Stories about five pools, billions of green, and at least two videos
September 17, 2014
Dear people of the internet:
Does Kid President ever go outside? We wonder…
- Creek work in Sonoma Valley to remove barriers for steelhead. Work crews last week were out at a 3.5-acre property on the creek north of Sonoma Valley Regional Park building a series of five pools and chutes to ease the upstream journey for the federally threatened species. (Press Democrat)
- Open land pours billions into the California economy. Open land and economic development can seem like they are in constant conflict, but new data proves that the two can actually function together seamlessly, bringing more “green”—money and nature—to California. (California Economic Summit) – Karen Gaffney and Andrea Mackenzie, quoted in the article, will be at our Gathering on September 25 talking about the SC3 project
- Sleek, slanted-roof cabin wants to woo new generation of California campers. Debuting at the California State Fair, The Wedge is a student-design state park shanty that blends rustic simplicity with a more modern, Millennial-friendly aesthetic. (Mother Nature Network)
- Sweeping new California groundwater pumping rules signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Seeking to replenish a depleted water table and catch up with the rest of the West, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills sought by environmentalists that will regulate groundwater pumping for the first time in state history. (Mercury News)
- Independent filmmaker zooms in on pelicans. The woman who brought world fame to San Francisco’s wild parrots has turned her camera lens to another feathered favorite of the Bay Area: brown pelicans. (SF Chronicle)
- Here’s something to look for on your public television station.
- Lastly, this is both grounding and inspiring.