A Pair of Chronicle Stories: Composting in the Tenderloin and Hunting Groups Restore Marshland

In the past few weeks I've written a pair of stories for the San Francisco Chronicle. The first one, which ran on July 8, outlined the efforts of a nonprofit called Community Housing Partnership to train residents of Tenderloin SROs in zero-waste practices and other environmental concepts. The second, which ran on July 23, took a look at the trend of state conservation funding going toward private hunting groups like Ducks Unlimited and the California Waterfowl Association. In particular, I looked at salt-pond restoration project happening at Hayward's Eden Landing Ecological Preserve and the protection of more than 1,000 acres of wetlands in Suisun Marsh. Both projects are funded through the state but managed by private hunting groups. It begins ... "On one side of a levee at Hayward's Eden Landing Ecological Reserve is healthy pickleweed marsh. On the other is a moonscape marred by stagnant pools of crimson water and desiccated patches of pure white salt. ..."