Bay Blog and News

Mason’a Marina Public Hearing meets Opposition to Plans

Joan Poulos reported in the Sonoma County Gazette that more than fifty Bodega Bay residents crowded into the meeting room at the Firehouse in Bodega Bay to let Sonoma County Regional Parks (the current operator for the County which owns the site) what they thought about the request for a feasibility study to re-design the…
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Crab feeds in question throughout North Bay

Bohemian.com is reporting that all over the North Bay in recent days, crab committees have been meeting, boards of directors have been discussing, and nonprofit organizations have fretted over the question: What to do about our annual Dungeness crab feed? The state delayed the opening of the Dungeness crab season indefinitely on Nov. 5 when…
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Cold-Water Safety Workshop for Commercial Fishermen

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer an 18-hour cold-water safety and drill conductor workshop in Bodega Bay, CA on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Bodega Bay Grange Hall, 1370 Bodega Avenue. Instructor, Beverly Noll, will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting;…
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California Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 19, 2015!

Coastwalk sponsors the Sonoma County cleanup on over 15 beaches and 8 inland sites.  Look through the lists below and pick from the beach sites or from our partner organization cleanups! Scroll down to register Today!Come to the cleanup prepared for coastal weather (hat, shoes, sunscreen, water bottle) and bring buckets and gloves if you have…
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Local Coastal Plan – Preliminary Draft

[caption id="attachment_3276" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click image to enlarge map[/caption] The comment period on the Preliminary Draft Local Coastal Plan (LCP) has been extended by 4 weeks to September 30, 2015. Submit your comments on the Preliminary Draft LCP in one of the following ways: E-Mail: PRMD-LCP-Update@sonoma-county.org Letter: Permit & Resource Management Department, 2550 Ventura Avenue,…
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Plans floated for Mason’s Marina in Bodega Bay cause stir on Sonoma Coast

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat is reporting about Sonoma County’s plans to study the creation of a new interpretive center and recreational hub at the site of Mason’s Marina in Bodega Bay have triggered alarm among coastal residents who fear the region could be overwhelmed with additional tourists and traffic if such a project were…
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September Beach Cleanups

Beach Cleanups Sep 19 – Oct 11 ~ International  Coastal Cleanup An astounding 560,000 volunteers in 91 countries picked up more than 16 million pounds of trash in our 2014 International Coastal Cleanup. http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/   Sep 19 ~ Beach Cleanup ~ Register through Coast Walk 9am- noon ~ Please  register at coastwalk.org or call 829-6689…
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Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival – Sept 12 & 13

For the last 39 years, music festivals have been a vital part of the Russian River community, and Omega Events is proud to have owned the festivals for the last 10 years. Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville offers a picturesque venue that rests along the beach of the Russian River, only a few miles from over…
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21ST ANNUAL BODEGA SEAFOOD, ART & WINE FESTIVAL

It may be held on a rugged, rural ranch but the Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival is no country bumpkin event. On August 29th and 30th in the sleepy little burg of Bodega, this 21 year old festival opens the gates to a truly unique venue with exceptional quality throughout, making it one of…
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Shell Game: Hunt for Red Abalone

The sport is sustained not just by the succulent reward — a slightly sweet, buttery meat pounded out for tenderness and often breaded for the pan — but also by the family traditions it spawns and the adventure it holds in store. The rugged coastline of Sonoma and Mendocino counties, removed only an hour or…
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Bodega Bay Public Utility District Drought Contingency Plan

1. Declaration of policy, purpose, and intent 1.1 General In order to conserve the available water supply and protect the integrity of water supply facilities, with particular regard for domestic water use, sanitation, and fire protection, and to protect and preserve public health, welfare, and safety and minimize the adverse impacts of water supply shortage…
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