Congratulations to the coalition of environmental groups, local officials, and state agencies led by the Marin Audubon Society for the successful campaign to purchase the 214-acre bayside blue oak forest in northeast Novato known as Bahia. This extraordinary property also includes 398 acres of diked salt marsh, 18 acres of seasonal wetlands, and 6 acres of seasonal streams. The $15.8 million purchase begins a new chapter in the 20-year effort to protect Bahia from development. The parcel sits at the mouth of the Petaluma River and provides critical habitat for endangered clapper rail, salt marsh harvest mouse, and other endangered species as well as more than 125 species of birds. To learn more about the Bahia purchase or Marin Audubon, visit www.marinaudubon.org or call Barbara Salzman at (415) 924-6057.
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On October 4, 2015, the Committee for Green Foothills honored Bay Nature co-founders David Loeb and Malcolm Margolin (publisher of Heyday Books) for their significant contributions to the Bay Area nature community.
Temescal Creek flows through concrete culverts from Lake Temescal through the flats of Oakland and Emeryville, into San Francisco Bay—out of sight and largely out of mind. Creek advocates are hoping to change that.
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The 23,000 acres around Crystal Springs are prime hiking territory in an urban region desperate for more places to get outdoors. They're also home to numerous endangered species, and critical to San Francisco's drinking water supply.
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