Environmental Protection

Stefan P. Parnay, Agriculture, Weights and Measures - Marin County
Helpful information and quick tips on local insects, plants diseases, rodents and more.
This program safeguards the public health, safety, and welfare by minimizing erosion and sedimentation.
Oversee, monitor and evaluate the use, records, storage and sales of pesticides as required in the California Food and Agricultural Code, the California Code of Regulations and the Business and Professions Code.
Sudden Oak Death (SOD) is a disease caused by the plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, and has caused widespread oak and tanoak dieback.
Useful links to state and federal invasive species lists, weed database sites, and more.
IPM combines biological, cultural, mechanical, physical and/or chemical tools and other management practices to control pests in a safe, cost effective and environmentally sound manner that contributes to the protection of public health.
Specific information regarding the ordinance rationale, types of businesses affected, and the types of bags that are "allowable".
Recognizes non-lethal control methods such as protection animals (guardian dogs, llamas), electric fencing, scare devices and herd shepherding through a cost share funds.
The Department of Agriculture inspects nursery stock to assure plants are commercially clean with regards to pests, have accurate labeling when required, and have healthy and vigorous plants for sale to the consumer.