Drakes’ Bay Oysters likely to close, a Bay Area “snake scam”

September 5, 2013

Top of the morning! Your Bay Area nature news:

  • Drakes Bay Oyster Co. will likely close now that a federal appeals court ruled against company’s request to stay open. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Sea grass meadows in Monterey Bay thriving despite ag runoff because of sea otters. [LA Times]
  • North Coast breweries have a problem: what to do with all the nutrient rich wastewater they produce. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Albany Bulb residents protest city’s plans to remove them, and their shantytown, from the park. [Bay Area News Group]
  • State gives up highway extension plans in Santa Rosa, raising possibility of a greenway instead. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Remember the fairy door in Golden Gate Park? Creators came out with a new one they hope won’t bring wrath of Rec&Park. [Richmond Blog]
  • Can surfing save the world? This list makes it sound like it could. [Huffington Post]
  • Largest ozone protection case ends with Safeway paying — just — $600k in fines for refrigerant leakages. [Contra Costa Times]
  • City of Sonoma wants to ban loud, smelly leaf blowers. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Have you heard about this Bay Area “snake scam”?! Very weird. [Sacramento Bee]
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.