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HERBICIDES: A worker hired by Audubon Canyon Ranch was spotted last Friday spreading the herbicide Garlon 4 Ultra on cut acacia stumps close to Tomales Bay in Inverness.   Beau Evans

Habitat restoration involving the removal of invasive acacia trees from land owned by Audubon Canyon Ranch in Inverness last week irked a few local residents, who sounded the alarm that a toxic herbicide was being applied close to Tomales Bay.

The nonprofit acquired the two-acre parcel after longtime resident Helen McLaren bequeathed the land upon her . . .

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