Marin County Measure A and Marin RCD

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Measure A enables the Marin RCD to leverage outside State and Federal grants that require dollar to dollar matching contributions. Since 2013, we have secured over $2 million in matching grants (over $2.5 to every $1) for local projects!

  • Improved 6 miles of endangered salmonid habitat by eliminating summertime farm water diversions
  • Improved streams by installing 9.8 miles of riparian fence
  • Installed alternative livestock water sources to reduce pathogens in Tomales Bay: 10 solar pumping plants, 9 tanks and 11 troughs equipped with wildlife escape ramps
  • Installed 2,978 native plants to increase wildlife habitat and biodiversity
  • Improved 111,300 gallons of water at dairy facilities
  • Sequestered 37 MT CO2e/year with compost application on 23 acres


  • Measure A matching funds will secure a $1M grant from the State Coastal Conservancy to complete 6 riparian projects and design 6 additional projects on ranches.
  • Complete a dairy water quality improvement project, matched with GHG reduction funds, to save 3,600,000 gallons of water per year and 4,200 gallons in diesel fuel resulting in a GHG reduction of 3,171 MT CO2e over five years.

Measure A overcomes ag opponents

Point Reyes Light: Ike Allen, June 15, 2022

Measure A, Marin’s sales tax for parks and open space, passed easily at the ballot box again, despite heightened scrutiny. The quarter-cent tax, which pays for the maintenance and acquisition of county parks, open space preserves and protected farmland, first passed in 2012 with little opposition. But opinions on the preservation of farmland have shifted in recent years, and the months leading up to last Tuesday’s primary saw targeted opposition to the measure from a group that cast Measure A grants for agricultural easements as public entitlements for private businesses… read the rest of the article here.

Measure A Projects

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Read more about each project by clicking on the watersheds!