Environmental Protection

This collection of links contains useful information about environmental protection and services available in the County of Marin.

Agricultural Institute of Mairn

Our mission is to connect and support communities and agriculture through our educational programs and outreach, including operation of 7 farmers markets in the San Francisco Bay area.

Business Resources

Information and resources for businesses operating in Marin County.

California Native Plant Society - Marin Chapter

Our mission is to increase understanding and appreciation of California's native plants, and to preserve them in their natural habitat through scientific activities, education, and conservation.

Clem Miller Environmental Education Center

The Clem Miller Environmental Education Center is an 80-bed, green certified, residential facility located within the 70,000 acre Point Reyes National Seashore and available by reservation to trained educators for use as base camp for their own environmental studies and/or natural history education programs and as the home base for Point Reyes Summer Camp.

Community Report & Survey Results

Information about the Marin County 2009 Report to the Community. This report provides a brief overview of our efforts to create a more sustainable future.

Creeks and Watersheds

Marin County Creeks and Watersheds information.

Environmental Protection

General information on the District Attorney Environmental Protection Unit.

FCZ #1 (Novato)

To review flood control projects as well as the proposed annual budget and findings for the zone and, advise the Board and make recommendations.

FCZ #10 (Inverness)

To review flood control projects as well as the proposed annual budget and findings for the zone and, advise the Board and make recommendations.

FCZ #3 (Richardson Bay)

To review flood control projects as well as the proposed annual budget and findings for the zone and, advise the Board and make recommendations.

FCZ #4 (Bel Aire-Tiburon)

To review flood control projects as well as the proposed annual budget and findings for the zone and, advise the Board and make recommendations.

FCZ #5 (Stinson Beach)

To review flood control projects as well as the proposed annual budget and findings for the zone and, advise the Board and make recommendations.

FCZ #6 (Rafael Meadows)

To review flood control projects as well as the proposed annual budget and findings for the zone and, advise the Board and make recommendations.

FCZ #7 (Santa Venetia)

To review flood control projects as well as the proposed annual budget and findings for the zone and, advise the Board and make recommendations.

FCZ #9 (Corte Madera Creek)

To review flood control projects as well as the proposed annual budget and findings for the zone and, advise the Board and make recommendations.

Fish and Wildlife Commission

To advise the Board of Supervisors on matters pertaining to fish and game propagation, habitat, and conservation.


Flood Control

Information about the Flood Control Division of Marin County including the flood zones in Marin County.

Gallinas Watershed Council

Gallinas Watershed Council is a diverse group of volunteers committed to using the watershed approach to protect and enhance our environment.

Green Business Program

Information about the Green Business Program which is a voluntary partnership among business leaders, government agencies and non-profit organizations in Marin County.

Hazardous & Solid Waste Mgmt. JPA Local Task Force

The Local Task Force serves as an advisory board to the Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Authority.

Illegal Discharge Contacts

A list of local contacts for reporting illegal stormwater discharge violations.

Livestock Protection

Recognizes non-lethal control methods such as protection animals (guardian dogs, llamas), electric fencing, scare devices and herd shepherding through a cost share funds.

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT)

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) is a private, member-supported nonprofit organization created to preserve Marin County farmlands for agricultural use.

Marin Open Garden Project

Marin Open Garden Project coordinates a weekly exchange of backyard garden bounty in several locations in Marin County.

Marin's Stormwater Coordinators

A list of local contacts for stormwater-related questions and/or issues.

MCSTOPPP

Information about stormwater pollution prevention in Marin County including illegal discharge reporting forms.

Ocean Conservation Research

Ocean Conservation Research promotes and supports marine biological and technological research based on conservation priorities. We are initially focused on understanding the scope of, and exploring solutions to the growing problem of human generated noise pollution and its impact on marine animals.

Pesticide Free Zone, Inc.

A public awareness campaign seeking to change the way people view pesticides because pesticides are more dangerous than second-hand smoke.

Planning

The Planning Division of the Community Development Agency promotes sustainability by regulating land use and real estate development. We are primarily responsible for writing planning policies and codes, and reviewing applications for various development permits, use permits, and subdivisions in the unincorporated areas of Marin County, California.

Plastic Bag Ordinance

Specific information regarding the ordinance rationale, types of businesses affected, and the types of bags that are "allowable".

Point Blue Conservation Science

Our mission is to conserve birds and the environment using science to understand and find solutions to problems threatening wildlife populations and ecosystems.

Point Reyes National Seashore Association

Works in partnership with the National Park Service to preserve, interpret, and enhance the park's cultural, natural, and recreational resources.

Project Coyote

Project Coyote promotes educated coexistence between people and coyotes by championing progressive management policies that reduce human-coyote conflict, supporting innovative scientific research, and by fostering respect for and understanding of America's native wild "song dog."

Pt. San Pedro Road Coalition

Coalition of homeowners associations and residents along Pt. San Pedro Road in east San Rafael

Resources for Post-Construction Stormwater Requirements

Information for contractors and other individuals planning construction projects in Marin County.

Sir Francis Drake Rehabilitation Project

Overview and exhibits pertaining to the rehabilitation of a 5.2 mile long segment of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

SRRQ Emergency Response

San Rafael Rock Quarry Emergency Response Work Notice, April 24, 2015

Sunrise Center

We offer classes, workshops and events that aid in building our skills to have sustainable relationships while living a sustainable life.

The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN)

The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) works to protect threatened coho salmon and steelhead and the environment on which we all depend. We use a multi-faceted approach including grassroots action, habitat restoration, policy development, environmental education, media campaigns and litigation.

Transition Mill Valley

Preparing our community's ability to address the challenges of peak oil & energy price shocks, climate instability, and creating a resilient local economy in Southern Marin.

UC Davis Website

Science-based solutions for Marin's communities, farms, and environment

University of California Cooperative

Science based solutions for communities, farms and environment.

Women's Earth and Climate Caucus

The Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC) is a solution-based alliance that works to foster resilient communities, reduce carbon emissions, promote a post-carbon economy and energy future, while encouraging societal transformation.