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Collaboration will inventory and study Marin’s bats

06/22/2017
Marin is home to 13 of California’s 23 known bat species, and the county’s conservation agencies are eager to find out more about both their numbers and habits. Last week, the Board of Supervisors approved $6,800 in funding for a multi-year bat inventory and monitoring project, the first of its...

County can impose new rules on daytime parking

06/22/2017
An enabling ordinance that allows the Board of Supervisors to place limitations on oversized vehicles parked on county-maintained roads was amended this week to allow rules that curb daytime parking in addition to overnight parking. After July 20, the board can apply a rule that prevents the daytime parking of...

Heated end to Green Bridge comment period

06/22/2017
With just two days left before the public comment period closes on the draft environmental impact report for the Green Bridge project, community members remain largely discontented. Last Thursday, Caltrans experts and project managers appeared at a special meeting hosted by the Point Reyes Station Village Association at the Dance...

Moonrise Kingdom okay, commission says

06/15/2017
After over three hours of deliberation at a public hearing last Tuesday, the Marin County Planning Commission denied an appeal by the Inverness Association and greenlighted permits for a proposed development known as Moonrise Kingdom, at the top of Vision Road in Inverness. Yet the commission, in a 6-1 vote,...

NOAA pulls rule on bycatch limits

06/15/2017
The National Marine Fisheries Service withdrew a rule in its final stages of approval that would have imposed strict limits on the number of some protected marine mammals—including whales, dolphins and sea turtles—that can be killed or injured by the West Coast swordfish industry. Though the fishery has shrunk dramatically...

Report looks at adapting to sea-level rise

06/15/2017
Climate experts predict that sea levels could leap as much as 70 inches by 2100, and Marin County is preparing to be on the frontlines. The Community Sea-Level Marin Adaptation Response Team, C-SMART, has released a draft adaptation report that presents options for increasing the resiliency of natural and built...

Commons to lose tables as working group hopes for stable, local future

06/15/2017
The commons on Point Reyes Station’s main drag that’s been used for community events since 2011 attracts hordes of visitors to its picnic tables and well-maintained grounds. Now, it is facing an uncertain future: its lease expired last year, and the group that oversees it is at loggerheads with the...

Sacred Heart benefit will support sanctuary project and more

06/15/2017
Large signs have appeared alongside roads around Point Reyes Station and Olema in recent weeks, inviting all in the community to the One Heart–One Community benefit barbeque at the Sacred Heart Church in Olema. At the core of these notices is a heart-shaped ornament called a milagro, Spanish for “miracle.”...

Longtime KWMR host debuts film show

06/15/2017
Last month, Sally Phillips interviewed a producer of the documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” which traces the influence of Native Americans in rock music. The conversation reignited the longtime KWMR host’s passion for discussing film. (She graduated with a degree in film three decades ago.) “Afterwards I...

Short-term rental report will guide regs

06/08/2017
In the coming months, the Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting regulations for short-term rentals—a response to public concern and the culmination of a series of community workshops. To inform the board’s decision, county staff will propose regulatory alternatives based, in part, on a new white paper that...

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