"The West Marin Report" - a local radio news program for KWMR listeners that was first produced by Andrew Shaw in 2006, and most recently by George Clyde from August 2011 through July 2012.
You can listen on-line to any of the most recent programs below and to earlier programs in our archives. Use the Google search window at the top left of the screen to find programs that would interest you.
California Department of Conservation's Message to West Marin Villages: When a Tsunami Threatens, Head for the Hills on Foot, Fast. Senior CDC Geologist Rick Wilson tells a Stinson Beach audience and Katie Kukulka about the local risks and how to avoid becoming part of the debris field. Links to California Tsunami webpage with inundation maps and video, "Marin Tsunami."
Two Stories Today: 17th Annual Trivia Contest at Dance Palace, and Japanese Tsunami Debris Not Expected This Year. The MALT team won the trivia contest again this year, and Ellen Shehadeh provides a colorful report. Meanwhile, thousands of tons of debris from the Japanese tsunami last year are working their way across the Pacific Ocean, but no likely landfall until 2013, if then, as George Clyde reports. For tsunami debris updates, click here. Also, listen to Jenny Stock's program today, "Ocean Currents", on Tsunami predictions and the Japanase marine debris here.
Over 52,000 Comments On Drakes Estero DEIS - Strong Preference for Conversion to Wilderness Status over Continued Oyster Farming. Pt. Reyes National Seashore Outreach Coordinator Melanie Gunn tells George Clyde about the comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which are now on-line. Over 92% of them favor wilderness over oystering. Next: publication this summer of the Final Environmental Impact Statement with a "preferred alternative," and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision. More info here.
Plastic Debris from Drakes Bay Oyster Company Operations Is a Growing Problem, According to the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin. EAC's Executive Director Amy Trainer responds to DBOC's Kevin Lunny's interview yesterday regarding his letter to the California Coastal Commission, and she says the oyster company is failing to protect the area from marine debris from shellfish operations. The Coastal Commission will now consider if more protections or cleanup efforts are needed. George Clyde reports. Link to Tom Baty letter.
Drakes Bay Oyster Company Responds to the California Coastal Commission Regarding Marine Debris. Owner Kevin Lunny denies claims that plastic aquaculture materials found in Drakes Estero are from his operations. He tells George Clyde that the marine debris was created by the prior operator, and that he is cleaning it up. Links to his letter, an appendix and KWMR's previous reports on this matter (with other links): 2/16/12 and 10/7/11; link to EAC response 3/1/12.
A Mix of Business and Pleasure as 130 Attend the Marin County Farm Bureau's 89th Annual Meeting. West Marin Citizen reporter Lynn Axelrod describes the event, where George Grossi received a Lifetime Achievement Award, retired Supervisor Hal Brown received a Friend of Agriculture Award, and Farm Bureau President Dominic Grossi (in photo) identified the Bureau's key concerns with the draft Local Coastal Plan. For photographs and more, see Axelrod's colorful article in the upcoming West Marin Citizen.
Low-Flying Aircraft Over Tomales Bay, Invasive Hybrid Cord Grass in Bolinas Lagoon, the Long-Awaited Tomales Bay Vessel Management Plan, and Preparing for Sea-Level Rise Are All on the Sanctuary's Agenda. Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Maria Brown tells George Clyde about the issues and what's going to happen in the months ahead.