East Bay Parks eyes 16 new park sites, SF curbs environmental review

by on July 17, 2013

 
The Dunbarton quarry site near Fremont would become a campground and a park under EBRPD plans. Photo: Wayne Hsieh.
 

 

Happy Wednesday! Time for your roundup of Bay Area nature news:

  • East Bay Regional Parks releases its plan to potentially acquire 16 new park sites. [Bay Area News Group]
  • What caused the known death of an endangered bird at a solar power site, this one in Riverside? [KCET]
  • Bay Area data paints complex picture on whether plastic bag bans are really working to clean up litter. [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
  • San Jose begins spraying insecticide on trees and telephone polls to curb populations of invasive guava fruit flies. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Planning groups set to approve Bay Area Plan on Thursday, a regional land use plan for new development and transportation. [San Francisco Business Times]
  • San Francisco makes fee on entrance to Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park permanent to non-city residents. [SF Appeal]
  • SF curbs environmental review process by limiting rights to appeal. [San Francisco Business Times]

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