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- The Best Bay Area Mountains for Biking. The Bay Area is home to many peaks, including three which make up one crazy event on June 16, 2012. (offMetro SF and guest posted by yours truly)
- Chipotle Loves State Parks. Chipotle will donate $100,000 to support CSPF’sAnswer the Call fundraising campaign to combat park closures. (State Parks Foundation)
- 4 more state parks due to close will stay open. Four state parks slated for a July 1 closure will remain open after local governments and private groups stepped forward and agreed to operate them. (SF Chronicle)
- Now Coveted: A Walkable, Convenient Place. Walking isn’t just good for you. It has become an indicator of your socioeconomic status. (New York Times)
- San Francisco parks ranked No. 1. San Francisco’s public parks were rated the best among the nation’s largest cities by Trust for Public Land. (SF Gate)
- Golden Gate Bridge 75th: fireworks and fog. There was quite a party on May 27 for the 75th anniversary. (SF Chronicle)
- Port Costa brick works to become park land. An old brick plant that churned out the building blocks of California growth for nearly a century is being sold to expand a park and increase access to the Carquinez Strait shoreline. The East Bay Regional Park District has struck a deal to buy 149 acres of the former Port Costa Brick Company between and Crockett and Martinez. (Contra Costa Times)
- North Coast Forest Conservation Conference on June 6-8, 2012 in (naturally) Forestville, CA.
This is your weekly helping of land conservation news for the Bay Area. We do this every Wednesday unless something more fun comes up.