Tag: California

Turlock Road Race

Turlock Road Race

I was thrilled it didn’t rain at all for the race. The weather forecast people lied (but what’s new). Joined Evan and Co. for the early morning ride to Turlock, had a good warm up and was off to the starting line right on time. Still, I need to get used to showing up a […]

 

Off the Front Omnium–Circuit Race and Time Trial

Off the Front Omnium–Circuit Race and Time Trial

I was a bit disappointed by the turnout in today’s race. Compared to last weekend, at the Bariani RR, where there were 57 Cat 4 women in the race, today’s 5 racers was nothing. For the circuit race, we started off all together for the first lap and then it quickly spread out a bit. […]

 

Red Kite Omnium Series #2 Criterium

Red Kite Omnium Series #2 Criterium

What a tiring morning, but it was worth it. For the Red Kite trip my dad wanted to tag along. After a wonderful dinner with my family at my favorite restaurant, Yama Sushi, and feasting on the leftover cake my mom brought back from work (her co-workers must not appreciate German marble cake as much […]

 

How to Protect Leatherbacks

How to Protect Leatherbacks

After a long summer and even longer start to my fall semester, the Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Summit has come and gone. Over the last 3 days, there were 15 delegates from the Tambrauw Regency of Indonesia and about 30 representatives of different marine organizations/agencies (except those from the federal government). Everything went smoothly at […]

 

Surf’s Up

Surf’s Up

Time flies! It seems like just yesterday that I walked into the Resource Conservation District office and introduced myself to everyone. Now I only have about a week left here before I start my second and last year at MIIS. … Continue reading

 

More Than Just an Agreement

More Than Just an Agreement

Pacific leatherbacks need our help more than ever. Despite being listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 1970 their population is currently declining at 6% per year. If this trend continues we could lose these magnificent turtles in 20 years. In order to provide more protection for the species, political and scientific leaders from […]

 

Javier’s Organic Farm

Javier’s Organic Farm

Last week I had the opportunity to attend an ‘Organic Training for Agriculture Professionals’ workshop. This training was funded by Oregon Tilth, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and advocating organic food and farming. The workshop’s objective was to help its … Continue reading

 

California and Indonesia Urged to Build Relationships to Save Leatherback Sea Turtles

California and Indonesia Urged to Build Relationships to Save Leatherback Sea Turtles

  In response to Governor Brown’s signing of Assembly Bill 1776, which designates the endangered leatherback sea turtle as California’s official state reptile and designates October 15 as Leatherback Conservation Day, state and federal agencies have been encouraged to build cooperative relationships with the Western Pacific island nations, where Pacific leatherback sea turtlesreturn from California waters to nest. This fall, from […]

 

The Magnificent Pajaro Valley Water Tour

The Magnificent Pajaro Valley Water Tour

Last Friday’s ‘Magnificent Pajaro Valley Water Tour’ was close to perfect, living up to its name (that’s really what we called the tour). Everyone who joined, including the regional board members, were genuinely interested in the information that was presented, … Continue reading

 

The Vineyard

The Vineyard

During the last few weeks my supervisor and I have been busy preparing for tomorrow’s regional board field tour. The objectives of this “water” tour are to (1) raise awareness of water resource issues in the Pajaro Valley, (2) highlight … Continue reading

 
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