RAINS: Coho salmon boomed in Marin this month: 181 were counted in Lagunitas, San Geronimo and Devil’s Gulch Creeks as of Dec. 16—the most since 2006, according to Marin Municipal Water District aquatic ecologist Eric Ettlinger. “I often hear people say that salmon runs are larger in wet years, but...
CELEBRATION: People gathered in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe at Sacred Heart Church in Olema on Sunday. The holiday remembers when, in 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared twice to a man named Juan Diego and asked him to build a church.
DANCE: A movement workshop described as a “creative exploration of the dynamic interplay between imagery, consciousness, releasing, and the unpredictable dynamism and mutability of the unfettered body in motion” in the Dance Palace Church Space on Sunday donated proceeds to the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota.
TOMALES BAY: Contractors for NOAA used a barge and winch to begin pulling up unpermited moorings in Tomales Bay on Tuesday. A new vessel management plan seeks to protect eelgrass beds by limiting the number and type of moorings.
LIGHT: Bolinas resident Jeff Manson used overhead projectors and flashlights in conjunction with transparencies, glass trinkets and other sheer objects to create ethereal light patterns during a class he taught at the Bolinas Community Center on Sunday.
MEDICINE: People seeking relief from pain and stress, immune support or preventative health care now have a economical alternative to acupuncture: the West Marin Acupuncture Collective, which takes place weekly in the Tomales Bay Foods building in Point Reyes Station. The collective offers treatments in a group setting on Tuesdays...
BOLINAS: As a form of “standing with Standing Rock” pipeline protesters in North Dakota, Amelia Straton and others wrote love letters on Saturday to C.E.O.s of major corporations who are investing in the project. One letter to the C.E.O. of Wells Fargo, intoned, “May you be wise, may you be...
OFF-ROAD: Historian Dewey Livingston and naturalist Dave Press led a walk through the paths of Inverness last Saturday, doling out tidbits of local history and describing the human impacts on the landscape. The walk was presented by the Inverness Association.
TRASH: Morgan Patton, executive director of the Environmental Action Committee, and Cynthia Lloyd, a board member, helped volunteers pick up trash from West Marin roadsides and waterways on Saturday. In total, the Litter Bugs Me campaign picked up over 6,000 pounds of trash from Sept. 25 through Oct. 1. Approximately...