More private Bay Area land could become protected (PA Online)

According to a Palo Alto Online article published on Dec. 11, the Bay Area Open Space Council  identified over 1 million acres of private land that will potentially become protected. This study of the Bay Area is part of an effort to maintain its biodiversity. 

See Palo Alto Online Article 

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Environmental Volunteering Opportunities (Palo Alto Online)

Looking to help  out Palo Alto’s environment? Check out some of these programs that offer volunteering opportunities.

Acterra
3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Acterra
aims to create local solutions that foster a healthy natural environment. The
organization hosts talks on environmental issues and provides community programs
on the environment.
E-mail: info@acterra.org.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5
p.m.
Call 650-962-9876.

Canopy
3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. A
nonprofit advocate for the urban forests of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and
neighboring communities. Educates public about trees and encourages
environmental stewardship through tree planting and tree-care opportunities. The
website includes a list of local certified arborists, a Tree Library and 14
self-guided tree walks.
Call 650-964-6110.

Environmental
Volunteers

3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Dedicated to
promoting an understanding of and responsibility for the environment through
hands-on, natural science education. Volunteer docents inspire a love of nature
through classroom presentations in schools with related field trips to local
nature sites.
E-mail: info@evols.org.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Call 650-961-0545.

Info and links provided by Palo Alto’s online (http://www.paloaltoonline.com) community resoruces.

-MR