Saturday, May 10, 2008

California, the conservation state!

From the Associated Press:

LONG BEACH, Calif.—The $7 million, 50-acre Dominguez Gap Wetlands project in Long Beach is already becoming a wildlife haven.

Mayor Bob Foster and Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe cut the ribbon on the flood channel wetlands Thursday.

The project along the east of west sides of the Los Angeles River near the San Diego Freeway is designed to provide flood protection, clean water and an urban nature preserve.

It also improves groundwater quality and offers trails for walkers and horseback riders.

The red-shouldered hawk, great blue heron and tri-colored blackbird are already returning to the area.


Historic SoCal land conservation deal hammered out

Thursday, May 8, 2008

A group of environmentalists and the owners of a large expanse of wilderness have hammered out a deal that would result in the largest parcel of land designated for conservation in California history that could rival Yosemite National Park in its diversity of wildlife.

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