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What, exactly, is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

January 23, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

From the journal of Brian Kallen, who describes his journey through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.


US Army Corps of Engineers – Lake Sonoma

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

This division of the Army Corp manages Lake Sonoma for recreation, and also maintains a fish hatchery at the site.

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Seabird Protection Network

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Seabird Protection Network at Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary addresses human disturbance to breeding seabird colonies along the central California coast. These efforts are accomplished through an organized outreach and education program combined with law enforcement and other seabird management actions. Monitoring of California seabird breeding colonies helps guide outreach, education, and management efforts of the Network. Photo by Jason Thompson (www.mojoscoast.com)

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Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Shadow Cliff’s provides a cool retreat on hot summer days only a mile from downtown Pleasanton. The park features an ...

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Lake Solano County Park, Winters

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Lake Solano Park sits on the shores of a reservoir on Putah Creek, at the base of the hills southwest ...

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From Mild to Wild

July 01, 2011 by Andrea Pflaumer

A regional effort to create a regional Bay Water Trail is bearing fruit with new funding for an integrated program of boat launches, education programs, and more. It’s time to get out on San Francisco Bay!

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Visiting the San Pablo Baylands

July 01, 2007 by David Carroll

Despite covering a large area that has abundant wildlife, the San Pablo Baylands offer few public access points, among them ...

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Book Review: Tom Stienstra’s Bay Area Recreation

October 01, 2004 by Matthew Bettelheim

Tom Stienstra’s Bay Area Recreation, by Tom Stienstra, Foghorn Outdoors, 2004, 498 pages, $19.95 (www.foghorn.com).   In introducing his newest guide-book, ...

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Experience the Bay

October 01, 2003 by Matthew Bettelheim

Swimmers plunge into the Bay at Aquatic Park for the swim to Alcatraz and back. Photo by Charles Kennard. The ...

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Bay Area Reservoirs and Recreational Areas

July 01, 2003 by Erika Brekke

There are quite a few reservoirs and artificial lakes in and around the Bay Area that are open to the ...

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