Stories from Around the Bay
April 27, 2016
Lions and falcons and whales, oh my! We have conservation stories from all around the Bay Area for you today.
- East Bay Regional Park District bans smoking and drone use in their parks, but open up new trails for biking.
- San Francisco Baykeeper files a lawsuit against the City of Berkeley on the terms of Clean Water Act violations.
- East Bay Municipal Utility District will stop fining customers for excessive water usage.
- Hundreds of people and dogs gather for the mile-long “Mighty Mutt March” at Crissy Field, an event for dog owners protesting the NPS’s regulations on dogs in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
- Some say that boosting housing density in San Francisco is three times more effective at reducing carbon emissions than boosting solar panels.
South Bay/Santa Cruz:
- Sempervirens Fund (with help from the Coastal Conservancy, Moore Foundation, and Resources Legacy Fund) is working with Santa Cruz County to turn a decommissioned cement plant into something more desirable for the community.
- Researchers find four mountain lion kittens in the Santa Cruz Mountains after carefully tracking the parent lions.
- Falcons that live in the San Jose City hall give birth to male and female chicks.
North of the Bay:
- Mendocino County terminates contract with an agency that kills predators such as mountain lions and coyotes that prey on ranchers’ livestock.
Bay Area and Beyond:
- Check out this list of the best places to whale watch in the Bay Area.
- The Nature Conservancy’s plan aims to educate businesses about nature-based solutions to climate change risks and pollution.
- The majority of people that use U.S. national parks are older and white.
- Just over three weeks until our Open Space Conference! Follow us on social media with #2016osc. Register here