Stories about pubs, parks, and pedestrians
June 4, 2015
‘Standing on Sacred Ground’ has begun airing on PBS World.
- Sonoma Land Trust has a new wildlife corridor in the works for Highway 37. They’re teaming up with the best to find ways to attract animals to the safer passage. (Press Democrat)
- San Jose’s new $6 million playground is accessible to all kids! Now Julie Matsushima is working to get accessible swings in parks all over the city. (NBC Bay Area)
- Seattle is using park levy money to buy a pub…for its land! The space will be used to build a new park in a growing community. (KIRO 7)
- The John Muir Land Trust is buying 600-acre Carr Ranch in Moraga. They plan to preserve it as open space and protect the runoff water that runs into Upper San Leandro Reservoir. (Contra Costa Times)
- Sonoma County Regional Park’s newest park is now open for public use. There will be a free hike on June 6 led by writer Arthur Dawson to welcome the land saved by Sonoma Land Trust. (Press Democrat)
- The tallest redwood in Muir Woods is only 777 years old! We all know, age ain’t nothing but a number. (LA Times)
- The North Fork Mono Indians are thinning out the forest in the Sierra Nevadas for the sake of the drought. They’re following ancestral guidelines to save water and prevent large-scale fires. (Valley Public Radio)
- A national monument might be established at Coast Dairies in Santa Cruz. Valetin Lopez of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band reminds us why caring for the earth is so important and teaches us about the history of the land. (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
- FEMA has a plan to reduce the fire hazard in the Oakland hills. Some residents are worried it goes too far while some, like the Sierra Club, don’t think it does enough. (ABC 7)
- The 2015 George Wright Society Conference was entitled “Engagement, Education & Expectations—The Future of Parks & Protected Areas.” Our very own Annie Burke presented on “The Bay Area’s protected lands and changing demographics.” (The Nature of Cities)
- California State Parks and Coastal Conservancy will help Half Moon Bay replace the Pilarcitos Creek Bridge. The pedestrian bridge has been out of service since April 2014. (Half Moon Bay Review)
- One family’s honest view about their weekend getaway. Those marshmallows look good. (The Onion)
- We celebrated our Open Space Conference sponsors with dance party on Twitter. Turn up the volume before you click!
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Featured mountain lion image by Valerie.