East Bay Parks eyes 16 new park sites, SF curbs environmental review

July 17, 2013

Happy Wednesday! Time for your roundup of Bay Area nature news:

  • East Bay Regional Parks releases its plan to potentially acquire 16 new park sites. [Bay Area News Group]
  • What caused the known death of an endangered bird at a solar power site, this one in Riverside? [KCET]
  • Bay Area data paints complex picture on whether plastic bag bans are really working to clean up litter. [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
  • San Jose begins spraying insecticide on trees and telephone polls to curb populations of invasive guava fruit flies. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Planning groups set to approve Bay Area Plan on Thursday, a regional land use plan for new development and transportation. [San Francisco Business Times]
  • San Francisco makes fee on entrance to Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park permanent to non-city residents. [SF Appeal]
  • SF curbs environmental review process by limiting rights to appeal. [San Francisco Business Times]
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.

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