Hearst Castle, a meteor and SF parks app

by on October 22, 2012

 
Hearst Castle. Photo by CAHairyBear/Flickr.
 

 

 

Time for Monday’s nature news digest!
  • Hearst Castle waived more than $600,000 in private event entry fees to select groups and the politically connected as state parks crushed with budget shortfalls. [California Watch]
  • California medical pot growers are largely unregulated, creating so much environmental damage that the state is doing aerial surveys to assess the scale of the problem. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Backlash against San Jose plan to place fees on developers for projects affecting endangered species. [Peninsula Press]
  • Work begins on Dry Creek restoration project in Sonoma County to rebuild habitat for coho salmon. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • “Boom-badda-boom.” A rock from last weekend’s meteor showers slams into Novato home. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • The San Francisco parks department has launched its first smartphone app, making it possible to rent picnic tables, find park info with a swipe of fingers . [San Francisco Examiner]

 

Nature news junkie? Get our weekly news digest!

 

Leave a Comment

Name

Email

Website

Comment

 
 

Sign up for the e-newsletter that connects you with local nature and with the Bay Nature community twice a month: Bay Nature Connections. Get Five great hand-picked hikes (including child-friendly outings) and volunteer events.

* Email
 First Name
 Last Name
* = Required Field