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Leigh Anne Stump. A great egret flies over the Bay Farm lagoons with some building material for its new nest.

Egrets Returning to Bay Farm

Apr 10,2014

Bay Farm residents have come to know and love two species of heron that also call their neighborhood home. Both the great and snowy egret nest on Bay Farm Island near the lagoons that provide the birds with the small fish they need to survive.

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Courtesy photoGolden Gate Audubon members join Alameda bird lovers and staff from the East Bay Regional Park District to display one of the signs recently installed on Crown Beach. The signs call attention to the snowy plovers roosting on the shoreline.

Snowy Plovers Come to Roost

Mar 13,2014

Park district has taken measures to protect birds

Joggers, picnickers and birdwatchers at Alameda’s Crown Beach will notice a recent installation in the landscape: cautionary signs that instruct beachgoers to stay at least 20 feet away from the roosting snowy plovers.

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FAAS Develops New Three-Year Strategic Plan

Feb 13,2014

When Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) was founded in 2009 to raise funds for the city-run animal shelter, nobody anticipated that a short three years later the organization would enter into a partnership with the city to operate the shelter in a public-private partnership.

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