Best Bodies Of Water To Visit In Northern CaliforniaSan Francisco is fortunate enough to be surrounded by the bay with easy access to the Pacific Ocean. There are also plenty of lakes, bays, ponds, creeks and marshes among others that are also in and around San Francisco. Birding, boating and bicycling are all activities that can be enjoyed at these underrated water destinations. Whether you want to spend a lazy day on the water or have a picnic by the shore, these bodies of water will have you exploring these lesser known gems.
Park Fee Proposal For Sonoma County Beaches Moves To Coastal CommissionA battle is coming to a head between beach goers and Sonoma County over proposed new fees the county wants to charge people to park at four beaches.
Aggressive Wild Turkeys Breeding Like Bunnies Around The Bay AreaBay Area ecologists are concerned about an explosion in the wild turkey population, and say some are on the attack.
East Bay Parks Buying Contra Costa County Farmland To Help Protect Threatened AnimalsThe East Bay Regional Park District’s Board of Directors voted Tuesday to purchase a tract of farmland in Contra Costa County to provide habitat for threatened animals, according to district officials.
San Francisco Ballot Measure Would Set Aside City Funds For Parks San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell introduced a ballot measure this week that he said could generate an additional $350 million for city parks over the next 15 years.
California Beaches, Parks Turning Off Showers, Foot-Faucets To Save Water During DroughtCalifornia state beaches and parks are turning off the taps starting Wednesday.
Muir Woods Entry Fee Going Up From $7 To $10Entry for children under 16 years of age will continue to be free, said the National Park Service, which announced the price increase on Thursday.
$1.5M Spent To Renovate 2 Public Restrooms In San FranciscoRecreation and Park Department officials opened renovated public restrooms Friday along Ocean Beach in San Francisco, city officials said.
6-Fold Increase In San Francisco Homeless Citations Directly Coincides With Ed Lee’s Tenure As MayorThere's been a significant increase recently in the number of citations issued in San Francisco to the homeless who camp out in the city's parks and open spaces.
Free Entrance To National Parks Offered This Weekend This weekend may be the perfect time to visit a national park, as entrance fees are being waived for the third time this year.
Sex Offenders Allowed To Live Closer To Schools, Parks Under New California RegulationsCalifornia will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children.
San Francisco Recreation & Parks Manager Hit By Falling Tree, Critically InjuredA San Francisco Recreation and Parks manager is in critical condition after being struck by a falling tree in the city’s Bayview district Tuesday morning, firefighters said.

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