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and the weekend!

 

State Archaeologist asks locals for help in solving horse skeleton mystery
An update on the skeleton of a horse that was found last month in Samuel P. Taylor Park, plus an interview with the state park’s senior archaeologist Breck Parkman – who needs your help looking for clues. He’s created a Facebook page with photographs of the saddle and riding gear that was found on the skeleton of the horse, which he estimates that the creature has been dead for as long as 40 years.  Anyone with information can contact Parkman at (707) 769-5262, ext. 116, or via email at bparkman@parks.ca.gov .

 

Cheers! There’s H1N1 Vaccine for Everyone!
The Marin County Health Department has loosened up restrictions on H1N1 Flu Vaccinations – and more clinics will be scheduled at locations throughout the county. To keep updated on this, visit the Marin Flu website at www.marinflu.org .

 

SG Valley Families Relish in Wet Weather Salmon Spawning
The rainy weather means it’s a good time to view salmon that are spawning in Lagunitas Creek.  We visit with seven year old Forest Knolls resident Margaret O’Brien, and her seven-year-old daughter, Petra Boyd, who had fun on Christmas day watching a mother female salmon build her nest while a Jack salmon swam nearby.

 

“Honey, what should we do with the Christmas Tree?”

The upside is that it looked great in the living room.  The downside is that it’s now a fire danger and is starting to dry out.  The good news is that a program is underway to recycle the estimated 25,000 holidays trees that Marinites buy each year.  You’ll find all of the details at the following link: http://www.marinrecycles.org/Docs/xmas_tree_press_release_2009_10.pdf

 

Happy New Year!
We hear from an assortment of friends and neighbors from around West Marin who wish you and everyone a Happy New Year!


 

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and Tuesday, January 5th

 

$1 Million Grant for Conservation Easements at Lawson’s Landing
The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced a $1 million grant to the California Coastal Conservancy to purchase a conservation easement at Lawson’s Landing to protect the dunes, the wetlands and the habitat for endangered species on the property, and says that another half million dollars of matching funds may be coming from the California Coastal Conservancy.  Kate Symonds of the US Fish and Wildlife Service tells George Clyde about the grant, and Willy Vogler of Lawson’s Landing describes other environmental initiatives at Lawson’s Landing as a highly contested Coastal Commission appeal approaches.

County Releases Final Draft of Salmon Plan
The West Marin Citizen reports that the County of Marin has released the final draft of the proposed Salmon Enhancement Plan – and it was just in time for Christmas.  We’ll examine the controversy that surrounds the plan.  For more information, visit http://www.marinwatersheds.org/ .

BPUD Asks Local Realtors To Disclose Town's Water Issues
The Bolinas Public Utilities District is asking local realtors to remind potential home buyers of the limitation on water usage that come with living in the village.

H1N1 Vaccinations Now Available
The County of Marin has made vaccinations for the H1N1 Swine Flu virus available now to everyone. 

Christmas Tree Recycling Underway in West Marin
It’s not too late to recycle that Christmas Tree at one of several locations around West Marin.  We’ll tell you how


 

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and Thursday, January 7th

Borello Ranch – Mike Giammona’s Vision
Mike Giammona tells George Clyde about the plans that his family had for the septic ponds at the Borello Ranch in Marshall, including clean-up and a composting operation. Now that the property has sold, his trucks are no longer dumping septic waste there, citing environmental concerns. Meanwhile, the investment company that purchased the property may be willing to sell to him.

West Marin Tsunami “Alert”
State and Local Officials want to make certain that West Marin is prepared for the result of a Tsunami.  To that end, the California Geological Survey has released a map that highlights what would happen to Stinson Beach, Bolinas, and even Tomales, as the result of a Tsunami, and Marshall resident Paul Kaufman and his wife, Libby Lee Colman, were instrumental in the creation of a Tsunami preparedness video that is in use by the County Office of Emergency Services.