Road and Trail Management Plan Staff Report
POSTED ON: November 17, 2014
The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) has released a staff memorandum and Analysis of Policy-Related Comments for the Parks and Open Space Commission Meeting on November 20, 2014. The Commission will consider its recommendations to the Marin County Open Space District Board of Directors on the Draft Road and Trail Management Plan and Final Tiered Program Environmental Impact Report. The addendum to the staff report provides an evaluation of comments that the MCOSD received on the policies, best management practices, decision making process, and other issues described in the Draft Road and Trail Management Plan.
Final Tiered Program Environmental Impact Report for the Road and Trail Management Plan Released
POSTED ON: November 15, 2014
In its continued efforts to complete the Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP), the Marin County Open Space District has released a Final Tiered Program Environmental Impact Report (TPEIR) for the Draft Road and Trail Management Plan. The Final TPEIR includes all comments received during the public review period for the recirculated Draft TPEIR, responses to these comments, changes to the Draft TPEIR in response to these comments, and a proposed draft project development worksheet to monitor project compliance with the RTMP. The Final TPEIR and the process for certifying the TPEIR and approving the RTMP are described in the Notice of Availability. Visit the RTMP webpage to view the Draft and Final TPEIR and the Draft RTMP, as well as for more information about the upcoming Parks and Open Space Commission meeting on Thursday, November 20.
Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Launches ONE TAM Initiative
POSTED ON: November 13, 2014
To help maintain the long-term health and preservation of Mount Tamalpais (Mt. Tam), the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC), has launched ONE TAM, an initiative to raise awareness and build community support around efforts to care for the mountain’s treasured resources. Marin County Parks is proud to be a partner of the TLC. Learn more about TLC and its ONE TAM initiative by visiting onetam.org.
Mt. Tam Day of Thanks
POSTED ON: November 9, 2014
Give thanks to a Bay Area icon and join the "Mt. Tam Day of Thanks" workday on Saturday, November 22, from 10am to 1pm. This is the inaugural workday-celebration for the ONE TAM initiative of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative. Read more to learn about the special projects planned for the day. As part of the initiative, Marin County Parks will host a broom-busting pizza party on Horse Hill Open Space Preserve with the Alto Bowl Horseowners Association. Please use this online registration form to sign up. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Greg Reza at GReza@marincounty.org or (415) 473-3778.
Request for Proposals
POSTED ON: November 9, 2014
The Marin County Open Space District is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to develop a range of practical alternatives to restore the north end of Bolinas Lagoon and modify existing roadways to enhance wetland and riparian habitats. For more information, contact Bolinas Lagoon Project Restoration Manager Veronica C. Pearson at VPearson@marincounty.org or (415) 473- 5086.
Skateboard and Scooters
POSTED ON: November 4, 2014
Marin County Parks will host a public meeting on Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the McInnis Park Golf Center. We want to hear from skate park users and visitors and discuss how to best manage the continued shared use of the skate park between skateboarders and scooter riders. Since our last public meeting, use has increased and changed. The purpose of this meeting is to give users a chance to weigh in. Your feedback will help ensure that our skate park policies and rules match use and keep the skate park safe, fun, and accessible to all. For more information, click “events calendar” (on the left), locate the event, and click event for details.
Novato Multiuse Pathway Temporarily Closed
REVISED ON: November 3, 2014
A section of the path, from the Stafford Lake Park border west to the entrance of Indian Valley Golf Club, is closed while repairs are being made to failing structures along the path. Improvements include replacement of retaining walls, new protective safety railing and repaving of the pathway tread. Construction should be complete by the end of November 2014. Traffic controls on Novato Boulevard may be necessary at times. For more information, contact Project Engineer John Avots at JAvots@marncounty.org or (415) 473-6306.