- Landowners trying to develop last of Daly City’s historic sand dunes.[San Jose Mercury News]
- Volunteers removing invasives, planting natives to restore bird nesting sites in Golden Gare Park [Bay City News]
- San Jose considers ordinance to allow airport staffers to shoot at birds who don’t clear from the airfield. [San Jose Mercury News]
- Lawsuit filed to stop so much sand mining from San Francisco Bay and Suisun Bay. Only 15 percent of sand is naturally replenished. [SF Examiner]
- Marin waves park fees in December as special holiday thank you for passing parks bond. [Marin Independent Journal]
- Sonoma’s open space district accelerates plan to transfer land to other agencies to allow public access. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
- Mount Madonna Park in Santa Clara County gets an extra 260 acres that includes steelhead trout spawning ground. [San Jose Mercury News]
- U.S. Interior Secretary to decide fate of Drake’s Bay oyster farm this week. [Associated Press]
- In Crescent City, officials are spending $54m to build West Coast’s first tsunami resistant harbor. [Huffington Post]
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