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May 24, 2016
Last Thursday there were 450 people at the Craneway in Richmond – right on the San Francisco Bay – for the Open Space Conference. It was big and inspiring and fun and reenergizing. Pictures and presentations will be shared soon. In the meantime, we have some news to share from the conservation community around the region. Check this out:
- A new section of the Bay Trail opens along Highway 37.
- Golden Gate Fields donated almost five acres of waterfront property to East Bay Regional Parks District to be used as a new segment to the San Francisco Bay Trail.
- Sonoma County’s newest hiking trail officially opened last Sunday along the San Pablo Bay.
- The Contra Costa County board of supervisors plans to construct a trail along Marsh Creek that would connect Clayton and Brentwood and link to other trail networks on either side.
- The San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge adds a new levee trail at Dickens Ranch to the newly flooded wetlands.
- State officials decided Wednesday to scrap the emergency water conservation mandates that have forced cities and towns to cut water use as much as 36 percent.
- Carbon farming was profiled in the New York Times including this from Courtney White: “This land is waiting to be filled up again with carbon if we could manage it sustainably.”
- A new RAND study shows opportunities to use city parks to boost physical fitness.
- This is an interesting look at creating city parks and what’s involved by looking at Governors Island in New York.
- Loved this about mapping from our long time partners GreenInfo Network.
- Anyone who went to the 2016 Open Space Conference last week will recognize the views and place in this article about Richmond’s “Riviera.”
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