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Restoring East Bay Streams

Here are a few recent and dramatic successes in a 40-year movement to reclaim and restore the Bay Area’s urban creeks.
April 22, 2015

Worst Mistakes in Waste Diversion

These five tips can make your recyle, compost, and trash bins greener.
April 04, 2015

Best Hikes of the East Bay

The beauty of hiking in the East Bay is that it can be a lone experience not far from the trailhead. This guide includes lesser-known adventures as well as old favorites in a world of hiking microclimates with unique characteristics. From Alameda, Berkeley, and Crockett to Moraga, Oakland, and San Leandro with varying distances and levels of difficulty, these hikes are sure to please.
March 22, 2015

Wendy Wheeler and Thomas Page Hike All the East Bay Park Trails

Two friends undertake a massive trekking project that takes them to the near and far-flung reaches of EBRP District lands.
March 15, 2015

Cattle Call at Anthony Chabot Regional Park

The parks district brings back cows after a two-year hiatus.
December 08, 2014

Conservationists and Zoo Spar Over Knowland Park

After nearly 20 years, the Oakland Zoo is ready to break ground on a conservation exhibit in Knowland Park this fall. But it’s not even close to settling its fight with local conservationists.
July 02, 2014

Tora Rocha Greens Up Oakland

Tora Rocha believes in bees. And butterflies, hoverflies, and wasps. Why? Because these insects are the city’s pollinators, and without them, Oakland wouldn’t have the healthy plants that produce food, fibers, spices, and even medicines.
May 01, 2014

Oakland Slow on Urban-Ag Incentive Front

Oakland food-justice advocates have long dreamed of turning local vacant lots into small farms and community gardens. At the end of last year, many hoped that AB 551, a new state law building incentives into urban agriculture practices, would be the push needed to turn Oakland’s blighted land into blood oranges. But those eager for speedy implementation will have to exercise patience.
May 01, 2014

Aquaponic Gardens Come to Castlemont

Software engineer Eric Maundu starts Kijani Grows to help farming in his native Kenya and takes the technology to an Oakland school.
March 30, 2014

Flare Up Over Firewood

EBRP passes on a chance to capitalize on local firewood.
March 30, 2014