Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Bolinas Lagoon North End Wetlands Project Update

POSTED ON: January 28, 2016

The Bolinas North End Wetlands Enhancement and Sea Level Rise Adaptation Project (North End Project) aims to develop and construct a sea level adaptation project for the north end of Bolinas Lagoon. The objectives are to improve the function of Lewis and Wilkins creeks, enhance riparian and wetland habitats, allow for future expansion of Bolinas Lagoon as sea level rises, and alleviate chronic flooding of county and state roadways in order to protect access to the towns of Bolinas and Stinson Beach. Marin County Parks, the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, and the Coastal Conservancy are partners in this important effort.

The North End Project Draft Site Conditions Report is available for public review on the project webpage. Public comments should be sent to Veronica Pearson by emailing or by calling (415) 473-5086 no later than February 22, 2016.

Open Roads with Doug McConnell to feature George “Rocky” Graham Park

POSTED ON: January 27, 2016

Tune in on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 6:30pm on NBC Bay Area to learn more about a park prescriptions program George “Rocky” Graham Park in Marin City. The grand opening of Marin City’s 1-acre George “Rocky” Graham Park, operated by the Marin City Community Services District, was held in July 2015. Marin County Parks supports its continued operation and maintenance through a lease and contribution of Measure A funds. Please view the episode trailer.

Now Accepting Community Grant Proposals

POSTED ON: January 14, 2016

For the third year, Marin County Parks is accepting proposals for the Measure A-funded Breathe/Respira Community Grant Program designed to foster partnerships with local community organizations and to ensure that Marin's parks are available to all. Grants focus on organizations that provide programs to underserved, high-risk, or vulnerable populations in Marin and promote, health, wellness, or environmental education in Marin's communities. Letters of Inquiry will be accepted through February 26.

Accepting Proposals to Study Preserves

POSTED ON: January 6, 2016

Through Measure A, Marin County Parks is offering two one-year research grants of $10,000 each. The grants are open to all graduate students and faculty from accredited academic institutions in California as well as to qualified independent researchers. Research must focus on priority botanical, wildlife, and ecological issues, and be conducted within or include at least one of our 34 open space preserves. Applications are due to Marin County Parks no later than February 15, 2016. For more application details, please visit Marin County Parks Research Grants Program.

New Road and Trail Information for Region 1 and Region 2 Now Available Online

POSTED ON: November 16, 2015

Region 1 Proposals: Following a Region 1 Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP) implementation workshop in March, the public had an opportunity to submit proposals for road and trail projects in Baltimore Canyon, King Mountain, Blithedale Summit, Camino Alto, Alto Bowl, and Horse Hill Preserves. An initial list of Region 1 proposed projects and the Region 2 maps have now been posted to the road and trail projects page.

Region 2 Maps: Additionally, at a Region 2 RTMP implementation workshop in October, the public had an opportunity to view and comment on the proposed road and trail system maps for French Ranch, Maurice Thorner Memorial, Roy’s Redwoods, Gary Giacomini, Loma Alta, White Hill, and Cascade Canyon open space preserves. The Region 2 maps are now available on the road and trail projects page. Formal road and trail project proposals may be submitted at any time.

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