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Civic Center Watershed Restoration (CCWR) Project

Civic Center Lagoon Prject Launch at Bioneers Conference

Help the Marin Civic Center Lagoon get two Floating Island biofilters! Civic Center Watershed Restoration (CCWR) is a project to improve the water quality of the Marin Civic Center watershed that was launched during the 2014 Bioneers Conference. The goals of the CCWR project are to: Foster community stewardship of watershed commons around the Marin […]

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Bike the Watershed 5: 5th Annual GWC Bicycle Tour

BIKE THE WATERSHED 5 bicycle tour 2015

Bike the Watershed 5 The Gallinas Watershed Council fifth annual bike ride through Gallinas Watershed in North San Rafael took placeon August 15, 2015. This easy,¬†fun and educational¬† all-ages ride featured stops along the way to discuss the watershed and its inhabitants. We started¬† out at the Marin Civic Center Jury Parking Lot near the […]

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San Rafael City and Marin County hiring new Directors!


San Rafael will be hiring a new Director of Public Works and the Marin County Board of Supervisors (BOS) is looking for a new Parks Director. They may hire from within but are looking without as well. These two positions are critically important to have staffed with watershed-wise people in order to implement the changes […]

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Voices of the Watershed: Lynn Payton

Lynn Payton at home in Santa Venetia

Voices of the Watershed Series Lynn Payton: Life on the Santa Venetia Levee In the 1990s when Lynn Payton and her husband were looking to downsize from a large home in San Anselmo, their daughter suggested looking at a house on Adrian Way. The minute Lynn stepped inside, she knew this was the place. She […]

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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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April 19, 2014 Walk the Watershed: Gallinas Watershed Headlands

GWC Earth Day Hike and Cleanup 2013

On April 19, 2013 the Gallinas Watershed Council sponsors a WATERSHED HIKE. This was one of our most popular and educational hikes in 2013 — not to be missed! Purpose: Gather and have fun in our watershed! Tour the Watershed Headlands with Hydrologist Rachel Kamman. Learn about the history of the land, developments that affected […]

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Action Alert! Letters of Support: Restore McInnis Marsh

California Ridgway's Rail, formerly California Clapper Rail

Action Alert Write a Letter of Support to Restore McInnis Marsh! In early June 2013 Elise Holland, Chief of Planning and Resources for Marin County Parks and Open Space, will be requesting grant funding from the State Coastal Conservancy for McInnis Marsh Habitat Restoration Project. This grant would greatly increase the size of the Gallinas […]

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