North End Project

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

1996
A study finds that Bolinas Lagoon has lost significant tidal prism and recommends additional research. Parks establishes a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the California Coastal Conservancy to address the problem.

1998
Bolinas Lagoon is designated a Wetland of International Importance.

2002
Army Corps of Engineers proposes dredging 1.4 million cubic yards of sediment from the lagoon.

2006
In response to public concerns, Parks publishes a review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study and provides a 50-year projection of the lagoon's evolution.

2008
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Marin County Parks release a report which focuses on addressing historic human impacts to Bolinas Lagoon by aiding natural ecological and hydrological processes.