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East Palo Alto turns trash into treasure

January 09, 2012 by Liz Proctor

A toxic waste dump may seem an unlikely place to stroll around and enjoy the San Francisco Bay. But East Palo Alto is restoring and capping such a site in order to give the public access to the water for the first time. The restoration project will also restore marshlands for struggling species like the clapper rail and salt mouse harvest mouse.

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Marin passes new tree cutting ordinance

December 16, 2011 by Elizabeth Proctor

The new Marin ordinance restricts the number of trees residents can cut down a year from five to two. But salmon advocates say it doesn't go far enough in protecting mature trees that are crucial to fish habitat.

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SPAWN: Time to Get Ready for Salmon!

October 27, 2011 by Richard Karevoll

With last year's wet winter and this fall's early rains in October, time is short for the staff and volunteers of the Salmon Protection and Restoration Network (SPAWN), who are working hard on several projects aimed at helping the Lagunitas Creek run of coho salmon -- the largest remaining wild coho run in the state.

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Bolinas Ridge Discoveries

July 01, 2010 by John Muir Laws

Jack Laws finds new wonders at a familiar haunt.

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Beavers and More in Martinez

October 05, 2009 by Nicola DeRobertis-Theye

Martinez's downtown beavers first captured the hearts of local residents, who last year derailed plans to remove the animals due to flood worries. Now, the beavers are busy making homes for other critters, including mink, otters, birds. And, perhaps, salmon...

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Marin County Nonmotorized Transit Pilot Program

January 01, 2006 by Aleta George

Marin County is already home to many spectacular trails for recreational cyclists, hikers, and walkers, but there’s a new trail ...

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Altamont Pass Wind Debate

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

In the January-March 2004 issue of Bay Nature, Ear to the Ground covered the deaths of hundreds of raptors each ...

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Altamont Wind Resources Area

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

As migrating shorebirds pass through Northern California, environmentalists hope they don’t meet the same fate as the hundreds of raptors ...

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The Fire Down Below

April 01, 2003 by Phil Barber

A shower of magma-heated liquid and steam makes for more than just a pretty Calistoga postcard. It's a 30-million-year-old lesson in California's dynamic underground history of sliding plates, volcanic eruptions, and molten rock.

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