Drakes Bay Oyster Company Denied Lease Renewal"After careful consideration of the applicable law and policy, I have directed the National Park Service to allow the permit for the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. to expire ... and to return the Drakes Estero to the state of wilderness that Congress designated ...
Decision about Drakes Bay oyster farming expected this weekU.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, right, looks over bags of oyster shells during a tour of Drakes Bay Oyster Company with owner Kevin Lunny, left, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.
Marine vomit threatens Drakes EsteroThe soft, muddy bottom of the 2,500-acre estero doesn't naturally provide ample solid surfaces where D. vex grows best, but the infrastructure of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company does. The hard substrate of wooden oyster racks, as well as boats, hulls ...
Interior Secretary visits Marin, says no decision yet on Pt. Reyes oyster farm ...Interior Secretary Ken Salazar,left, meets to discuss the future of the oyster operation on Drakes Estero in the Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.
Point Reyes National Seashore, embattled at 50There were seven years left on the Johnson's permit when the Drakes Bay Oyster Company took over the operation from the family in 2005.
Drakes Bay Oyster Company Repeated Coastal Act Violations Trigger ...The California Coastal Commission has initiated enforcement proceedings against Drakes Bay Oyster Company for illegal coastal development, violation of harbor seal protection measures, and failure to control significant amounts of its plastic pollution.
Honoring Achievements of Hispanic Food Producers, But No Engagement With ...There are roughly 30 hard-working skilled professionals of Latin American descent who work for Drakes Bay Oyster Company. They will lose their jobs if Secretary Salazar doesn't take into consideration their current struggle against the irregular ...
Meet the Oyster GirlsThe Lalickers take the time to travel to local oyster farms (Tomales Bay Oyster Company and Drakes Bay Oyster Company), going out on small motorboats to pick up the product, bring it back to land and spray wash it before taking it to a party.
McEvoy harvest partyBut this year, even more bounty was on the table as the McEvoys added fresh oysters to the menu in support of their neighbors Nancy and Kevin Lunny, who are in a lease battle to save their Drakes Bay Oyster Farm. And those briny bivalves paired ...
Back to the wild in Point ReyesAt the center of the dispute is Drakes Bay Oyster Co., which operates on Drakes Estero, a spectacular and ecologically significant estuary located in an area that has been federally designated as wilderness.
US Interior Secretary to visit Marin today as oyster decision looms30 -- on the fate of a Point Reyes oyster farm. Salazar is scheduled to visit the Drakes Bay Oyster Co., whose lease is in contention, and with Point Reyes National Seashore staff and those who want the oyster operation closed down. The oyster farm has ...
Feds Deciding Fate of Point Reyes Oyster Farm... at Drakes Bay Oyster Co. for a while. That's when the operation's 40-year lease, granted when the area became Point Reyes National Seashore, expires.
Marin Readers' Forum for Nov. 26The National Park Service doesn't want to renew the lease of Drake's Bay Oyster Co. It doesn't care that a source of valuable, nutritious and "green" produced food will be cut off or that employees of the company will be jobless, just before Christmas ...
National Park Service Urged To Follow The "Precautionary Principle" In ...More than a little science, and more than a little debate over the soundness of that science, has been conducted on the oyster farm's impact on the estero, and a decision on the fate of the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. is due any day now. Alternate Text Much ...
Amy Meyer: Point Reyes' natural treasure is at riskWhen it designated Drakes Estero a Wilderness Area in 1976, Congress allowed an existing oyster company to grow nonnative oysters until its lease expired on Nov. 30, 2012. The law intended that Drakes Estero's ecologically rich features would then be ...
Fremont Diner in Sonoma stepping upOutside on a gravel side lot, he gave wooden picnic tables a bright coat of aqua paint and added some umbrellas; it doesn't hurt that the lot overlooks vineyards, farms and mountains. During the day, a rust-colored dog will timidly sneak across the ...
Time for Secretary Salazar to Save California's First Marine Wilderness AreaCongress passed a law designating the Drakes Bay estuary within the seashore the first marine wilderness area on the west coast.
Window Seat or Aisle Seat: New Family Holiday Traditions South of the EquatorOriginally established as a penal colony, it was also a vibrant hub for gold miners and sheep farmers. Today most of the ... The four-day cruise takes you through through the Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel and around Tierra del Fuego archipelago ...
Marin Readers' Forum for Nov. 8Spotswood's column reflects a manufactured conflict by Drakes Bay Oyster Co. lobbyists designed to distract the public from the company's repeated Coastal Act violations and other adverse impacts to the estero from commercial operations. The recent ...
Marin food calendar for the week of Nov. 14, 2012Thursdays: Oyster specials. LA CUCINA SEMPLICE - P.O. Box 522, Ross; 235-2261; www.lacucinasemplice.com. Ongoing: Italian cooking classes.