Environment

“Bats in the West” is USGS lecture topic on Sept. 26

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“California’s Changing Ecosystems: As observed from space” is topic on Sept. 24 at the Menlo Park Library

How can satellite technology help us understand changes to our ecosystem – and allow us to predict future changes?  USGS research scientist Kristin Byrd, Ph.D. (pictured) will explain at the Menlo Park Library on  Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6;30 to 7:30 pm. Topics include: – How can we use images from space to help us […]

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Spotted: Menlo Park startup Drop Water’s kiosk at SFO Terminal 2

Menlo Park-based start up Drop Water is filling the void at SFO which yesterday put in place a policy banning single-use plastic water boles with a capacity of 1 liter or less at vending machines, restaurants and cafes. A machine manufactured by Drop Water, which creates made-to-order drinks in 100% compostable bottles predominantly made of […]

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Big John Mahoney turns redwood logs into story time benches at Menlo Park Library

Chainsaw artist Big John Mahoney of Street Tree Revival has been busy this week carving new story time benches near the Menlo Park Library.  The redwood logs were reclaimed from the trees cut down at the corner of Ravenswood and El Camino, an action that sparked controversy earlier this year. The two benches will form an […]

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Exploring the art and the land at the Djerassi annual open house

Earlier this month, InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most took part in the one day of the year when the Djerassi Program’s Artists’ Barn and private grounds in Woodside are open to the general public. Those who journeyed to the  580-acre ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains were able to meet the current resident artists, walk the […]

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Maria Fadiman returns to her roots with a story telling performance

Maria Fadiman is returning to her Menlo Park roots in a story telling performance set for August 3. “It’s about about my experience of being a National Geographic Explorer, researching around the world and being a self-proclaimed cool tough person! “Then I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder (reaction to mold) and my world collapsed around […]

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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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