Crabs, French broom and meteors

November 5, 2012
Happy Monday! Here’s your nature news digest:
  • Dungeness crab season looks promising as recreational crabbers get started with their catch. [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
  • Breathtaking video of a “day in the life” of a Mount Tam fire lookout volunteer goes viral. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Marin water district sparks debate with plan to clear French broom and other invasives across Mount Tam with herbicides. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • California Coastkeeper, which represents the state’s 12 waterkeeper organizations, appoints a new executive director and a campaign to tackle the state’s biggest water quality problem – pollution runoff. []
  • Look up! Two meteor showers lighting up the night sky over next couple weeks and starting tonight. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Sport fishermen end up catching and releasing many federally threatened wild coho salmon in the effort to capture a hatchery coho. Are fishing regulations working? [Statesman Journal]


About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.