Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Farmland Grant Program Launched

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Efforts to protect Marin's agricultural lands received a substantial boost with the implementation of a new matching grant program funded by Measure A and administered by Marin County Parks to fund the purchase of perpetual agricultural easements throughout the county. The first grant application was approved by the Marin County Board of Supervisors on May 20, 2014 (see items 10 and 11), granting $537,000 to help acquire a perpetual agricultural conservation easement over the 623-acre Thacher Ranch located near Tomales. Read the complete news release 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

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