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and Thursday, December 17th

 

County to Nick’s Cove: Stop the Helicopter Flights
Marin County has told Nick’s Cove and Wine Country Helicopters to cease the helicopter flights to Nick’s Cove in Marshall immediately. In emails obtained by KWMR, Cristy Stanley of the Marin County Community Development office has said that the flights are illegal because they are not within the Nick’s Cove permits, even though they are organized by the Napa helicopter company and not Nick’s Cove.  George Clyde reports.

 

 

Point Reyes Seashore Eco System Could Change with Warmer Ocean Currents
The changing ocean currents are a by-product of Global Warming, but how will they affect West Marin and the Point Reyes National Seashore?  In a two part report, science reporter Cassandra Brooks looks into how warming ocean currents are affecting the coastal waters here.


 

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…and the Weekend!

 

Dead Zones, Ocean Acidification said to be future of coast off West Marin
In the second of a two part series, science reporter Cassandra Brooks explores what the effects of climate change will have on the currents and marine life off of West Marin and the Point Reyes National Seashore.  Brooks, who hails from New Hampshire and is a visiting journalist in West Marin, has a background in Marine Biology and Communications. She is also a media intern at the National Park Services Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center, where her podcasts can be heard. 

 

Weibke Buxbaum Remembered
A memorial service was held for longtime citizen of Point Reyes, Weibke Buxbaum.  KWMR correspondent Herb Kutchins knew Buxbaum, whose work will be felt around West Marin for decades to come.  Buxbaum’s family asks that any donations in her memory be made to either the
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, or to the Point Reyes Dance Palace.


 

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and Tuesday, December 22nd

New Owner for Borello Ranch - Sewage Ponds and All
Judy Borello has sold her 864-acre ranch near Millerton Point in Marshall to a partnership owned by Michael Green of San Francisco.  The buyer takes over the sewage ponds where most of the region’s septic trucks dump their sewage. The property is not encumbered by Williamson Act restrictions or MALT conservation easements, and further development is a possibility. George Clyde speaks with Green about his plans.

 

Steiner comes under fire for Creek Building
Todd Steiner, the executive director of the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network is under fire for unpermitted building on a creek that runs near his property – the very type of thing that the SPAWN leader has fought against. 

 

West Marin Okay after Swine Flu Recall
The Center for Disease Control has recalled about 800,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine due to contamination. Was West Marin affected at the vaccine clinic in November?  We get details from the Marin County Health Department’s Anju Goey.

 

Food and Toy Giveaway in PRS
A group of volunteers gathered at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station to give away more than 120 cases of food to those in need in West Marin.