RCD embarks on creek restoration in valley

A private homeowner in the San Geronimo Valley is collaborating with the Marin Resource Conservation District in an unprecedented effort to rejuvenate fish habitat in a residential area along San Geronimo Creek. The project is the first of its kind to come out of the landowner assistance program and is...

Marin report outlines last year’s achievements, next year’s goals

Marin County released its annual state of the county report last week, detailing highlights from last year while outlining supervisors’ five main goals for 2018. “We know that not everybody can get to our meetings or is glued to,” Brent Ainsworth, media specialist for the county, said. “This report...

College presses to repair Bo lab

The College of Marin’s life and earth sciences department is urging the administration and board of trustees to repair the marine lab that has sat derelict beside the Bolinas Lagoon for more than a decade. Administrators have previously argued that a state law barred them from investing in the lab,...

Inverness landowner nominated as ambassador to Austria

President Trump has nominated Trevor Traina, the San Francisco tech entrepreneur whose restoration of a property on the Inverness Ridge stirred local controversy in recent years, to serve as ambassador to Austria. The Senate must approve the nomination to the post, which has been vacant since former Ambassador Alexa Wesner,...

In Tomales, three days with experts in children’s book publishing

It seems to happen now and then: someone weaves a story fit for a children’s book that enchants family and friends but, with no experience in publishing, the author watches her hopes wilt. Squandered stories no more! This month in Tomales, two visiting illustrators from the East Coast bring their...

Bolinas artist circles themes of destruction in new publication

“Hello 2018—let’s find the starfish in our brains.” So begins Bolinas artist, musician and woodworker Charlie Callahan’s new publication, “See Life,” and for the next several thousand words, readers are brought into the author’s swirling manifesto. Locals may know him as a drummer in various bands or through his exhibit...

Higher numbers of salmon and trout bring speculative hopes

The Marin Municipal Water District reported average to high numbers of spawning salmonid species in Lagunitas Creek in January, with the month’s storms finally allowing the spawners to migrate into the tributary streams following a dry stretch late last year. Over a four-day period in January, the district said it...

EAC and others win in suit against state over programmatic pest plan

A superior court judge ruled largely in favor last month of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin and a suite of environmental organizations and others that sued the state’s Department of Food and Agriculture over its plant pest prevention and management program in 2015. Judge Timothy M. Frawley for...


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