Can’t tell which is fake?
Just as big waves wash away carefully constructed sand castles, El Niño threatens to transform Monterey County beaches and coastlines.
Every winter rainy season brings storms and heavy surf that erode shores and wash away sand, which waves return to the coast in summer. But El Niño generates extra rain and higher sea levels, which increases the erosion during intense and windy storms, affecting coastal bluffs and beaches around Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Monterey.
Residents and city officials are not taking any chances. For example, in Pacific Grove, residents are considering whether to buttress the shoreline by building seawalls to protect property or retreat to higher ground further inland and protect the natural shoreline.
“I believe this is a very important question,” said Anthony Ciani, an architect and member of Sustainable Pacific Grove. A small survey conducted by the organization found that people currently seem to favor retreating, he said.
So, that attempt to nurture a community garden at the old Valley National Bank lot failed. Now it’s moving closer to the forest.
The Pacific Grove community garden, a project of Sustainable Pacific Grove, recently moved to new digs adjacent to Parents’ Place on Ridge Road. Framed by towering Monterey pines and just a flutter away from the Monarch Grove Sanctuary, the garden is set in spectacular surroundings.
What once was a pleasant place to view exhibits of local natural history has become a “re-education camp” for the Sustainable Vegetarian Eco-freaks.
Tama OIver will present the latest science on climate change at a free presentation hosted by Sustainable Pacific Grove at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Central and Forest avenues, Pacific Grove.
Agenda 21 is a UN initiative that 178 governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) adopted in 1992 under the auspices of saving the environment. It bills itself as a coordinated plan of action to help nations and local government ensure “sustainability.”
Agenda 21 usurps sovereignty, property rights, economic liberty, and basically hands over power, resources and land to unelected elitists … to control the populations of every country in the world. Agenda 21 purports to address environmental issues, but calls for wealth redistribution, resource redistribution, food redistribution, energy restrictions, supposed social justice, and more. It is NOT about the environment, though it pretends to be.”
Unsafe storage of high amperage lead acid batteries? No leak protection, terminals not covered and a nearby accumulation of flammables.
In other words, the “Green Spot” that is looks mostly brown, is also a “Dump Spot” and Eyesore. It’s the Down Town Farm all over again.
This is the Green Spot, a collaboration between Applied Solar and two local environmental groups. Only a few months old, the quirky little property is evolving into a vortex for all things local and green.
Three groups will unveil the Green Spot at the Good Old Days celebration. Fifteen booths, displays and demos will show locals how to shrink their eco-footprints by planting trees, building compost bins, installing solar-energy systems, setting up cisterns, cleaning green, curbing trash and auditing home energy use.
Can I get a tax cut for this? How much more would Jose the gardener charge to compost my lawn trimmings? Is cabbage resistant to deer and raccoon poo? Do you really think the weekender homeowners are really going to buy this? Judging by the mountains of trash the businesses create, it shows that they wont. Who’s left to join the compost club, the dozen or so frequent attendees to the city council meetings?