We know this is a mixed crowd, but who will be watching the Giants game today? Game time is 1:07pm. It's also a beautiful day to go outside... not that we advocate for playing hookie or anything. All we know is that we're loving October in the Bay Area.
- Natural Climate Variability in the California Coast Range looking for ponds for research. Download Natural Climate Variability overview.
- Review and provide feedback on the Coastal Conservancy's 5 year strategic plan.
- Everyone Eats There. California’s Central Valley is our greatest food resource. So why are we treating it so badly? (NY Times by Mark Bittman)
- Waiting For The Rain. Nervously enjoying an Indian Summer in Northern California (Earthjustice blog)
- Benicia waterfront park plan set to move forward. The waterfront park project could move forward Tuesday with the City Council set to award a contract for the master plan. (Times-Herald)
- Napa Marsh restoration begins final phase. The last phase of a 20-year effort to restore almost 10,000 acres of wetlands where the Napa River empties into the San Pablo Bay will soon be under way. (Napa Valley Register)
- Bedford Gallery's new exhibit explores new ways of looking at nature. There's a lot more to nature art than paintings of deer sipping from a pristine pond. Just how much more is apparent in "Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art," a new exhibit at Walnut Creek's Bedford Gallery. (Contra Costa Times)
- Charlie Bowen honored for work on Berkeley’s paths. Ms. Bowen of the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association was named the 2012 Cox Conservation Hero for Northern California for her decade-long effort to restore the unimproved public paths in the Berkeley hills. (Berkeleyside)
- North Richmond festival celebrates shoreline, open space. East Bay Regional Park District partners with local organizations for the seventh North Richmond Shoreline Festival. (Richmond Confidential)
Every Wednesday we find stories about land conservation. We try to stay positive here and leave the bad news for Twitter. You can scroll through past Happenings right here.
Our next Gathering will be on November 15 from 10am-1pm at the Brower Center in Berkeley and we're going to be talking about Managing Land with Science in Hand. We're going to announce the speakers soon but why not just come anyway? Register here.