Sonoma locals reject beach parking fees, Big Basin plan short shrifts murrelets

May 20, 2013

Here’s Monday’s Bay Area nature news digest:

  • Sonoma locals up in arms about state parks plan to charge for beach parking. [Associated Press]
  • Should a solar farm be allowed on an actual farm? Novato nursery battling to get approval. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Group envisions urban forest as buffer between Port of Oakland and nearest residential neighborhood. [Oakland Local]
  • Occupy the Farm returns to Albany’s Gill Tract. [Oakland Tribune]
  • First case of swine flu found in marine mammals – elephant seals of Central Calif. coast. [Contra Costa Times]
  • State Park’s new development plan for Big Basin gives short shrift to marbled murrelets, say enviro groups. [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
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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.