North End Project

Restoring habitat, improving road safety, and adapting to sea level rise in Bolinas Lagoon.

APRIL 16, 2019

The State of Bolinas Lagoon

The Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council presents The State of Bolinas Lagoon. This event takes place May 2, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Stinson Beach Community Center, 32 Belvedere Avenue, Stinson Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Feel free to share the event brochure pdf.

Get an update on the North End project, and find out more about other research and restoration activities happening around the lagoon. Participating partners include:

  • Audubon Canyon Ranch
  • California Trout
  • College of Marin
  • County of Marin
  • Greater Farallones Association
  • National Marin Sanctuaries
  • National Park Service
  • One Tam
  • Point Blue Conservation Science

FEBRUARY 27, 2018

Board of Supervisors

The North End Project is the result of over 20 years of active collaboration between the communities of Bolinas and Stinson Beach and the Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD), Point Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

The Conceptual Design Report was presented to the Board of Supervisors on February 27, 2018. The Board directed staff to proceed with recommended design and the environmental review of Phase 1.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

BLAC Special Meeting

The draft Conceptual Design Report for the North End Project was discussed at the Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council (BLAC) Special Meeting on September 29, 2017. The meeting was held at Audubon Canyon Ranch, Volunteer Canyon, 4800 Highway 1, Stinson Beach, and was open to the public. At this meeting the BLAC provided a recommendation to the Marin County Board of Supervisors.

MARCH 30, 2017

Bolinas Lagoon Conference

At the State of the Bolinas Lagoon Conference on March 30, 2017, three conceptual design alternatives for the North End project were proposed and members of the public offered feedback. Additional opportunities to comment on this project were offered at the Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council and the Marin County Board of Supervisors public meetings.

The MCOSD has received funding for Phase I and II of the North End project.

Phase I includes conducting reconnaissance level surveys of the existing biological, cultural, and physical resources within the project area, and identifying the restoration goals for the area bundled into the Site Conditions Report.

Phase II includes developing an opportunities and constraints report and three conceptual design plans that address both resource enhancement and transportation issues.