A treaty, a terrified coyote and ‘dogs run wild’

February 4, 2013

Bringing you Monday’s Bay Area nature news:

  • San Francisco Bay estuary listed as a “wetland of importance” in international treaty. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Site of former paint factory to become newest community garden in Oakland. [Oakland North]
  • Most of 5.5 million acres given to California schools sold off, mismanaged. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Terrified coyote found in Mission district in San Francisco may have accidentally hitched a ride to the city. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Groups file lawsuit against East Bay parks for letting “dogs run wild” on Albany Beach. [Oakland Tribune]
  • Enviro groups seek to call off coyote hunt contest to protect lone wolf in northeast. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Five people in Bay Area have died since November trying to rescue dogs from sneaker waves. [Oakland Tribune]
  • 1,200 acre Barboni Ranch in West Marin will remain open space in perpetuity. [Marin Independent Journal]

Here are some more amazing photos of that gray whale from nature photographer David Cruz, who seems to practically live at Sutro Baths these days.

Photo: David Cruz.
Photo: David Cruz.


Photo: David Cruz
Photo: David Cruz


Photo: David Cruz.
Photo: David Cruz.
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.