Whale feeding frenzy in Monterey Bay, Ranch near Mt. Diablo bought for open space

June 19, 2013

Happy Wednesday! Time for another Bay Area nature news roundup:

  • A whale feeding frenzy happening right now in Monterey Bay because of krill bloom. [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
  • 1,900-acre cattle ranch on northeast corner of Mount Diablo purchased for open space, one day a regional park. [Contra Costa Times]
  • CA stockpiling huge piles of rocks in Delta, including Brannan Island State Park, to have on hand in case of floods. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Urban harvesting programs have more produce than people to pick it. Volunteers needed! [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Marin water district says won’t make decision on use of herbicides on Mt Tam until after environmental impact report. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Sonoma County officials reject day-use fees at state beaches, setting up showdown with CA Coastal Commission. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Locally caught fish sold at Fisherman’s Wharf? What a novel idea. [San Francisco Business Times]
  • City of SF looks to expand SF Botanical Garden nursery, make other changes. [Uppercasing]
  • Delta planning document that puts environment on co-equal footing with water needs gets slammed with 7 lawsuits. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Work beginning this summer on one of the largest tidal restoration projects in CA, on San Pablo Bay. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
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.