RESTORATION: Volunteers for the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network spread duff under freshly planted redwood saplings on Monday at their headquarters near Samuel P. Taylor State Park. The organization says it will plant 10,000 of the trees in Marin over the next three years. SPAWN has immediate plans to plant...
FISH: Two male coho salmon vie for position with a female in Lagunitas Creek on Tuesday. Marin Municipal Water District has counted approximately 30 pairs this winter so far, a small number for the time of year, which may be due to lack of rainfall.
SWEET HOMES: Elizabeth Hill’s baked creation took first place in the adult category of a gingerbread house contest that was on display last weekend at the Yellow House in Point Reyes Station. Tomales Bay Youth Center won first in the youth category for a replication of their meeting place, The...
PLAY: A newly formed Lego club, open to kindergarteners through eighth graders, now meets every other Thursday at the Point Reyes Library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Creations from the club are put on display in the library. See the calendar for details.
SPILLED SEED: A truck towing two trailers filled with 24 tons of organic barley for the Petaluma company Hunt and Behrens toppled over and spilled its load as it rounded a curve on Highway 1 north of Nick’s Cove in Marshall. Caltrans vacuumed the barley from the ditch and left...
RACES: Students raced in the annual West Marin School TurkeyTrot at the Bear Valley trail on Monday. Winners in the boys division were Marcos De la Cruz (1st place), Joshua Espulgar Rowe (2nd place) and Matteo Nagle (3rd place). In the girls division, winners were Emily Cardwell (1st place), Isabella...
CHILD CARE: Barbara Clifton Zarate (left), of the Marin Community Foundation, introduced the first of what will be many meetings of child care providers on how to improve child care in West Marin, during a Tuesday meeting at the Dance Palace. Some suggested that better access to food through school...
READING: Jennifer Livingston and Bonnie Clarke passed out new library cards to students at West Marin and Inverness Schools Monday. The director of the Marin County Free Library, Sara Jones, also cleared off any late fees students may have accrued.
FARMERS MARKET: Last Saturday marked the end of the Point Reyes Farmers Market for the season. A small group of cribbage players gathered for the 1st Annual Sandy Jacobs Memorial Tournament, and past and present members of Marin Organic toasted farewell to the organization.