Bringing you Monday’s Bay Area nature news:
- San Francisco Bay estuary listed as a “wetland of importance” in international treaty. [Marin Independent Journal]
- Site of former paint factory to become newest community garden in Oakland. [Oakland North]
- Most of 5.5 million acres given to California schools sold off, mismanaged. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- Terrified coyote found in Mission district in San Francisco may have accidentally hitched a ride to the city. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- Groups file lawsuit against East Bay parks for letting “dogs run wild” on Albany Beach. [Oakland Tribune]
- Enviro groups seek to call off coyote hunt contest to protect lone wolf in northeast. [Sacramento Bee]
- Five people in Bay Area have died since November trying to rescue dogs from sneaker waves. [Oakland Tribune]
- 1,200 acre Barboni Ranch in West Marin will remain open space in perpetuity. [Marin Independent Journal]
Here are some more amazing photos of that gray whale from nature photographer David Cruz, who seems to practically live at Sutro Baths these days.
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