Educators Association.

     

     
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    June 28, 2010

    "The Nett Report" shares information coming across our desktops with clients and friends of Nettleton Strategies. In turn, we encourage you to share this report with your friends and associates. If "The Nett Report" was forwarded to you, please sign up by clicking on the link at the bottom of this email. You can also remove your name from "The Nett Report" list if you don't want to receive it in the future. Your comments are welcome at info@nettstrategies.com.

    Some items in this edition you won't want to miss:


    If you are in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood during the month of July, please take the time to stop by Nelson Photo to view a showing of Carl Nettleton's photography. The exhibit starts on July 1, 2010.

     
    Water
     
    The Metropolitan Water District will host a second round of forums to allow stakeholders to learn about the status of the Draft Integrated Resources Plan (IRP). This is one of the final steps in the IRP process that will guide future water resource options.


    The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) released 16.5 million young Sacramento Fall-Run Chinook salmon in northern California on June 15. The majority of the young salmon, called smolts, were placed into acclimation pens in San Pablo Bay prior to release, while others were released in rivers that flow to the bay. Smolts that survive to adulthood will return in two to four years to spawn in Central Valley rivers, boosting the recovery of the species in California waters.

     
    Ocean
     
    The New York Times Magazine has published an extensive story about the status of bluefin tuna.


    The book "Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis" has been honored with the $75,000 Grantham Prize. The award is presented for a work of non-fiction focused on a significant environmental topic.


    Edward James Olmos is featured in a series of radio and TV public service announcements about beach debris. The PSAs are part of the Thank You Oceans campaign.


    Thank You Oceans has also produced a podcast that offers a perspective on the decommissioning of oil and gas rigs off the coast of California.


    Interested in coastal wetlands? The California Wetlands Portal provides maps and information from across the state.

     
    Transportation
     
    SANDAG (The San Diego Association of Governments) is updating the Regional Transportation Plan and has an online survey to collect public input on regional transportation options. Click on "Our Region. Our Future. Get Involved."


    SANDAG has also published a regional bike path map for the San Diego region.


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will move forward with a four-year, $8 million feasiblity study to research possible configurations of the breakwater that protects the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

     
    Energy
     
    According Grist, the head of the investment bank Gordian Group thinks BP might consider filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because it would allow the firm to "delay, or even avoid, paying billions of dollars to businesses and individuals affected by the Gulf spill."


    The New York Times has published a series of informative maps about the Gulf oil spill.

     
    Climate Change
     
    This 2007 video narrated by John Cusack is an upbeat look back at the world from 2056 that imagines how people came (could come) together to address climate issues.


    Confused about who is an expert and who is not when it comes to climate change? This controversial article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences attempts to sort out the experts from those who want to be.


    Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is absorbed by the ocean, making sea water more acidic The National Academies of Science has completed a Congressionally-requested report, Ocean Acidification: A National Strategy to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Ocean (2010). The report reviews the current state of knowledge, identifies gaps in understanding, and provides scientific advice to help guide the national ocean acidification research program.

     
    Worth Knowing!
     
    The California Department of Fish and Game has a new mobile web application to put fishing information at your fingertips, including a fishing guide, fish plantings scheduled, and where to obtain a fishing license. The info is also available online.
     

     



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    P.O. Box 22971
    San Diego, CA 92192-2971
    Phone: 858.353.5489
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