California Northstate halts 400-bed Elk Grove hospital project to ‘consider all options’

By Michael Finch II | February 26, 2021 | The Sacramento Bee

Many nearby residents and environmental groups, including the Sacramento Sierra Club [and the Environmental Council of Sacramento], were opposed to the planned hospital’s location which would have neighbored the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

A consultant from Ascent Environmental, which conducted the environmental impact review for the hospital project, suggested the school could consider at least three alternatives during the planning commission meeting last week.

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Bird Alert: Stop Feeding Birds (for now)

We are sorry to ask folks to give up a source of great joy during our long shutdown. However, due to an outbreak of salmonella poison that is killing pine siskins and other small finches, authorities including the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have advised taking down bird feeders, probably until spring. Oregon and Washington have similar alerts.

You will find many news articles with an internet search.

Information with detailed instructions from the Sonoma Bird Rescue Center is here: https://birdrescuecenter.org/salmonellosis/

The request from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is here: https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2021/02/08/salmonellosis-outbreak-causing-songbird-deaths/

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