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and Tuesday, April 20

Windfall Grants for 3 Local Non-Profits
The Marin Community Foundation has bequeathed a grant for $200,000 to West Marin Senior Services, as well as another $30,000 for two local non-profits.

 

Recycle Circus brings but best in Junk, Valuables, and Neighbors
On Sunday morning there was a traffic jam in Point Reyes Station that went down B Street and up 4th Street – with people on their way to drop off items at the 16th annual Recycle Circus.  From office chairs to clothing, books, old swimming flippers, and abandoned potted plants, there was something for everyone.  We talk with Leslie Adler-Ivanbrook of Inverness Park, Peggy Day of Point Reyes Station, and the Tomales Bay Association’s Ken Fox.

 

Outside Membership an issue for PRSVA
The Point Reyes Station Village Association is grappling whether or not to expand its membership to people from outside of Point Reyes Station – as well as to non-profit groups from within the town.  KWMR reporter Herb Kutchins attended a recent meeting of the association and filed this report.

 

Cyclist Safety Lesson
The great spring weather means that there are more bicyclists on West Marin’s roads.  We get a cyclists perspective on how to “share the roads.”


 

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and Thursday, April 22

 

Salazar Comments on Drakes Bay Oyster Farm
The Drakes Bay Oyster Farm may be here to stay – that is if you believe the words of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who said in a recorded interview this week that the oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore will continue. 

 

State Award to West Marin-Inverness Elementary
West Marin Elementary School made it onto the California Distinguished Schools list, announced on Tuesday by the State Department of Education.  We talk with West Marin School’s principal, Anne Harris, along with Shoreline Unified School District Superintendent, Stephen Rosenthal.

 

Slide Ranch Marks 40 Years with Celebration
Saturday marks the 40th Anniversary of Slide Ranch, a non-profit teaching farm located along Highway One between Stinson Beach and Muir Beach.  Brenda Kohn visited the ranch in advance of its anniversary celebration this Saturday and spoke with Charles Higgins, who is the Executive Director at Slide Ranch.

 


 

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and Tuesday, April 27

Sausalito native appointed as PRNS Superintendent.
The Point Reyes National Seashore has a new Superintendent.  She is Marin native Cicely Muldoon, and she should be a familiar face to many as she was Acting Superintendent at the Seashore for two months in 2009.  We spoke by phone with Muldoon on Friday and found out why West Marin and the PRNS mean so much to her, as well as her experience with national parks that have an agricultural component.

A Big Leap? Kinsey Proposes Bringing Freeway Frogs to Lawson’s Landing
What do the Novato Narrows Freeway Widening Project and Lawson’s Landing in Tomales have in common?  Plenty, if you believe the Transportation Authority of Marin, and Supervisor Steve Kinsey, who is petitioning CalTrans to relocate an endangered frog to the coastal campground so that construction can begin on the freeway widening project.