Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Road and Trail System Designation Workshop Date Announced

POSTED ON: August 26, 2015

The Marin County Open Space District will host the next Road and Trail System Designation Workshop on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Lagunitas School in San Geronimo. This workshop is for Region 2, which includes 7 open space preserves in the western portion of Marin: French Ranch, Maurice Thorner Memorial, Roy’s Redwoods, Gary Giacomini, Loma Alta, White Hill, and Cascade Canyon. More information about the workshop will be published on the Road and Trail Projects webpage as the meeting date nears. We will distribute an email as soon as the information is available online.

Share the Path Campaign Re-launches with Back to School

POSTED ON: August 17, 2015

As part of a larger effort to increase safety and enjoyment on the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway, on August 17, the County of Marin, the City of Mill Valley, and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition are re-launching the Share the Path public awareness campaign. Bold, temporary signs designed to capture attention will be installed along the path through October 8 in coordination with Back to School on August 26 and International Walk & Roll to School Day on October 7. The campaign also includes continued outreach tabling at the Sycamore roundabout, an “I Share” pledge, classroom education on safety provided by Safe Routes to School, speed feedback signs on the path, and continued enforcement of speed limits. You can also tell us what you think on the Share the Path survey.

Construction Project at the Intersection of Bridgeway and Gate 6 Road

POSTED ON: August 4, 2015

A Marin Municipal Water District water main relocation project began August 3rd at the intersection of northbound Bridgeway and Gate 6 Road in Sausalito. Lane closures will occur and will affect pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians wishing to use the Mill Valley-Sausalito Multiuse Path in that area. The work will take place on the easterly side of the intersection. Bridgeway's east/west crosswalk will be closed for portions of the work, requiring visitors wishing to cross Bridgeway to use the crosswalk at Bridgeway's intersection with Gate 5 Road and Ebbtide Avenue. Visitors wishing to use the north/south crosswalk across Gate 6 will be detoured around the work as needed. The work is expected to result in Bridgeway and Gate 6 Road closures between 5:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Work will end at 3:00pm daily to avoid impacts to the northbound commute at the end of day. No work is planned for weekends.

For questions or comments, contact Jonathon Goldman, Director of Public Works for the City of Sausalito, at (415) 289-4176 or JGoldman@ci.sausalito.ca.us.

Trail Improvement Project Initial Study and Draft Negative Declaration Now Available

POSTED ON: July 23, 2015

The initial study and draft negative declaration for the Old Railroad Grade Trail Improvement Project is now available for public review and comment. The project is located on the Loma Alta Open Space Preserve and would reroute approximately 1,000 feet of existing multiuse trail and restore the existing alignment. The current alignment drains very poorly and contributes large amounts of sediment to local streams. Additionally, the steep, rutted conditions create safety hazards for all users. The new alignment will be built to current standards and provide a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone.

You may comment on the initial study and negative declaration during the 45-day public comment period, as described in the Notice of Availability. Written comments are due to the MCOSD no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday September 7, 2015. Please submit your written comments to:

James Raives
3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 260
San Rafael, CA 94903-4157
(415) 473-3745 T
(415) 473-3795 F
JRaives@marincounty.org

Board of Supervisors Approves Marin County Park Fee Changes

POSTED ON: February 24, 2015

The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a new fee schedule for county parks at a public hearing on February 24, 2015. The proposed fee schedule reflects an overall decrease in fees charged for visitor use at county parks. View the following documents for detailed information on these fee changes: Staff Report; Attachment; and Draft Resolution.

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