FC News Notes: Open Space does not have to inhibit housing growth/ Calaveras Noise Ordinance?
Conflicts alleged for 2 on Delta water council
Sac Bee Saturday Apr 3, 2010
The new governing body charged with fixing the Delta's many problems is off to a rocky start, with conflict-of-interest claims swirling around.
Delta Council needs to be conflict-free
Editorial on the new Delta council from the Sacramento Bee. April 7, http://www.sacbee.com/2010/04/07/2660275/delta-panel-must-be-conflict-fr...
Growth and Development
Open space protection didn't inhibit housing growth
New study shows that protecting land in the South Bay had little effect on housing development. SF Chronicle, April 4, http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/04/BAUL1CN0OC.DTL
Republican environmentalists ask: What would Reagan do?
Republicans for Environmental Protection claim Reagan would act on climate change. LA Times. April 3, http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-reagan-climate4-201...
Campaign against landmark climate change law heats up
Opponents of AB 32 claim it will hurt our state economy, while supporters disagree. SF Chronicle, April 4, http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/04/MNF91CO3TU.DTL
When sewage isn't a dirty word
Santa Rosa using algae to purify wastewater, then generate energy for electric cars. Miller-McCune, April 3, http://www.miller-mccune.com/science-environment/when-sewage-is-not-a-di...
Economist says salmon job losses overstated
The UOP economist whose ag job-loss estimates were lower than industry claims, also claims fishers have overstated their job losses due the the salmon closures. The Record, April 6, http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100406/A_NEWS/4060324 (registration required, 10 full stories a month free)
Delta smelt in peril, Fish and Wildlife says
Sac Bee Saturday Apr 3, 2010
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the Delta smelt is
in danger of extinction and should be downgraded to "endangered”
Don't let the salmon go the way of the buffalo
Eloquent blog post by salmon fishermen rep Zeke Grader on the plight of salmon, fishermen and North Coast communities. SF Gate City Brights, April 2, http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/zgrader/detail?entry_id=60523
Odds and Ends
Calaveras supes to look at noise issues
From roosters to noisy motorboats, noise can be a quality of life issue. Calaveras Enterprise, April 2, http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/articles/2010/04/04/news/news03_noise...
Calaveras considers noise ordinance
The ordinance may address everything from roosters to dirt bikes. Supervisor Tom Tryon points out that many of the complaints are the result of "rural sprawl." The Record, April 7, http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100407/A_NEWS/4070317 (registration required, 10 articles per month free)
Campgrounds improved, but fees are increasing
Stanislaus National Forest upgrades campgrounds, raises fees. The Record, April 3, http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100404/A_NEWS/4040312 (registration required to read)
National Geographic debuts Sierra Geotourism website
The town of Volcano, Middle Bar Bridge, Mokelumne River and Roaring Camp are among the local features. Sacramento Bee, April 8, http://www.sacbee.com/2010/04/08/2662290/national-geographic-other-partn...
Sutter Creek Duck Race
Don’t forget to buy your ducks for this year’s Duck Race! This is a win/win situation… The Foothill Conservancy benefits and you could win a million bucks!
Duck adoptions are down this year so every duck has better odds of winning!
Don’t be left out, adopt your duck today!
one duck for $5 bucks,
five ducks for $20 bucks,
or 25 ducks for $100 bucks.
Send your checks, made out to ACRA, to:
PO Box 1255
Pine Grove , CA 95665
We’ll mail you back your Duck adoption papers right away.
We also need volunteers to help set up on April 23rd and to help out on race day the 24th.
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