Your weekly helping of Bay Area conservation news and inspiration...
From Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, who passed away this past weekend.
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- Transit and Trails button now on Golden Gate National Recreation Area website!
- Bay Trail Plods Forward, Step by $1.6-Million Step. Scenic 500-mile path slowed by difficulty and expense; 187 hard miles still to go (Bay Citizen)
- Black People Do. Answers to the question: “Why don’t African Americans engage with nature?” (Outdoor Afro)
- POST Buys 160 Acres for Conservation in South Santa Clara County near Morgan Hill (POST)
- Hiking trail access could widen under new Peninsula parks plan. Visitors to San Francisco’s Peninsula watershed could gain better access to 14,000 acres of local land under a new Golden Gate National Recreation Area proposal to complete local segments of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and connect it to the California Coastal Trail. (SF Examiner)
- Highway 1 project marks first step toward renewed health of Bolinas Lagoon. Road work along Bolinas Lagoon is the first step toward restoring full health to one of the world's most biologically diverse bodies of water. (Marin IJ)
- Levee breach bringing new life to Hayward shoreline. It took seven scoops from a backhoe Tuesday to breach a levee at the edge of San Francisco Bay, allowing tendrils of slate-gray seawater to start slowly reclaiming nearly a square mile of the Hayward shoreline. (Oakland Tribune)
- Wavecrest site poised to become part of trail system. The Wavecrest site was once destined for 750 homes and an 18-hole golf course. Now it's headed toward becoming a popular part of the California Coastal Trail. (Mercury News)
- Learning about Public Perceptions of Cattle Grazing East Bay Park Lands through Flickr.com. A study of photographs and comments on Flickr. (UC Oak Woodland Management).
- Santa Clara County habitat conservation plan deserves continued funding. An Editorial in advance of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor's meeting yesterday. (Mercury News)
This is the weekly Happenings, a weekly round-up of news - with some art and fun thrown in - related to the members and friends of the Open Space Council.