In an update to an item that appeared in the last issue’s Ear to the Ground, the Army Corps of Engineers has just released their Public Notice on the Gateway Valley Project in Orinda and announced a public hearing on the issue for October 22, 2001. Now is the crucial time for supporters of the preservation of Gateway Valley to make their voices heard. The valley is a critical link in the East Bay hills greenbelt and a corridor for threatened species. Local preservationists are working hard to stave off a planned golf course and luxury home development. The text of the public notice (20 pages) can be viewed at http://www.spn.usace.army.mil/regulatory/25907s.pdf. For more information on the campaign to preserve the valley, contact Greenbelt Guardians, P.O. Box 14, Canyon, Ca., 94516, or visit www.savegateway.org.
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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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