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Sharing Secrets of the Oak Woodlands

August 13, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

Over a decade of close observation and research led to Kate Marianchild’s first book Secrets of the Oak Woodlands.

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On the Trail with Laura Thompson

July 31, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Bay Trail, a 500-mile-long trail corridor which traces nearly the entire shoreline of San Francisco Bay. We spoke with Bay Trail project manager Laura Thompson about her efforts to connect remaining segments, and the often herculean task of bringing together all of the necessary funds, resources, and […]

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Award-Winning Filmmaker Discusses Upcoming Wilderness Anniversary

July 02, 2014 by Jonah Raskin

Filmmaker Steve Dunsky usually spends his time behind the camera not in front of it. Now and  then, however, he steps into public view. As one of the main creative forces behind the 50th anniversary celebration of the Wilderness Act that will take place in Vallejo this September, he’s become more public and perhaps more […]

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Spreading the Buzz About Native Bees

June 19, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

Native bee expert Gordon Frankie has been acquainting farmers with California’s own pollinators.

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Singing the Praises of our Local Creeks

June 05, 2014 by Paul Epstein

“I am fortunate to live near Las Gallinas Creek, so I get to see it every day. Its beauty has been a great source of inspiration to me for many years, and that’s why I wrote my song Glory Day.” — Kurt Huget, one of the musicians on Watershed. Watershed, a recently released CD compilation, is […]

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Chasing the Fire Followers

May 22, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

Botanist Heath Bartosh, co-founder of Nomad Ecology, gained an early appreciation for the rich botanical wealth of the Golden State.

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From Shanghai to San Francisco Bay

April 24, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

The son of Russian immigrants living in post-war Shanghai, Igor Skaredoff moved to California with his parents at the age of six, and has been here for most of his life. After a long career as an environmental engineer for Shell Oil, Skaredoff retired from industry and dedicated himself to advocating for the creeks and […]

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Trailblazing with TRAC’s Bruce Beyaert

April 10, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

This year, the Trails for Richmond Action Committee (TRAC) is celebrating its 15th year as the leading advocacy group for completion of the San Francisco Bay Trail along the Richmond shoreline. TRAC’s chair and co-founder is Bruce Beyaert, a longtime Richmond resident and former Chevron employee whose passion for the Bay, his knack for planning, […]

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Bay Nature’s Annual Local Hero Awards Dinner 2014 – Photos!

March 28, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

Bay Nature’s 2014 Local Hero Awards dinner, held on Sunday, March 23 at Scott’s Seafood on Jack London Square, honored three local conservation heroes who’ve made outstanding contributions to the understanding, protection, and stewardship of the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more about our honorees here. Our guest speaker was  Michael Brune, […]

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Swimming for Sharks

March 27, 2014 by Paul Epstein

Emmy-award-winning filmmaker and marine scientist David McGuire has not only swum with sharks, he’s swum FOR them. As founder and executive director of the Sausalito-based marine research and advocacy organization Sea Stewards, McGuire started the locally popular fundraisers “Swim for the Sharks” and “Run for the Sharks”. His newer project, Shark Stewards, focuses on the […]

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