For readers who may have tried to search our magazine web site for a favorite article
or information on a specific topic, we have good news: ESTUARY’s featured online articles are
now searchable back to the start of 2014. Take a look — browse by key words and tags, scan
enlarged magazine covers in the archives, or just deploy the simple Q function. It’s a trove of
good references, histories, voices, and stories of efforts to protect and restore our waterways over
the years.

The digital light is finally filtering into the dark recesses of ESTUARY News magazine’s archives.

For readers who may have tried to search our magazine web site for a favorite article
or information on a specific topic, we have good news: ESTUARY’s featured online articles are
now searchable back to the start of 2014. Take a look — browse by key words and tags, scan
enlarged magazine covers in the archives, or just deploy the simple Q function. It’s a trove of
good references, histories, voices, and stories of efforts to protect and restore our waterways over
the years.

About the author

Ariel Rubissow Okamoto is both today’s editor-in-chief and the founding editor of ESTUARY magazine (1992-2001). She enjoys writing in-depth, silo-crossing stories about water, restoration, and science. She’s a co-author of a Natural History of San Francisco Bay (UC Press 2011), frequent contributor of climate change stories to Bay Nature magazine, and occasional essayist for publications like the San Francisco Chronicle (see her Portfolio here). In other lives, she has been a vintner, soccer mom, and waitress. She lives in San Francisco close to the Bay with her architect husband Paul Okamoto.

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