Beach access, Devil’s Slide and Oakland’s parks

March 14, 2013

Time for today’s Bay Area nature news digest:

  • Are landowners required to provide public access to a beach? Martin’s Beach debate in San Mateo County goes to court. [Associated Press]
  • Republican congressmen draft bill to keep Drakes oysters open another decade. [Point Reyes Light]
  • Oakland’s parks get thumbs down for maintenance. [Oakland Local]
  • Labor, enviro groups join forces to oppose changes to California CEQA law. [Associated Press]
  • Getting around Devil’s Slide is about to get easier with opening of new tunnels on March 25. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • CA state lawmakers wants to ban fracking if state fails to release independent report on health and environmental impacts. [Huffington Post]
  • Have Marin’s protected lands helped keep population growth at bay? [Marin Independent 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.