Diablo fire sparks cattle grazing debate, Crown Beach restoration underway

October 4, 2013

Before the weekend, catch up on your Bay Area nature news:

  • Aftermath of Diablo fire sparks debate over cattle grazing and controlled burns in park. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Sand restoration project underway at Crown Beach, Alameda to restore area to 1987 state. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Strong winds bring National Weather Service to issue fire warning for North Bay. [Press Democrat]
  • Point Reyes National Seashore turns away tourists and tourism dollars with federal gov. shutdown. [Press Democrat]
  • Marin county’s plastic bag ban given the seal of approval by CA Supreme Court. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Santa Clara Valley to implement new conservation plan with guidelines for development in South Bay. [San Jose Inside]
  • Fire fighters battle over 60 acre brush fire in Alameda County. [Contra Costa Times]
  • CA to see locally grown industrial hemp, but state still waiting for feds approval. [Huffington Post]
  • Contra Costa county welcomes sustainable farm on district- owned property. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Lake Berryessa fire 75 percent contained, has already burnt 376 acres. [Napa Valley Patch]
  • Bay side Marin residents to face higher flood insurance rates under new federal program. [Marin Independent Journal]
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