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Deal Will Provide Recycled Water to Seaside Golf Courses

Recycled water will soon be irrigating the Bayonet and Black Horse golf courses, both owned by the city of Seaside. The change will result in less water being pumped out of the over-taxed Seaside Groundwater Basin.

(Sept. 12, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Califiornia Fish and Wildlife: Fish during ‘Hoot Owls’ Periods

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking recreational anglers to begin practices to minimize stress and mortality among fish populations suffering from drought conditions. This means voluntarily changing how, when and where they fish.

(July 27, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report

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Monterey County hosts community workshop focused on climate change

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Sustainability Program will host an in-person workshop Thursday, Sept. 29, to understand the community’s challenges and opportunities about climate change, with a focus on resilience, equity and adaptation.  This two-hour public event, from 6 to …


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Action Heroes

For half a century, this group has reduced waste, reimagined local transportation and redesigned buildings. It’s all part of Ecology Action’s quest for sustainability.


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Cal Am’s desalination application deemed ready for a Coastal Commission vote, possibly by year's end.

After initially turning away California American Water’s application for its controversial desalination plant as incomplete, the state commission said Friday that the water utility had filled the gaps in its application. The proposal is clear to go in front of…


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Walden Monterey is finally poised to sell lots to ecology-minded buyers with millions to spend.

In 2018, the Walden Monterey housing development had its debut, touting simplified living among a 600-acre oak forest off Highway 68, in the tradition of 19th-century poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau. Unlike Thoreau, who used lumber from the land…


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Pumping of the deep aquifer, which holds ancient water, has intensified in recent years. And it’s bad.

What if the water coming out of your tap, or the water irrigating the produce you eat, was mined from an ancient water source from when woolly mammoths used to walk the Earth? Is that sustainable?


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San Lucas and San Ardo students help protect Big Sur’s Redwood Grove

SOUTH MONTEREY COUNTY — Students from San Lucas and San Ardo schools returned from Big Sur State Park earlier this summer after waging war against invasive nonnative vegetation that, if left unrestrained, would overtake critical Redwood habitat. In conjunction with …


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The 5 Greatest Threats to Lake Tahoe

Tahoe is majestic and awe inspiring with its jagged mountain peaks, thick forests, swift-running rivers and hundreds of glacial and alpine lakes.


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ReGen is the new name for Monterey Regional Waste Management District.

This is not your grandparents' dump. And the change in scope as well as name reflects that.


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As Big Sur tourism soars, the federal government wants to protect its land.

In rising numbers, roadtrippers, backpackers, hikers and campers from across the globe have steadily saturated Big Sur’s roads, trails, parks and campgrounds in recent years. As the region’s popularity has grown, so too have concerns from residents and agencies over…


Image caption: Artist's rendering of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will be the largest in the world.
The Bridge to Coexistence

The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will help pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains cross 10 lanes of Highway 101, will be the largest in the world.


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