Archive for the 'Water' Category

On a clear day

Monday, October 5th, 2009

This morning brings two articles, one from the Merc, and one from the Chron, about a report (link goes to a 15 MB PDF) issued by the San Francisco Estuary Institute about the health of the bay. The coverage of these issues is as interesting to me as the issues themselves. The news is that […]

Better living through chemistry

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Well, once again we come to that semi-annual exercise in despair at human nature that is trash cleanup along the Guadalupe River. Today was Coastal Cleanup Day (as opposed to National River Cleanup Day, which is in the spring) and I joined a group which met at the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens visitor center, […]

CSA Box, on the move

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

I had tried to do this whole post on my iPhone, before coming home, but I was foiled by flickr’s refusal to supply the URL for photos to its mobile version. Anyway. I myself am going to be on the move for most of next week, so I left most of my CSA box to […]

Guadalupe Saturday

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

I rode my bike along the Guadalupe River Trail this morning, amazed, as always, to see the airport after pulling up the short, steep hill under 880. There were several events going on downtown, a classic car and truck show and what I guess are the day-before festivities for the Live Strong Challenge. I thanked […]

Guadalupe River Trail

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

This morning’s Merc has a nice travelogue by Lisa Krieger about a ride along the Guadalupe River Trail. I’ve always stopped at the airport, where the trail turns to gravel. I’ll have to push on one day when I have a couple hours to spend.

And your point about recycled water is what, exactly?

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Sometimes the dual food and water focus of this blog produces some unsavory juxtapositions, but this graphic is too good to pass up. The original poster’s point is, of course, that the Delta is in serious trouble. I won’t dispute that. But when people express squeamishness about recycled water, remember that this is where half […]

Vortex weir fishway

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

It sounds like the name of a band. What a great phrase. This morning, I went with Mondy Lariz, wearing his hat as Executive Director of the Stevens and Permanente Creeks Watershed Council, on a tour of fish ladders on Stevens Creek. It’s not just a long, ugly boulevard; Stevens Creek is a real waterway […]

Cry me a river

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

I know I’ve used that before, but, really, it’s the only title possible. Today is National Rivers Day, and I joined a group of volunteers sponsored by Save the Bay, Creek Connections Action Group and City of San José to clean up a stretch of the Guadalupe River. There were about 25 volunteers, many of […]

Fruit and Water

Friday, May 15th, 2009

As I said when I came back to it, I see a continuity between the water focus of the beginning of this blog, and my current exploration of local food systems. So here, in another nod to the past, is a link to a very interesting article from the Amador County Ledger-Dispatch about how reducing […]

How dry I am

Friday, October 31st, 2008

I have to hope that you’re not getting your news from my blog (especially given the frequency with which I post) but I wanted to make sure that this piece of news didn’t slip by. The California State Department of Water Resources has announced that 2009 allocations for the State Water Project, of which the […]

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