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]
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