Environment

Peach Fruit Fly treatments to occur in parts of eastern Menlo Park

On July 9, 2019, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) issued a notice in our area about Peach Fruit Flies (Bactrocera zonata) – an invasive fruit fly that, if established, could result in adverse impacts on native plants and produce. CDFA detected the insects in Palo Alto and identified a treatment area that […]

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Spotted: Circumzenithal arc over Menlo Park

Menlo Park resident David Sowerine sent us photos of a circumzenithal arc spotted overhead in Menlo Park last night shortly before 7:00 pm. And yes that got us scrambling for the dictionary. David was good enough to send a link to Atmospheric Optics with more information: “The circumzenithal arc, CZA, is the most beautiful of […]

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Point Lobos State Natural Preserve is a wildlife wonderland

InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most spent the 4th of July visiting Point Lobos State Natural Preserve which is just south of Carmel. Here’s a description from the state website to set the scene for the wonderful photos of sea birds and sea life he captured there that day: “Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is outstanding […]

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Artist Michael Killen speaks on climate change at Menlo Spark event on July 9

Menlo Spark is hosting a program featuring climate change artist Michael Killen on Tuesday, July 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. Attendees can learn about Menlo Park’s Fossil Free Buildings Campaign while view Killen’s new collection “Search for Climate Solutions.” A Menlo Park resident, Killen has displayed large paintings […]

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Community meetings planned for Bayfront Canal and Atherton Channel project

The San Mateo County Flood Resilience Program will be hosting several community meetings to provide an update on the progress of the Bayfront Canal and Atherton Channel Flood Management Project. The project is a collaborative effort between San Mateo County and the cities of Menlo Park, Atherton and Redwood City to lessen the impacts of […]

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Menlo Park residents invited to meeting on San Francisquito Creek flood protection and restoration project

The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) seeks public comment on the proposed San Francisquito Creek Flood Protection, Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project Upstream of Highway 101 draft environmental impact report (DEIR). This is the next project for the SFCJPA and its partners – the cities of Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Palo Alto […]

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Opinion: At a turning point, we choose a bright, clean energy future for our town and our kids

Change comes hard for most people. It can be scary, unsettling, and disruptive. But change is happening all around us, all the time. Our beautiful town by the bay has been at the epicenter of dramatic regional growth in the past few decades, bringing new people, culture, and jobs, but also traffic, pollution, and a […]

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“Nests: Patterns from Nature” by W. Gary Smith on display at Filoli

Artist and landscape artist W. Gary Smith says his mission is simple – creating meaningful encounters between people, plants, and the natural world. That is much on display at an environmental art exhibition currently on exhibit at Filoli in Woodside through November 10. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most wandered Filoli’s grounds to capture the myriad […]

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Music Festival followed by a talk about carbon offsets

Who says science and religion can’t mix? They’ll do so nicely at Trinity Church in Menlo Park on May 19 when a Festival of Music is followed by a talk on carbon offsets. “We offer the Festival of Music to celebrate our many musicians and singers at Trinity, and the wide variety of sacred music […]

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Town of Atherton celebrates Earth Day on May 4

The town of Atherton is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, May 4, from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Jennings Pavilion in Holbrook Palmer Park. This will be an educational event on current topics related to climate change, energy efficiency, and water quality. The Town, with support from the Environmental Programs Committee, will be hosting […]

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Grazing goats return to Sharon Hills Park in Menlo Park

The hungry weed-eaters will be grazing in Sharon Hills Park for the next two weeks, eliminating the fire hazard of dry weeds and grass. The goats are a nontoxic alternative to using herbicides, one of the many environmentally friendly practices of the City of Menlo Park’s Integrated Pest Management Plan. The goats are cared for […]

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