Happy Halloween! What are you doing to celebrate? There will be about 347 million people in San Francisco today to celebrate something else...
- Homeland Security: Tribe aims to use modern means to protect ancestral lands. Sempervirens Fund is partnering with the Amah Mutsuns tribe on their common goals. (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
- Rangeland at Risk. A radio program about the ecological impacts that might occur if the Williamson Act doesn't continue. Panelists discussed this report from UC Davis. (KQED Forum)
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area Turns 40 Years Old. A tribute to the 80,000+ acres of the GGNRA. (Marin IJ, Huffington Post and Press Democrat)
- 'Off the Beaten Path': tranquil SF spots. There is iconic San Francisco - the skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable cars. Then there is secret San Francisco - the unpaved spots of tranquillity tucked inside city parks. (SF Chronicle)
- New Alamo Canal Trail Undercrossing Opens Saturday. East Bay Regional Park District to unveil its first green transportation project. (Livermore Patch)
- Funding for Urban Greening Projects will be available through the Strategic Growth Council.
- Big Sears Point marsh restoration gets $4.2 million boost. With $4.2 million in new funding, the Sonoma Land Trust is set next year to begin an ambitious project to restore wetlands and provide public access to nearly 1,000 acres of former farmland along San Pablo Bay. (Press Democrat) -- see below about our Gathering on November 15 where we'll be talking about this project
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. The projects we're going to discuss and the panel of speakers are on our blog and Events page. Seats are filling up quickly! Register here.