Sonoma locals reject beach parking fees, Big Basin plan short shrifts murrelets

by on May 20, 2013

Do you think you should have to pay to park at spots like Sonoma Coast State Beach? Photo: Alex Pang.

Here’s Monday’s Bay Area nature news digest:

  • Sonoma locals up in arms about state parks plan to charge for beach parking. [Associated Press]
  • Should a solar farm be allowed on an actual farm? Novato nursery battling to get approval. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Group envisions urban forest as buffer between Port of Oakland and nearest residential neighborhood. [Oakland Local]
  • Occupy the Farm returns to Albany’s Gill Tract. [Oakland Tribune]
  • First case of swine flu found in marine mammals – elephant seals of Central Calif. coast. [Contra Costa Times]
  • State Park’s new development plan for Big Basin gives short shrift to marbled murrelets, say enviro groups. [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
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