Latest from Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
September 14, 2011 by Eric Galan
This Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, more than 80,000 people will hit the California coast for a not-so-typical day at the beach. Coastal Cleanup Day is right around the corner and the state’s largest volunteering event will likely net some 1.2 million pounds of trash. A staggering number indeed, which raises the question — How does all this debris end up on the shore?
August 17, 2011 by Juliet Grable
Can a pile of dredge spoils covered in a jumble of invasive weeds be transformed into an island paradise for shorebirds, songbirds, and seals? The folks at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary think so. And after years of planning, ground-breaking on their ambitious restoration project has finally begun on a small island near Tiburon.
July 01, 2011 by Aleta George
Aramburu Island sounds like it might be in the South Pacific, and until recently, it was about as noticed locally as some distant atoll. But then in 2007, in the wake of an oil spill, folks from Tiburon Audubon discovered that this humble island in Richardson Bay was a major refuge for injured birds. Now, they’re hoping to make it good habitat for healthy birds and other wildlife too.
May 10, 2011 by Juliet Grable
On May 19 thousands of kids from San Diego to Vancouver will gather on seven West Coast beaches to pick up trash and create impressive aerial art. These kids are participating in Ocean Day, part of the California Coastal Commission’s Adopt-A-Beach Program.
January 19, 2011 by Juliet Grable
The annual Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running bird study in the world. But it’s not exactly kid-friendly. So Wendy Dalia of Richardson Bay Audubon Center spearheaded Marin County’s first-ever youth Christmas Bird Count on January 8. She’s already looking forward to next year.
December 16, 2010 by Erica Reder
Environmental action often hinges on what not to do at home: don’t leave lights on, don’t bring home plastic bags, don’t use pesticides. But what about actively creating a wildlife habitat right outside your backdoor? San Franciscans will soon have help doing just that, from the nonprofit Nature in the City, which will offer backyard habitat services.