Stories from the First Week of May
May 6, 2016
We’ve got some stories for you. Measure AA is gaining steam. A new plateau has been opened to the public. And more!
- John King from the San Francisco Chronicle writes about Measure AA which is on the June 7th ballot in all 9 counties of the Bay Area.
- Vargas Plateau opens in Alameda County, creating a new 1,200 publicly accessible park part of the East Bay Regional Park District.
- This is a must read if you’re protecting and stewarding land AND caring about climate change.
- UCLA releases a study about how Proposition 84 funds were allocated, with particular attention to disadvantaged communities.
- A new Mendocino County coastal trail named after Peter Douglas (California Coastal Commission chief) will open on Friday.
- A new proposal may result in local tribes having to pay to access traditional sites for prayer along the coast in Sonoma County.
- A state court judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to restore Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Valley to its natural state by draining the reservoir that provides drinking water to the Bay Area.
- First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco reinstated part of a lawsuit that may eventually grant public access to Martin’s Beach in Half Moon Bay.
- Do you have just 11 minutes? Check out this video on California’s Wild Grasslands in the Central Valley.
What are these pictures you ask? They’re from last year’s Open Space Conference. Tickets for this year’s conference close on Thursday, May 12 at 5pm. Register now.