Will the Humming Toadfish March Again?

The Humming Toadfish Marching Kazoo Band has been a mainstay of Sausalito’s Fourth of July Parade since the last century. Until last year, that is. Now the Floating Homes Association is out to march once more. . . all we need is a leader. For those who weren’t here in... Read more

Those Darn (Federally Protected) Geese

It’s nearly spring: the daffodils are in bloom and the wildfowl have returned to the docks to feather their nests for new clutches of goslings and ducklings. Avoid engaging in a stare-down with the geese, give them a wide berth and don’t blame them for taking such a liking to... Read more

Dramatic Sea Lion Rescue on East Pier

Terri Thomas of East Pier describes how her dog, Thoreau, first spotted a California sea lion in trouble (on Tuesday Oct 16) along with the rescue by The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC) and the eventual naming of the juvenile sea lion, Walden: “Thoreau saw Walden first (ha!). I was sitting... 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

Balancing on the Dock of the Bay

Balancing on the Dock of the Bay (top photo) by Malia Dailey of Liberty Dock and Palm Springs. Black-crowned Night Heron, Egret, and Pigeon photos by Karen Cadenhead of Main Dock. This photo-only submission thanks to Rusty Hendley, also of Main Dock. Read more

Underneath the Docks of the Bay

Sausalito resident Michael Konrad retired from a career as a biochemist and molecular biologist to focus on the marine life along the Richardson Bay shore. His book, Life on the Dock, describes the animals and plants that grow on the edges of the floating docks that make up our boat... Read more

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention

The California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways, California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean & Green Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a FREE Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Workshop in Sausalito on June 13. AIS pose serious threats to... Read more

A Clutch Here – A Gaggle There – It’s Spring!

Canada Geese—love ’em, hate ’em—the clutches of eggs, and the fluffy goslings that emerge, signal spring is here. It’s a good time to remind folks to give the nests a wide berth, and to defer to these federally protected birds during close encounters on the docks and along the waterside.... Read more

A Look Back – 2017 Environmental Posts

Looking back over 2017 it’s clear the FHA Environmental Committee supports individual actions and choices—with posts addressing alternatives to herbicides for weed management, oyster shell recycling, and invasive plant species removal—alongside the bigger picture of sea level rise. To read a post, click the link/story title.  For 2018 expect more... Read more