Category Archives: Coastal Ecology

They’re Either FOIA or Against Ya

Timely and honest access to data and reliable information from our government is vital to our democracy.  Enshrined in Federal law, the Freedom of Information Act gives the public broad access to the records of Federal departments and agencies.  It … Continue reading

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National Park Service concealed high levels of toxic material in Drakes Estero project

Critical information withheld from US Army Corps of Engineers permit applications and NEPA documents. There are new developments in the Russian River Times ongoing investigation of National Park Service (NPS) misconduct in Drakes Estero. After their controversial decade-long battle to … Continue reading

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Toxic National Park Service

More corruptive acts in the decade long battle to close the historic oyster farm in Drake’s Estero The Russian River Times (RR Times) has obtained photographs and samples from the National Park Service (NPS) Drake’s Estero ‘Restoration’ project site where … Continue reading

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Dollars Disappear in Drake’s Estero

National Park Service busts through seal-pupping deadline as fired former diver challenges costs. National Park Service (NPS) was supposed to have finished its Drakes Estero Restoration Project by the beginning of the seal- pupping season on March 1 this year.  In … Continue reading

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Salazar Oyster Farm Decision Hides from History and Abandons Science

  By Sarah Rolph After seven years of repeated National Park Service (NPS) allegations that Drakes Bay Oyster Farm harmed the environment, the multimillion-dollar NPS Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) created to support those claims was quietly abandoned by Interior Department … Continue reading

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Sonoma’s Shark Superhighway

From the Russian River Times November 2010 Late each summer, great white sharks return from their Northeastern Pacific ‘Café’ to the same locations on the California Coast.   One of the major destinations is a triangular area generally defined by Anno … Continue reading

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