Projects & Plans

Learn about the work we do managing 16,000 acres of parks and open space.

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Bat Monitoring

Brown bat flying above water
Land and Habitat Restoration
County-wide

A collaborative multi-year project to research bats in Marin County.

UPDATED: August 2, 2019

This project is in its third year of data collection.

Learn about the Bat Monitoring

Funded by Measure A

Acacia Removal

Work crew on King Mountain
Land and Habitat Restoration
Old Saint Hilary's Preserve

Removing noxious acacia to reduce fire risk and protect rare plant habitat.

UPDATED: June 25, 2019

Phase 1 completed, with continued maintenance to follow.

Learn about the Acacia Removal

Funded by Measure A

Marsh Restoration

McInnis Marsh
Land and Habitat Restoration
McInnis Park

Reclaiming a historic tideland and protecting against sea level rise.

UPDATED: May 21, 2019

This project is in design and review phase.

Learn about the Marsh Restoration

Funded by Measure A

Wildlife Picture Index

Bobcat on trail
Land and Habitat Restoration
County-wide
One Tam partners are using motion-activated cameras to study mammals in Marin.

UPDATED: May 15, 2019

After three years and four million images, wildlife biologists released first findings.

Learn about the Wildlife Picture Index

Funded by Measure A

North End Project

Shorebird looking out at the lagoon
Land and Habitat Restoration
Bolinas Lagoon

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

UPDATED: April 16, 2019

State of Bolinas Lagoon event takes place May 2, 2019. 

Learn about the North End Project

Funded by Measure A

Community Vision

Group kayaking on Bothin Marsh
Land and Habitat Restoration
Bothin Marsh Preserve
Creating a shared vision for preservation and recreation at Bothin Marsh.

UPDATED: January 3, 2019

This project is in the community engagement phase.Learn about the Community Vision

Funded by Measure A

Pennyroyal Eradication

Hidden Lake on Mount Burdell
Land and Habitat Restoration
Mount Burdell Preserve

A multi-year initiative to preserve Hidden Lake's vernal pool habitat.

UPDATED: December 5, 2018

This is project is in progress.

Learn about the Pennyroyal Eradication

Funded by Measure A

Creekside Restoration

Scout troop pulling weeds at Creekside
Land and Habitat Restoration
Hal Brown Park
Removing invasive weeds and restoring native habitat for endangered shorebirds.

UPDATED: November 15, 2018

This is an ongoing project.

Learn about the Creekside Restoration

Funded by Measure A

Native Plant Nursery

Close-up of seedlings growing at the nursery
Land and Habitat Restoration
Lagoon Park

Cultivating rare and native species for open space habitat restoration.

UPDATED: November 14, 2018

Building complete. Cultivation in progress.

Learn about the Native Plant Nursery

Funded by Measure A

Kent Island Restoration

Group of workers pulling iceplant on Kent Island
Land and Habitat Restoration
Bolinas Lagoon Preserve

Restoring native habitat and tidal flow in a coastal sanctuary.

UPDATED: November 8, 2018

This project is in progress.

Learn about the Kent Island Restoration

Funded by Measure A

Frog Pond

Red-legged frog
Land and Habitat Restoration
Mount Burdell Preserve

Providing aquatic habitat for the threatened California red-legged frog and other amphibians.

UPDATED: October 30, 2018

Construction complete. Bio-monitoring in progress.

Learn about the Frog Pond

Funded by Measure A

Fire Fuel Reduction

Goats grazing
Land and Habitat Restoration
Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow
Researching the effectiveness of animal grazing on fire fuel reduction and weed control.

UPDATED: October 19, 2018

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Fire Fuel Reduction

Funded by Measure A

Rare Plant Research

Parks staff and volunteers installing rare plants at Ring Mountain
Land and Habitat Restoration
Ring Mountain Preserve
Collaborating with researchers and volunteers to preserve native plants.

UPDATED: April 27, 2018

This project is in progress.

Learn about the Rare Plant Research

Funded by Measure A

Island Enhancement

Shorebird landing on Aramburu Island
Land and Habitat Restoration
Aramburu Island

A 17-acre man-made atoll transformed into sustainable habitat.

UPDATED: March 21, 2017

Maintenance and bio-monitoring continues on the island.

Learn about the Island Enhancement