Ahh, summer. Don't you love it? We do at the Open Space Council. We're trying to convince the David Brower Center to install a pool on the 2nd floor terrace. We're sure that Mr. Brower would approve.
- Look, Don't Touch. The Problem with Environmental Education. (Orion Magazine)
- Plan approved to restore Breuner Marsh and open it to public. The plan for the 150-acre Breuner Marsh -- named for the furniture store family that once owned it -- also will plug a 1.5 mile-long gap in the Bay Trail. When the project is done in 2015, the shoreline trail will connect with the southern part of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. (Mercury News)
- REPORT: “The Outdoor Recreation Economy” details the economic impact of outdoor recreation in the United States. This follow-up and expansion to the 2006 economic impact report commissioned by OIA demonstrates that outdoor recreation is big business in this country, to the tune of: 6.1 million direct American jobs, $646 billion in direct consumer spending each year. $39.9 billion in federal tax revenue and $39.7 billion in state/local tax revenue. (Outdoor Industry Association)
- Beyond Death and Taxes: A Californian Perspective. The Koopman Family shares their story of a conservation easement. (Working Ranch)
- MALT keeps Tomales dairy from development. A 126-acre organic dairy near Tomales in the far reaches of West Marin will remain free of future housing development as part of a deal involving landowners and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust. (Marin IJ)
- People's Parks: Protecting Open Spaces for Everyone. Highlights LandPaths' work to connect people to State Parks. (KQED Quest)
- A World Without Fences: A Review of Will Allen’s New Book The Good Food Revolution. A review of the newest book by the keynote speaker at last year's Land Trust Alliance Rally. (Civil Eats)
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