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Herbicides in Tam watershed earn grand jury approval

04/04/2013
Janet Klein, a vegetation specialist who lives and works in Fairfax, says the San Geronimo Ridge—once a diverse forest of oak and Douglas fir as well as home to all kinds of birds and animals—is slowly being overtaken by a nasty and seemingly intractable weed. “It’s a disheartening situation,” Ms...

PRBO to become Point Blue

04/04/2013
What’s in a name? If you’re a Point Reyes wildlife conservation group, names matter a lot. While the scientists and advocates at the Petaluma-based PRBO Conservation Science are usually more focused on Latinate scientific taxonomy of birds and seals, they say they now see one of their core challenges as...

Another level of purity for Inverness Water

04/04/2013
Inverness residents have long been engaged with their village’s water supply. Intrepid locals helped wrest control of the district from a private company in the late 1970s and spoke out against sourcing water during dry spells from the North Marin Water District in the 1980s. But some may not be...

Stinson Beach water alert

04/04/2013
Stinson Beach residents and property owners are being asked to reduce landscape irrigation by 50 percent under a stage-two alert issued by the water district. General Manager Ed Schmidt told the Light in a phone interview that the district evaluates alerts on a monthly basis and explained that the district...

West Marin grants for youth

04/04/2013
A new round of small grants from the West Marin Fund will focus on projects that emphasize youth involvement in nonprofits, such as internships, volunteer work or philanthropy, according to a press release. “We want them to care about this place” and “love where they live,” Catherine Porter, executive director...

Camp tracks Bolinas in the 1970s

04/04/2013
A Bolinas summer musical for children will explore how the town has changed and remained the same since the 1870’s. Bolinas Bay Performing Arts’ Theater on the Lagoon summer camp announced its June project, Jugville: The Musical. The play, for actors between 8 and 14 years old, will be about...

Bolinas art and garden festival

04/04/2013
Gardening, bee keeping, a tea party and a magic show are just some of the events and information sessions planned for the Bolinas Community Center’s spring fundraiser, “Plant Magic,” this month. “This is for our general fund,” said General Manager Lia Sabbatini, explaining that fundraisers help maintain reasonable class prices...

Salmon spawning on rebound in Lagunitas watershed

03/28/2013
As county officials revamp streamside development rules intended to protect coho salmon, watershed officials released new numbers confirming an unexpected rebound in the number of the endangered fish’s nests in Lagunitas Creek. The 243 nests, known as redds, counted in the 2012-2013 spawning season represented the highest figure since 2007,...

Man arrested in antler standoff

03/28/2013
A Tomales man who has pleaded guilty to wielding a sharpened deer antler is facing a possible six-month sentence in jail, law enforcement officials said this week. Timothy Cornett, 22, pled guilty Friday to the charge of exhibiting a deadly weapon in a in a rude, angry, or threatening manner...

State rural fire fee postponed

03/28/2013
The $150 state fire fee imposed on residents of unincorporated areas like West Marin that set off a maelstrom of complaints and appeals has been temporarily postponed, according to California Department of Forest and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) spokesman Dennis Mathisen. Last year, when the fee was implemented by the...

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