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imageGood News for Salmon Leaving Coastal Streams Entering the Ocean
by Todd
According to a story in NW News Network the NOAA Fisheries are reporting some of the best conditions for young salmon leaving coastal rivers and streams and entering the Pacific Ocean. That’s because of a strong upwelling bringing nutrients up from the deeper parts of the Ocean and making nutrients available for the organisms young salmon eat....
Posted: Tue, Jan 11, 2022 8:00am PST
imageSalmon Reach Old Spawning Grounds In Heavy Rains For First Time In Years
by Todd Steiner
The heavy rains of December and January have brought endangered coho salmon up into the small tributaries of the San Geronimo Valley for the first time in years, as did the early rains of October, which brought Chinook salmon in Woodacre Creek for the first time ever documented....
Posted: Sat, Jan 8, 2022 1:08pm PST
imageTurtle Island Restoration Network Salmon Tours Featured on San Francisco Chronicle Page 1
by Todd Steiner
On January 4th 2022, the San Francisco Chronicle published a Page 1 story on Turtle Island Restoration Network’s (TIRN/SPAWN) Salmon Tours in Marin County, titled, “A good year’ to see coho salmon make their annual return to Marin creek’s." when Chronicle reporter Tara Duggan joined a TIRN/SPAWN public tour in Samuel P. Taylor State Park....
Posted: Thu, Jan 6, 2022 4:15pm PST
imageSPAWN Announces New Residential Internship Opportunities in Marin County, CA Redwoods
by Todd Steiner
Marin County-- SPAWN announces new residential internship opportunities for recent college graduates to gain training and opportunities in habitat restoration, salmon biological monitoring, native plant propagation, and effective environmental advocacy....
Posted: Tue, Jan 4, 2022 8:03am PST
imageFour California Frog Populations Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection
by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, December 27, 2021 — In response to a Center for Biological Diversity petition and lawsuit, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed Endangered Species Act protection for four populations of foothill yellow-legged frogs in the Sierra Nevada and central and Southern California. This stream-dwelling frog species has disappeared from more than 50% of its historic habitat in the state....
Posted: Mon, Dec 27, 2021 3:11pm PST
imageDeaths of Tule Elk by Ranching on Public Lands at Point Reyes Protested
by Leon Kunstenaar
Pollution by 5000 cows and 400 miles of barbed wire fencing are destroying native species...
Posted: Sun, Dec 5, 2021 10:20am PST
imageCalifornia’s Epic Traveling Wolf OR-93 is Dead After Vehicle Strike Along I-5
by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., November 24, 2021 — State wildlife agency officials announced today that OR-93, a radio-collared male wolf from Oregon who first entered California on Jan. 30, has died after being struck by a vehicle along Interstate 5 in Kern County....
Posted: Wed, Nov 24, 2021 12:42pm PST
documentCalifornia Supreme Court Review Sought for Oil, Gas Protections in Monterey County
by Center for Biological Diversity
Local Ordinance Restricting Oil Extraction, Pollution Hangs in Balance...
Posted: Fri, Nov 19, 2021 1:10pm PST
audioChallenging Colonialism s01e02: The Matter of Shellmounds (audio/mpeg 59.4MB) by Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom
This episode examines the San Francisco Bay Area mounded monuments known today as the Shellmounds. These sacred sites have long histories stretching back thousands of years, but are under threat by ongoing development projects. This episode explores the history and significance of these monuments, as well as the Indigenous-led fight to protect them....
Posted: Sun, Nov 14, 2021 5:30pm PST
imageRichmond to Phase Out Handling of Coal and Petcoke
by Adil Trehan (he/him), Beyond Coal, Northeast
Settlement establishes end date for scourge of coal and petcoke dust, and will include interim health protections for Richmond residents for the next five years...
Posted: Sat, Nov 13, 2021 10:45am PST
imageExtinction Rebellion March Repudiates COP26 "Blah, Blah, Blah"
by Leon Kunstenaar
March from SF Embarcadero to Aquatic Park with drums and large displays demands environmental action from world leaders...
Posted: Fri, Nov 12, 2021 9:16am PST
imageBay Area March for COP 26
by Leon Kunstenaar
Young and old march from Sproul Plaza to MLK Civic Center...
Posted: Sun, Nov 7, 2021 5:39pm PST
calendarA Peoples Park Garden Gathering
by Aidan Hill
2556 Haste St, Berkeley CA, 94704 South of the garden area next to the Free Speech Stage...
Event Date: Thu, Nov 18, 2021 5:00pm PST
Posted: Tue, Nov 2, 2021 7:56pm PDT
textCalifornia Delays Some Dungeness Crab Fishing to Protect Whales by Center for Biological Diversity
Announcement Comes After Humpback Entanglement in Crab Gear...
Posted: Tue, Nov 2, 2021 11:03am PDT
imageBig Money Behind Greenway's Effort to Block Passenger Rail in Santa Cruz County
by Santa Cruz News Group
The 'Yes Greenway' campaign took $56,876.47 in contributions between July 26 and September 30, according to financial documents filed today, November 1 with the County of Santa Cruz (see attached PDF file). The 'Yes Greenway' campaign committee has been collecting signatures, and officially soliciting donations, since July of this year to put an initiative on the 2022 ballot that would block the establishment of clean, electric passenger rail service along the Coastal Rail Corridor in Santa C...
Posted: Mon, Nov 1, 2021 6:01pm PDT
imageSF Protest Against BlackRock & The Destruction of The Climate By Corporations & Government
by Labor Video Project
Healthcare workers, teachers, students and community activists protested against BlackRock in San Francisco because of their investments in fossil fuels. Many painted murals on the streets surrounding the $8 trillion hedge fund....
Posted: Sat, Oct 30, 2021 1:59pm PDT
calendarNightmare on PG&E Street: Rally to Save California Solar by Save CA Solar (Bay Area)
PG&E San Francisco Headquarters, 77 Beale St, San Francisco, CA 94105...
Event Date: Mon, Nov 1, 2021 6:00pm PDT
Posted: Thu, Oct 28, 2021 9:07pm PDT
calendarClimate Walkout Strike in Santa Cruz
by Youth for Climate Justice, more
Converge at Well's Fargo, River St., Santa Cruz at 2pm...
Event Date: Fri, Oct 29, 2021 12:00pm PDT
Posted: Fri, Oct 22, 2021 4:05pm PDT
textEarly signs of hope as monarch butterflies return to California overwintering sites by The Xerces Society
Western monarchs are showing up along the California coast in greater numbers than last year’s historic low....
Posted: Thu, Oct 21, 2021 10:20pm PDT
calendarBay Area COP26 Rebellion: March & Rally to Demand Climate Emergency Action Now!
by Extinction Rebellion,, more grps
San Francisco Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111; Peaceful protest Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines:
Event Date: Thu, Nov 11, 2021 12:00pm PST
Posted: Thu, Oct 21, 2021 6:58pm PDT