Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

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

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.

Final Road and Trail Management Plan Released

POSTED ON: February 2, 2015

The Marin County Open Space District has released the Final Road and Trail Management Plan. To view the Final RTMP and for more information about the project, visit the RTMP webpage. To request a printed Final RTMP, please contact James Raives by email or at (415) 473-3745. High-resolution digital files on flash drive are available for free or $2.00 to ship and the printed Final RTMP is available for $34.00 or $40.00 to ship.

Marin County Parks Annual Report Now Available

POSTED ON: January 13, 2015

The first Marin County Parks Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013-14 is now available online. The annual report provides a broad overview of department budgets; expenditures; important planning, acquisition, maintenance and capital improvement projects; staff functions; and describes Measure A expenditures within the context of department work as a whole. Measure A is a one-quarter cent retail transactions and use tax passed by voters in November 2012 to care for Marin’s existing parks and open spaces, support regional community parks projects and programs, and further farmland preservation. The report meets Measure A annual reporting requirements. The report is also available in print format the Marin Civic Center.

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