Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

2017 IPM Award Nominations

POSTED ON: August 4, 2017

Nominations are now being taken for the Marin County IPM Achievement Award. The Marin County Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Commission recognizes individuals and organizations that demonstrate innovation, knowledge, skill, leadership, inspiration, and courage in pursuing new systems of pest management that result in reduction in pesticide use within Marin County. Up to two individuals or organizations per year receive the award. The deadline to submit a nomination for this year's award is September 1, 2017.

Hunt Camp Trail Proposal Approved

POSTED ON: June 7, 2017

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) has accepted the proposal to improve the Hunt Camp Trail in Gary Giacomini Preserve, and incorporate it into the MCOSD trail system as a hiker/biker trail. The proposal includes two reroutes on Upper Hunt Camp and the installation of wet crossings and drainage improvements. The project description was circulated for a 30-day administrative comment period from April 13 to May 15, 2017. A total of 134 public comments were received, with the majority favoring the proposed change. The project will now be evaluated pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Check Out a Library Parks Pass

POSTED ON: April 6, 2017

If you have a Marin County library card, you can check out a Marin County parks pass. The parks pass covers free entry and parking for McNears Beach Park, Paradise Beach Park, Stafford Lake Park, Black Point Boat Launch, and Miller Point Boat Launch. It can be checked out for one week at a time.

Parks passes are available at all ten Marin County free libraries: Civic Center, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Inverness, Marin City, Novato, Point Reyes, South Novato, and Stinson Beach. The library’s traveling Bookmobile also offers the passes.

For more information about checking out a parks pass, call or visit your nearest Marin County Free Library.

Draft 2017 Road and Trail Work Plan Announced

POSTED ON: February 14, 2017

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) has released its draft 2017 Road and Trail Work Plan. The project list identifies proposed road and trail work for late spring and fall 2017. MCOSD welcomes public input on proposed projects.

FY 2015-16 Annual Report Now Available

POSTED ON: February 14, 2017

Marin County Parks Annual Report provides an overview of the department’s goals and achievements in fiscal year 2015-16. It highlights key projects accomplished during the fiscal year and summarizes Parks’ annual budget, detailing Measure A expenditures. Measure A provides resources to support Marin County parks and open spaces, regional community park projects, and farmland preservation in Marin. Measure A’s one-quarter cent retail transaction and use tax was passed by voters in November 2012. You can also read the annual report in Spanish.

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