What a week we've had so far in the Bay Area! Between the rain and the baseball (and the baseball in the rain), it's been an exciting one and it's only Wednesday. What does the rest of the week hold for us? For you?
"Why go to Hawaii when paradise is right here in the east bay?" according to the Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante who took over 200 youth to parks around the East Bay this summer using public transit and Transit & Trails to plan their trips.
- EPA Awards $6.5 Million for Ten Projects to Restore San Francisco Bay Water Quality and Habitats. Cutting pollution and restoring wetlands critical to improving water quality. (EPA press release)
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area turns the big 4-0. It was the odd combination of America's war machine, a band of determined land conservationists and a soon-to-be tarnished president that helped preserve lands that today are the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which turns 40 years old Saturday. (Marin IJ)
- Drakes Bay at Point Reyes named national historic landmark. Drakes Bay in the Point Reyes National Seashore on Wednesday became one of America’s national historic landmarks. (Press Democrat)
- Benicia OKs contract for waterfront park planner. A waterfront park project that could bring trails, benches, interpretive panels and marshland preservation to downtown Benicia is moving forward. (Times Herald)
- A really fun way to learn more about the Delta (KQED Quest)
Every Wednesday we find stories about land conservation. 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. Who is going to speak is on our blog and Events page. Seats are filling up quickly! Register here.