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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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National Park Service: There they go again

Triggered by a whistleblower, another NPS cloud of scandal descends on Point Reyes National Seashore . The  National Parks Foundation (NPF) website, under the heading ‘Saving the Ecological Sanctuary of an Estuary,’ talks about their contribution to the $4 million … Continue reading

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What lies in Drake’s Estero

Journalism is supposed to be the first draft of history, not the first rewrite of press releases and sound bites. In recent weeks, some journalists reporting on the Estero controversy say “they would not touch the science,” not realizing the irony … Continue reading

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What Was the Deal?

 By Sarah Rolph The story told by anti-oyster farm activists is that the Lunnys reneged on a deal. These activists have linked that story with another story about “wilderness,” claiming that the public was promised Drakes Estero would be wilderness … Continue reading

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Salazar Brings Closure to the Oyster Farm, but not to the Community.

A walk down the main street in Point Reyes reveals a community shocked and deeply angered over the closure of the historic oyster farm in Drakes Estero.  During the seven-year conflict, and despite repeated promises to do so long before … Continue reading

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