RTMP Community Workshop Scheduled
POSTED ON: March 4, 2014
The Marin County Open Space District will host another community workshop on the Draft Road and Trail Management Plan on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Marin County Health and Wellness Campus Connection Center in San Rafael (3240 Kerner Blvd). (Doors open at 9:00 a.m.) Please visit the RTMP project webpage for more information.
Breathe/Respira! Community Grant Program Launched
REVISED ON: February 27, 2014
From Marin County Parks’ 65% portion of Measure A funds, we are setting aside $100,000 annually through a competitive grant process to support local organizations working with underserved Marin communities to overcome economic, transportation, and other barriers preventing some Marin residents from enjoying the parks and preserves that can increase wellness and help them thrive. We are in the process of soliciting our first round of Letters of Inquiry (LOI) from community organizations in Marin. The period to submit an LOI ends March 14, 2014 and will be followed up by additional steps in the competitive grant process. All grant information is available for download on our Measure A webpage.
Trail Manners Class Offered March 18
POSTED ON: February 27, 2014
The Marin Pet Care Association will host a Trail Manners class on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Marin Humane Society Auditorium. This class is required for professional dog walkers to obtain a commercial dog walking permit with the Marin County Open Space District. Please visit the Marin Pet Care Association's Trail Manners Class webpage to find out more and to register online.
Special Meeting of the Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council
POSTED ON: February 19, 2014
Marin County Parks will hold a special meeting of the Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council on March 7, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Bolinas Fire Protection District, located at 100 Mesa Road in Bolinas. The primary agenda item will be the discussion of the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture technical review meeting on the status and priorities of the restoration of Bolinas Lagoon and to identify project priorities. The meeting agenda will be available the week of March 3. Please contact Senior Open Space Planner James Raives at JRaives@marincounty.org or (415) 473-3745 for more information.
McNears Beach Park Now Part of the Bay Area Water Trail
POSTED ON: January 24, 2014
The California Coastal Conservancy recently selected McNears Beach Park to be part of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail, a regional trail that will eventually link all nine counties. The Water Trail program is an ongoing effort to create a network of launch and landing sites, or “trailheads”, to inspire people in human-powered boats and beachable sail craft to enjoy the historic, scenic, cultural, and environmental richness of the Bay Area. The Water Trail program is administered by the Coastal Conservancy in partnership with the Association of Bay Area Governments, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and the California Department of Boating and Waterways. Signage of McNears Beach Park’s participation as a Water Trail location will be posted soon.
Our 40th Anniversary Video Wins National Award
Posted on: September 12, 2013
Last weekend at the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, the County of Marin took first place (among more than 500 entries) in the promotional video category for local governments serving a population of 140,000 or more. Celebrating 40 Years of Marin County Parks, prepared by Jerry Kay Productions, won the Savvy Award for its compelling story, excellent writing, and beautiful footage. Watch the video on the MarinGChannel.