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Bike the Watershed 4: 4th Annual GWC Bicycle Tour

Attendees of "Bike The Watershed 4" GWC bike ride in August 2014

Bike the Watershed 4 The Gallinas Watershed Council held our fourth annual bike ride through the watershed on August 16, 2014. Our 4th Annual GWC “BIKE THE WATERSHED” Bicycle Tour took place in North San Rafael near McInnis Park. We had several stops along the way including at the SMART train tracks and the wetlands […]

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Letter to San Rafael City Council regarding SR Airport Expansion and Rezoning

Rezone? Good Trade-Off? The San Rafael City Council is under pressure to rezone a flood-prone, eco-rich site to allow high intensity development next to an airport runway. Now it’s a pay-for-play sports complex far from most neighborhoods. What’s next? The 1983 trade-off permitted rights to develop lands east of the freeway, keeping this area free […]

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SR Airport Rezoning and Expansion

Stop the San Rafael Airport Expansion/Rezoning and help save the endangered Clapper Rail and our local wetlands! San Rafael Planning Commission recommended approval of Airport Sports Project to the City Council. SR City Council will decide to approve the project on December 17. Friends of Gallinas Creek website has everything you need to know about […]

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Another Big Bird in the News

Sesame Street’s Big Bird was under attack last week as a symbol for government sponsored public broadcasting. Another big bird named Clapella made local news as a government protected endangered species under attack by wetland development. Clapella and her friends staged a protest in front of San Rafael City Hall. The story was carried as […]

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Places to play soccer in San Rafael


Where can one play soccer in San Rafael and nearby East Marin? Are there any alternative locations for the large sports complex development planned for the San Rafael airport?   Here are some alternative locations without the environmental impact of the facility planned for the airport wetlands. Potential locations for a sports facility 923 E […]

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Airport Wetlands Complex

City of San Rafael Planning Commission has postponed the Merits of the Airport Sports Complex Project public hearing. New date is May 29 at 7 pm at the SR City Council Chambers. This is where anyone can and should bring up objections to this plan. Please attend and show your support for the Gallinas Watershed. […]

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Stop the Airport Expansion! Save the Clapper Rail

Help protect the biologically rich Gallinas wetlands from the massive proposed airport development. The Gallinas Creek watershed in Marin County is home to one of the largest populations of federally endangered California clapper rails in the north bay. Nestled between historic China Camp State Park and the Hamilton Field restoration site, the watershed is also home […]

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