Stories and videos about land conservation
April 21, 2016
We have such a diverse range of stories for you this week. Also, two wonderful videos reminding you to #FindYourPark (#EncuentraTuParque) and discover your dose of nature.
This week’s stories:
- Scientists and engineers need huge quantities of mud to restore the Bay Area’s salt marshes.
- 11 years ago, this invasive plant was a major threat to the Bay. Now, it is nearly gone, thanks to the California State Coastal Conservancy!
- Urban gardens are definitely diverse. The next step is using them to make cities greener.
- Bay Area residents cut residential water use by 18.3% in February. Consequently, Los Angeles and San Diego residents only reduced theirs by 6.9 percent. Check out this opinion piece about why one journalist thinks this may be the case.
- The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is trying to collect and inventory all of the region’s urban wildlife.
- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors just unanimously passed legislation that requires new residential and commercial buildings constructed in the city to come equipped with solar panels. San Francisco is now the first city in the United States to pass such a law!
- San Francisco pushes for stricter Styrofoam ban.
- Kids met with nature last week at BioBlitz on the UC Berkeley campus.
- César Chávez’s son Paul F. Chávez praises the National Park Service’s 398th unit, or the first to honor a contemporary Latino figure.
- Scientists can use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or “drones”, for land conservation and management. However, they also create a dual concern. Read more about the controversy on public lands here.
- This Friday is Earth Day! Get outside and help take care of the natural places you love with Outdoor Voice!(And while you’re at it, sign up for the Outdoor Voice email list for more great updates.)
- Did you hear? We are hiring! Click here to see our job listing for a Development Manager. Spread the word!
- Less than one month until our Open Space Conference (#2016osc!) Register here.