This story was first published by EdSource, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to providing analysis on key education issues facing the state and nation. Read the original story here. Many outdoor education programs in California have shut down in the … Read more
Coverage of coronavirus and its effect on health, parks and nature in Northern California.
While county and national parks remain open, the state is restricting access at its Northern California beaches
With reasonable precautions, people should spend as much time as possible outdoors, says UCSF Dr. Sohil Sud.
As part of a regional easing of shelter-in-place restrictions, parks will start to reopen in Sonoma and San Mateo County after a month of full closure. Sonoma, which fully closed all of its parks on March 23, will maintain its … Read more
The City Nature Challenge has gone hyperlocal and non-competitive. That doesn’t mean giving up our goals.
Every county, and every county park system, is different.
Editor’s Note: We’ll update this story as park conditions change. April 16 at 2:45 p.m.We strongly encourage anyone heading to a park to investigate and closely read up on the current restrictions as they apply to the specific park of … Read more
It’s hard not to wonder if maybe it’s the people that have changed, and not the animals.
During the statewide COVID-19 shelter-in place-order, tens of thousands of Bay Area residents have sought refuge in the region’s parks—on bike paths, trails and beaches. But that desire has, according to local officials, run afoul of public health. Last week, … Read more
Parks as sanctuaries and refuges in times of crisis.