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2013-06-03 23:01:52

Walking inn to inn is a unique and healthy way to experience interesting coastal hamlets and unparalleled nature. Inn To End takes care of the details this Summer and Fall 2013. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Walking and Trekking place to place has long been a pastime for many Europeans. It is embedded in their culture. Germans and Brits enjoy getting out the walking sticks and ambling in nature with friends and family whenever possible. The most popular and established Inn to inn...

2009-08-03 17:58:09

A predatory snail indigenous to the Atlantic Ocean is decimating native oysters living in Tomales Bay north of San Francisco, scientists said Monday. About half of the Olympia oysters in the coastal estuary fell to a predatory whelk snail, a California Sea Grant-funded study published in the July issue of the Oecologia journal said. The grant's operation is based at the University of California-San Diego, which distributed a news release. The type of oyster drill savages oysters by boring...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By Ptak, Elisabeth This excerpt from a new book showcases six artists who participate in the annual Ranches & Rolling Hills art show, which helps protect California's unspoiled western Marin County By Elisabeth Ptak FEW PLACES in the United States provide a pastoral landscape as appealing and memorable as that of western Marin County. Winding roads curve around vast panoramas of land and sea. The passing scene is enhanced by family farms that line the shores and are tucked into...

2008-07-25 00:00:27

By Jennifer Upshaw, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 24--Trainees from two-dozen federal, state and local agencies converged Thursday at the mouth of Bolinas Lagoon to test oil spill skills as they prepared for the next disaster. The emergency response drill coordinated by the Marin County Parks and Open Space Department capped several days of classroom training aimed at preparing participants for a spill. "This is the process having evolved from the lessons that...

2008-07-23 15:00:51

A report issued by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the Interior has concluded that the National Park Service knowingly used false scientific data to bolster its attempt to drive a local oyster company from the Point Reyes National Seashore area. The investigation conducted by the Inspector General reveals that Park Service officials made false scientific claims, misled other federal authorities and attempted to hide data that called into question the...

2008-07-19 00:00:21

By Rob Rogers, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 18--The latest stage of the $5 million effort to turn the former Waldo Giacomini Dairy near Point Reyes Station into a 550-acre wetlands wasn't scheduled to begin until late this week. But time and tide wait for no one, and a seven-foot tide July 1 broke through one of the levees surrounding the former pasture, creating unexpected problems for project workers. "We went out there andethere was a three-foot leopard shark...

2008-07-10 00:00:16

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 10--What's in a name? A lot, if you talk to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Pelosi has fashioned legislation that would rename the recreation area the "Golden Gate National Parks." The amount of recreation area land in Marin is significant: Of its 75,500 acres, roughly 55 percent is in the county and represented by Muir Woods and areas such as the Bolinas Ridge, Fort Baker, Fort...

2008-07-06 00:00:12

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 5--The beleaguered Baker's larkspur may get a boost from University of California at Berkeley botanists who are growing the only-in-Marin plant in hopes of re-establishing it in the county. The hapless plant -- found nowhere in the world except Marin -- has a bad run in recent years after a rare patch was hacked down by county road crews, ripped out by a backhoe clearing a culvert and burned in a fire caused by a traffic...


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