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
Coverage of coronavirus and its effect on health, parks and nature in Northern California.
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.
Throughout history ecology has often driven infectious disease.
Editor’s Note: We’ve revised this story to remove parks affected by the Marin, Sonoma and San Mateo County park closures. Last update March 25, 10:30 a.m. Looking for new trails where you can maintain social distance? We’ve been working for … Read more
Dear Bay Nature reader, Like all of you, we at Bay Nature are struggling to adapt and understand our new world of COVID-19. First of all, we hope everyone is doing OK and staying healthy. Our next thoughts are of … Read more