Stories about 1,831 acres, 5,800 acres, and this darn drought
October 8, 2014
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- Historic Silicon Valley site becoming new public open space preserve. The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority has agreed to spend $8.6 million to buy 1,831 acres of the former United Technologies Corp site and open it to the public — the biggest deal in the agency’s 20-year history. (Mercury News)
- Feds acquire 5,800-acre wilderness near Santa Cruz. Coast Dairies transfers to BLM but the work isn’t done. (SF Gate)
- Mission Peak park in Fremont cuts hours amid debate over heavy use. One week after going into effect, a tighter curfew limiting access to Mission Peak Regional Park may have created more controversy than it resolved. (Contra Costa Times)
- Marin seeks to buy creek parcel it once OK’d for development. The county’s bid to acquire the 7.2-acre property at 6451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. “for preservation purposes and restoration of fish habitat” is the latest chapter in a convoluted saga tangled in local politics, permit loopholes, environmental controversy, litigation and court rulings. (Marin IJ)
- Stuart Creek gets a steelhead remodel. Removal of three barriers paves way to return Stuart Creek to former glory. (Kenwood Press)
- Drakes Bay agrees to cease oyster operations; plans to open restaurant. The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. announced Monday it has settled its lawsuit against the federal government, signing a legal agreement with the National Park Service to allow it to keep harvesting oysters until the end of 2014 and then close for good. (Marin IJ)
- The California State Coastal Conservancy announces the availability of funding through its Climate Ready Program.
- Speaking of climate, these photos from NASA are terrifying.
- Go Giants!