Stories for the last week of March
March 30, 2016
To wrap up the month of March, let’s look back on some of the great things happening in the conservation world of the Bay Area (and beyond.)
- This article explains why the lack of diversity in parks is an environmental justice issue. The Houston Bayou Greenway Project aims to prioritize the values of people of color by attempting to get more diverse people outside.
- The National Park Service’s “Find Your Park” program highlights five ways to travel to National Parks. (Beautiful photos, too!)
- Thanks to Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, 1,831-acre Coyote Ridge is now protected as open space!
On Plants, Trees, & Rocks:
- After 12 years, an invasive weed that was accidentally brought to Marin is almost completely eradicated thanks to volunteers and Coastal Conservancy project.
- A San Francisco city environmental committee ruled that a property owner in San Francisco is not allowed to cut down a 100-foot pine tree in his backyard.
- Scientists say that climate change may bring an influx of random rock slides.
- Northern California received a majority of the benefits of this year’s rainfall, though the drought is not truly over yet.
- Hikers, activists, and politicians are not happy about the consistent delay of opening the Peninsula Watershed trail to the public.
- The combination of a 2014 groundwater law and this winter’s abundant rains create new need for groundwater experiments and recharge projects throughout California.
- Studies say that not only does nature make us happier, it also makes us kinder.
- The Bay Area bike share system is expanding, beginning in San Francisco.
- Our Open Space Conference will be May 19th in Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion. To sponsor the conference and for more sponsorship information, click here.