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Our Marine Sanctuaries, protected from oil extraction, are under attack. The current administration has called for a public comment period where YOU can tell our government how and why our National Marine Sanctuaries are important - important to locals, to visitors, to the health of our ocean and all who dwell within it. Here is the link to Save Our Marine Sanctuaries.org


Click on the red "Save our Sanctuaries" button to see a sample letter and the link to NOAA for public comment. If you'd like to go directly to the public comment site, here is the link:


The upwelling that takes place off of Point Arena ignites the whole food chain in the Pacific Ocean. It is a priceless occurrence off our coast that needs and deserves protection. The finite amount of oil that could be extracted isn't worth the disaster that an oil spill would bring.

Please take a moment and post your public comment. There are only a few weeks left to do so.

Here are some reasons why our coastline deserves this protection.


I thank Beth, Paul, Roger, Allen, Jackie, Amy, Grace and Craig for allowing me to show you ten reasons why this coastline should be protected.

Please comment today!

...is it raining again?

Karen Chu, a guest at the Preserve, took this cute photo. We do have a lot of rain in our forecast, starting with light rain today. Here is what the Giraffes much prefer.

Judy Mello photographed them on a perfect sunny day in Point Arena.

Thanks to Karen and Judy for allowing me to share their fun photos with you here. To learn about the fabulous B. Bryan Preserve, here is the link to their website: http://bbryanpreserve.com/

Linda Bostwick and Mel Smith noticed this juvenile Red-tailed Hawk perusing their vegetable garden in Point Arena. The hawk is welcome to any tasty gophers it finds in there!

Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk by Mel Smith

Here's a close-up of one taken by Sylvia Marie. Red-tailed hawks have so many different feather patterns and colors. It's a good thing the adults have that red tail!

Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk by Sylvia Marie (Large)

Thanks to Mel and Sylvia for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

A series of storms has rumbled through the Mendonoma Coast. Today is a "wait five minutes" kind of day - first it's raining, then the sun comes out, whoops - it's raining again! Of course we are having rainbows. Beth Kattleman photographed a spectacular one recently at The Sea Ranch.

Double Rainbow by Beth Kattleman (Large)

There is a faint double rainbow over the vibrant one. Linda Bostwick photographed a rainbow appearing next to a hailstorm near Point Arena.

Rainbow in a hailstorm by Linda Bostwick

Rainbow days are one of the privileges of being on the Mendonoma Coast!

Thanks for Beth and Linda for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

Peter Cracknell photographed this surfer and titled his photos, "Wipe out!"

Wipe out in big waves off Point Arena by Peter Cracknell

You can see the Bull Kelp in the water. I'm sure this surfer got back on his or her board and road the waves again.

Thanks to Peter for allowing me to share his photo with you here.