California seafloor mapping reveals wealth of data

Seafloor mapping program a coalition of multiple partners and agencies SANTA CRUZ, Calif.  Science and technology have peeled back a veil of water just offshore of California, revealing the hidden seafloor in unprecedented detail. New imagery, specialized undersea maps, and a wealth of data from along the California coast are now available. Three new products […]

Peregrine Falcon conservation and recovery

By James Hale;             Captive breeding programs have led to the falcons’ recovery The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) is a large cosmopolitan falcon with superior hunting skills capable of flight exceeding 240 miles per hour. The scientific name peregrinus is Latin for wandering, in reference to its worldwide range. The […]

How to stay cool in the parks

by Beverly Lane;              If you’re looking for places to stay cool during these hot summer days, the East Bay Regional Park District can help. One obvious option is any of the park district’s swim areas. The district operates six open-water lakefront swim beaches, three chlorinated swim lagoons and three […]

The Peregrine Falcons’ recovery through conservation

The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) is a large cosmopolitan falcon with superior hunting skills capable of flight exceeding 240 miles per hour. The scientific name peregrinus is Latin for wandering, in reference to its worldwide range. The insidious effects of DDT, a chlorinated hydrocarbon, from 1940s to the 1970s had significant negative impacts on nesting […]

The California Red-legged Frog a local endangered species

by James Hale: The California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii) is endemic to California, and ranges from extreme northern Baja California, Mexico through the northern half of the state. It is most common in the Coast Ranges and occurs in isolated, disjunct populations in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is apparently absent from […]

The 2013 Trails Challenge gets you hiking

by Beverly Lane:           There are regional parks conveniently located throughout the East Bay, and there may be one near you that you haven’t discovered yet. A good way to find out more about the regional parks and explore a new one is to enroll in the park district’s Trails Challenge […]

Iron Horse trail section will link workers with BART

An East Bay Regional Park extension of the Iron Horse Trail in Pleasanton that will  link the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station with many local destinations was officially started at a ceremony held May 1 on the Kaiser Permanente campus in Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton. “This 1.5 mile trail segment is of extraordinary value to the business community and major […]

Perspectives on Mount Diablo, new at Museum of SRV

New Exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley April 27 – June 30, 2013  Mount Diablo is fascinating and complex, and the new exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley views this iconic landmark from several angles, exploring its diverse qualities and intriguing history. Underwritten by the Lesher Foundation, Perspectives on […]