National parks shutdown, Golden Gate Conservancy receives $25 million donation

by on October 01, 2013

 
As the federal government shuts down, so too have U.S. National Parks including Point Reyes National Seashore. Photo: Roger Lynn
 

 

Serving up your Bay Area nature news digest:

  • Golden Gate National Park’s Conservancy hits the jackpot with $25 million gift to build park of global standing.  [San Francisco Business Times]
  • Bay Area man and three mules walk from Gilroy to Golden Gate Bridge with message of conservation. [San Jose Mercury]
  • Bird lovers ‘europhic’ as threatened Swainson’s Hawk returns to historic range with new chick in Santa Clara county.  [San Jose Mercury]
  • Problems with Canadian Geese? Bring in the coyotes…plastic ones that is! [Contra Cost Times]
  • In historic agreement, parks and tribes work together to restore sacred site at Indian Grinding Rock State Park. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Just four weeks after the Rim Fire’s most intense day of burning, nature begins to make a comeback. [Huffington Post]
  • In Contra Costa County, momentum builds to ban single-use plastic bags. [Save the Bay Blog]

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