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and Tuesday, February 2

 

Earthquake-Proof Tank Coming to Muir Beach
The Muir Beach Community Services District is getting a new, seismically safe water tank – and – pending approval by the California Coastal Commission – hopes to start work on it this spring.  KWMR’s Brenda Kohn spoke with Community Services District Manager Leighton Hills. 

 

Storms Wreak Havoc at Elephant Seal Colony
Our recent storms have resulted in the drowning deaths of dozens of elephant seal pups at the Pt. Reyes elephant seal colony, and many adults have moved from the headlands to safer sites.  But, the good news is that there are more than ever to be seen from public viewing area near the Chimney Rock parking lot. You can drive there weekdays, or take a shuttle weekends and holidays. George Clyde speaks with Park marine biologist Sarah Allen.

 

A Dent Made in Local Housing Problems
KWMR reporter Mark Dowie stopped by the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin to have a chat with outgoing executive director, Rae Levine, about her tenure at the non-profit affordable housing agency.


 

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and Thursday, February 4

 

Neubacher Gets Crown Jewel Assignment
There are some big changes afoot at the Point Reyes National Seashore as longtime Superintendent Don Neubacher becomes the new Superintendent at Yosemite National Park!

 

Trail Proposals Discussed at Contentious Meeting
The Marin County Open Space District held a contentious meeting on Monday to discuss trail access in Marin – something that could be changing as tax revenues falter causing officials to re-think the concept of trail-sharing.

Lagunitas School Kids Dig in the Mud to Protect the Environment
Thirty-five young students from the Lagunitas School spent a muddy day planting native trees to prevent further erosion at the Clark Summit Farm.  KWMR’s George Clyde interviews the kids, farmer Liz Cuninghame, organizer Laurette Rogers, and Lagunitas teacher Janet Clover and reports about the STRAW program  of The Bay Institute that organized the activity.  An award-winning documentary on STRAW will be shown at the Dance Palace on the afternoon of February 28; tickets here.

He’s No Stranger Here…
A KWMR shout-out to Marshall resident Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, who took home another top prize at the Grammy Awards this past Sunday.


 

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and the weekend!

NPS Proposes New Equestrian Rules at Packed Meeting
What does the National Park Service have in store for equestrians in parts of West Marin such as Muir Beach?  They told a packed house their plans on Tuesday evening at a meeting in Sausalito.  KWMR reporter Brenda Kohn was there and files this report. For further information, please visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/goga, then click on "Marin Equestrian Plan

Inverness Resident Kathy Munger, 81
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service that will be held for Kathy Munger, who passed away on Wednesday evening. The public service will be held at the Dance Palace, Saturday at 1 PM.

Gassy Cows Run Herd over Clean Air Meeting
KWMR Farm Report host Robin Carpenter files a report from the Clean Air meeting that was held at the Point Reyes Dance Palace on Tuesday afternoon.   How much effect do grass fed cows really have on methane in the atmosphere?

The Bridge to Nowhere?
Will there ever be a bridge from Inverness over the Giacomini wetlands?  Or does the Park Service have something else entirely in mind.  KWMR’s Herb Kutchins examines the issue.