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Salazar backs park science

09/21/2011
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar struck a definitive tone in the debate over Drakes Estero this week by calling the science behind a much-anticipated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) “accurate.” In recent weeks, independent experts have criticized a study published by park scientists, which found that oyster cultivation resulted in seal displacement...

Ellsberg endorses Solomon

09/21/2011
Daniel Ellsberg, the anti-war and First Amendment advocate who leaked the historic Pentagon Papers, has formally endorsed democratic Congressional candidate and Inverness Park resident Norman Solomon and will join him on the campaign trail at a $200-a-head fundraising event on September 22, at a private residence in Mill Valley. The...

Bolinas Lagoon road restoration

09/21/2011
Caltrans has begun a project to repair 4,900 feet of rock slope protection and provide new paving along Highway One, near the Bolinas Lagoon. The $3.5 million project, located along a two-mile stretch in the north and south-bound lanes of the highway, is the first to incorporate recommended improvements from...

Marijuana raid in Hick’s Valley

09/21/2011
The Marin County Sheriffs Office’s Marijuana Eradication Team (MET) hauled 7,375 mature plants Tuesday from a property on the steep terrain of Hicks Mountain off of Point Reyes-Petaluma Road after deer hunters reported the elaborate grow operation about a week ago. Sleeping bags, personal items, a large power generator and...

Schools consider sharing resources

09/21/2011
Amidst recent state budget cuts, looming retirements and internal administrative reorganizations, the Shoreline Unified, Bolinas-Stinson and Lagunitas school districts and Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke convened at Walker Creek Ranch Monday for a special joint board meeting to explore options for personnel and resource sharing in the...

PRBO celebrates 45 years

09/15/2011
This weekend marks the 45th anniversary of PRBO Conservation Science’s local Palomarin Field Station. The station, located at the southern end of the Point Reyes National Seashore outside of Bolinas, has served as an important training facility for hundreds of nascent biologists with interests in birding and field study. Each...

MMWD makse big budget cut

09/15/2011
The Marin Municipal Water District cut the budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year by three percent, establishing an operating budget of $66.4 million and a capital improvement budget of $14.9 million. “The new budget is conservative, reflecting both today’s economic realities and the ongoing reduction in revenues MMWD has experienced,”...

Tsunami diggers visit the estero

09/15/2011
A group of geologists recently completed fieldwork within Drakes Estero as part of a federally funded project that will comb the coastline from Cape Mendocino to the border of Mexico for sedimentary evidence of prehistoric tsunamis. While a substantial amount of paleo-tsunami research has been conducted around Humboldt County and...

GGNRA draft plan released

09/15/2011
Golden Gate National Recreation Area has released the draft of a new General Management Plan, which will serve as the park’s chief regulatory document for the next 20 years. The draft, available for public viewing and comment submission through November 7, recommends a series of moderate changes to trails and...

New Tomales Bay boat launch planned for Marconi

09/15/2011
Plans to build a recreational park and boat launch on five acres of vacant state land at Marconi Cove in Marshall moved forward last week as the California Coastal Commission approved a nearby CalTrans project that will funnel $266,000 into the park’s development funds. The proposed $1.2 million park would...

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