Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

The 30-Day Public Comment Period Begins for the Bolinas Lagoon Invasive Spartina Management Program

POSTED ON: April 4, 2014

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) is proposing to implement a program to manage invasive Spartina in Bolinas Lagoon. If untreated, invasive Spartina is likely to spread in Bolinas Lagoon and pose an immediate threat to the hydrology and very existence of the lagoon. Invasive Spartina promotes increased sedimentation that would quickly transform the shallow tidal waters of Bolinas Lagoon into vegetated tidal flats.

The MCOSD prepared an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for the program. The 30-day public comment period begins April 4, 2014 and closes May 5, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. The Notice of Intent to adopt the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration describes how to submit comments.

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.

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