Urban Nature

Dunes, the airport and a thank you

November 26, 2012
Happy Holidays! Here’s your Monday nature news digest:
  • Landowners trying to develop last of Daly City’s historic sand dunes.[San Jose Mercury News]
  • Volunteers removing invasives, planting natives to restore bird nesting sites in Golden Gare Park [Bay City News]
  • San Jose considers ordinance to allow airport staffers to shoot at birds who don’t clear from the airfield. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Lawsuit filed to stop so much sand mining from San Francisco Bay and Suisun Bay. Only 15 percent of sand is naturally replenished. [SF Examiner]
  • Marin waves park fees in December as special holiday thank you for passing parks bond. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Sonoma’s open space district accelerates plan to transfer land to other agencies to allow public access. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Mount Madonna Park in Santa Clara County gets an extra 260 acres that includes steelhead trout spawning ground. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • U.S. Interior Secretary to decide fate of Drake’s Bay oyster farm this week. [Associated Press]
  • In Crescent City, officials are spending $54m to build West Coast’s first tsunami resistant harbor. [Huffington Post]
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.