Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Measure A Farmland Preservation Program Supports West Marin Ranch

POSTED ON: December 7, 2017

Marin County Parks has teamed up with the nonprofit Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) to keep the 609-acre Furlong family ranch in agricultural production. Funding for an agricultural preservation easement was provided by the Measure A Farmland Preservation Program and MALT. To date, the Measure A Farmland Preservation program has helped preserved 4,167 acres of agricultural lands in Marin. For more details, read the press release.

Board of Supervisors Moves Forward With
San Geronimo Property Acquisition

POSTED ON: November 15, 2017

At its November 14 meeting, the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a purchase agreement for the 157-acre San Geronimo Golf Course. The property’s price, set by the purchase agreement and based on professional appraisals, is $8.85 million. The nonprofit Trust for Public Land (TPL) will assume ownership of the property in December, at which time Parks will take over day-to-day land management, maintenance, and operations responsibilities. As established in the purchase and sale agreement, TPL will sell the property to the County by mid-December 2018. Community planning and visioning workshops about the property could begin as soon as early 2018. Proposed future uses would then need to be approved by the Marin County Board of Supervisors. For more information, view the Board meeting video or read the November 15 news release..

Parks, MALT, and Private Donor Partner to Preserve Open Space in Lucas Valley

POSTED ON: November 8, 2017

The Marin County Open Space District is working with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) and Luiz Ranch, Inc. to create a 1,000-acre agricultural conservation easement that will preserve the agricultural and open space character of Marin. The Open Space District owns two adjacent easements over private property registered with Luiz Ranch, Inc. In late 2016, Luiz Ranch, Inc. approached the Open Space District and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) with a proposal to donate 240 additional acres and connect it to the two existing easements. The proposal goes before the Marin County Open Space District Board of Directors on November 14. For more information read the County of Marin press release.

Region Four Road and Trail Designation

POSTED ON: September 6, 2017

After careful evaluation of public comments, the Marin County Open Space District has approved the Region 4 road and trail designation. Region 4 includes Deer Island, Indian Tree, Little Mountain, Mount Burdell, Rush Creek, and Verissimo Hill Preserves. Based on the Road & Trail Management Plan, the map of the approved designation is the foundation for a more sustainable, environmentally sound, and enjoyable trail system that will evolve over time
in Region 4. More information, including the Designation Map and Use Map, is available on the Road & Trail System Designation webpage.

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