About Dhyana Levey

Dhyana Levey is a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. Over the past decade, she's written for such newspapers as the San Francisco Public Press, San Francisco Daily Journal, Merced Sun-Star and the Cambodia Daily.


From the Bottom Up at Mountain Lake

January 30, 2015 by Dhyana Levey

With San Francisco's Mountain Lake once again clean enough to support native species, its managers are reintroducing the basic building blocks of a healthy ecosystem.

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Are California state parks stuck in a 1950s business mentality?

July 29, 2013 by Dhyana Levey

California State Parks is grappling with modern funding problems as it strains for cash while its staffing, recreation and maintenance needs grow.


Who can resist a California state park when dinner and dancing is involved?

June 24, 2013 by Dhyana Levey

Santa Cruz state parks supporters are using a bit of marketing and PR to attract new park-goers and raise money.

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Could volunteers help keep California’s state parks alive?

June 06, 2013 by Dhyana Levey

From volunteer vacations to juvenile court's community service program, one study suggests that California could get a lot more enterprising in the use of volunteers in the state parks system.


What ever happened to Alden Olmsted?

May 14, 2013 by Dhyana Levey

Alden Olmsted has been MIA since last year's state parks funding scandal, quietly working on a documentary he hopes will change the public's consciousness.

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Which California parks should remain under state control?

April 23, 2013 by Dhyana Levey

A long awaited report has sparked a debate on how to best manage the California State Parks system.


Underground leaks ruining Alamo Square’s vintage look

April 04, 2013 by Dhyana Levey

San Francisco wants to rebuild Alamo Square's irrigation system, but historian says leaks are natural springs.


Bringing life back to Mountain Lake

February 27, 2013 by Dhyana Levey

San Francisco's only remaining natural lake has experienced dramatic changes over its 2,000 year history, and is about to see another one.

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A new oasis in southeast San Francisco

October 11, 2012 by Dhyana Levey

In a polluted industrial area in southeast San Francisco, city agencies and naturalists are carving out a series of oases along the San Francisco Bay meant to bring back wildlife and visitors.

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