Urban Streams Coordination
The Urban Streams Coordinator (USC) position was created as a result of the Stream Conservation Area Ordinance. The role of the USC is to provide support and assistance to the residents that live along Marin County’s creeks through educational workshops, presentations, watershed tours and site visits that can result in targeted restoration actions. The USC will work with County departments; Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program ( MCSTOPPP), Marin Watershed Program, Community Development Agency, Department of Public Works in addition to the various watershed and neighborhood organizations and associations. Through collaborative efforts with local, state and federal regulatory agencies, the USC will guide property owners through the challenging permitting process when applying for projects that include development and/or restoration along the creeks of Marin. Finally the USC will act as the liaison between the various stakeholders, facilitating communication among all parties.
Attention: Green Waste Days at West Marin Compost
The 2015 free green waste drop off dates have ended. Stay tuned for 2016 dates. This is your opportunity for free and safe disposal of green waste yard materials such as branches, grass and light brush. No building materials. They are located at 5575 Nicasio Valley Road and can be reached by phone at 415 662 9849. Check out their webpage to learn more about West Marin Compost, Click HERE!
Attention: Household Hazardous Waste, Universal Waste, Bulb & Battery Take Back Program
There are drop-off facilities provided through Marin County’s Department of Public Works for residents of Marin County that may bring paint, adhesives, motor oil, pesticides, household batteries, light bulbs, latex paint, computer monitors, televisions, household electronics, and bleach cleaners to the facility free of charge. Click HERE to learn about specific locations for drop-offs. Residential Customers: Thursday – Saturday, 8am – 3:30pm. Call ahead for details. 565 Jacoby St., San Rafael Residential (415) 485-6806.
Attending a Watershed Work Day with Green Gulch Zen Center in December, 2014 conducting restoration on a tributary to Redwood Creek, near Muir Beach.
Sarah Phillips attending a Gallinas Creek watershed tour by Judy Shriebman from the Gallinas Watershed Council in November, 2014.
Joining Trout Unlimited’s North Bay Chapter during a release of Trout in the Classroom into Bon Tempe Reservoir in April, 2015.
Assisting streamside residents in Marin through a San Geronimo Valley Stewards meeting in January, 2015.
Helping SPAWN install a willow wall at Cheda Ranch to reduce creek bank erosion and increase riparian canopy cover in October, 2014.
Monitoring for steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) with Catie Clune from SPAWN in April, 2015.