Join a Bioblitz and Snap a Pic

The California Academy of Sciences is sponsoring a statewide effort to discover, record, and share observations of plants, seaweeds, and animals found along the California coast, and no prior experience is needed to participate. Just head out to the shoreline between now and June 16 to participate in the annual... Read more

FHA Forming Resilient Neighborhood Team

Resilient Neighborhoods makes climate change actions: Concrete and easy to understand Enjoyable Motivating, and A Team Thing with your neighbors They’ve had great success for the last 9 years all over Marin. Here’s a link to a 1-minute video for more information. The FHA Board has agreed to create a... Read more

Resilient Neighborhoods Presentation at May 14 Board Meeting

Tamara Peters, executive director of Resilient Neighborhoods, will give an audio-visual presentation, about her organization, at the beginning of the May 14 FHA Board Meeting. Resilient Neighborhoods offers free workshops to empower people to take action on climate change, lower their bills, strengthen their communities and prepare for emergencies. Last spring,... Read more

Different Floats for Different Folks

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the rivers of the United States were home to entire communities of people living in self-made houseboats. The history of these communities has been explored briefly in river memoirs such as Harlan Hubbard’s Shantyboat Journal but hasn’t been thoroughly examined in a... Read more

What a Load of Crap!

Recently a South 40 resident bagged over 20 dog deposits on the South 40 lawn and left the bags along a path as perhaps a too-subtle reminder to dog owners to pick up after their pets. A half hour later, a fresh deposit was spotted by the path. These deposits... Read more

Sausalito Annual e-Waste Collection Sat Jan 12

Get Rid of Your Old Electronics at sausalito’s 8th Annual E-Waste Event Dispose of electronic waste the right way! The City of Sausalito Sustainability Commission, Bay Cities Refuse Service, and Conservation Corps North Bay are sponsoring their eighth annual e-waste collection event on Saturday, January 12 from 9:00 a.m. to... Read more

A Load Off Our Hands

Our community is a half-ton lighter after the FHA-sponsored e-waste collection day on October 13. That’s how much electronic junk was collected by the Conservation Corps North Bay for recycling. All those old computer parts, TVs, and household appliances will now be kept out of the landfill. The Conservation Corps... Read more

Bay Oyster Forum Oct 27

Last year we reported on a movement to bring back native populations of oysters. They are vital to the health of San Francisco Bay. Olympia oysters filter algae and sediments so underwater plants can grow, and they help create habitat for fish, crabs and birds. Oysters also contour the bottom of the... Read more

3rd Annual e-Waste Collection – Sat Oct 13

It’s time to gather any old electronics you’ve been meaning to get rid of and recycle them. Tossing these items in the trash contributes to our volume of landfill with the added injury of leaching heavy metals into the soil. The FHA environmental committee makes it easy: bring your e-waste... Read more