We’re Where It’s At

Last week the Marin Independent Journal reported on a recent study that determined: “Amid accelerating sea level rise from climate change, Marin County has the highest number of households in California vulnerable to coastal flooding.” Main Dock’s Rusty Hendley passed along the above editorial cartoon, which ran in the same issue... Read more

Anchor-Outs in the News

The June issue of Marin Magazine  has a brief article about the “ongoing struggle to find a humane and environmentally successful balance on the bay” between habitat protection on one hand and the rights of anchor-outs on the other. Despite attempting to present a balanced view of the situation, the... 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

Status Quo for RBRA

At their April meeting, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) decided on the general direction in dealing with the anchor-out vessels in Richardson’s Bay. Previously, they had delineated four possible options to choose from: Option #1) Enforce existing time limits on all vessels Option #2)  Manage vessels arriving in Richardson’s Bay... Read more

Rising Sea: Understanding Impacts to Bothin Marsh

The area north of our floating community turns out to be the canary in the coal mine. Because of its location and geography, this end of Richardson Bay and Bothin Marsh will likely experience sea level rise earlier than most. Josh Collins, chief scientist of the San Francisco Estuary Institute,... Read more

New Patrol Boat for Richardson Bay

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is acquiring a new state-of-the-art fireboat, which will be berthed at Pelican Yacht Harbor, across from the Sausalito Fire Station. It will be able to operate in as little as three feet of water and respond to emergencies in our community within 5-6 minutes.... Read more

RBRA Seeks Public Input Mar 8

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) will hold an important meeting at Tiburon City Hall, 1501 Tiburon Boulevard in Tiburon. This meeting is of special interest to the floating home community because the public will have direct input into the... Read more

A look Back on Government Posts 2017

The last of these posts looking back on 2017, the FHA Governmental committee stays abreast of issues which affect or will affect our lives, from water quality and developments in Richardson Bay to legislation that may not come into law for several years. Because our situation is so unique, we... Read more

History of Herring in Richardson’s Bay

The annual run of herring off our shores is a phenomenon that’s come and gone over the past half-century. Here’s how Marin This Month Magazine described the annual herring frenzy in January 1960: Fish, fowl and the people of Marin will enjoy on various levels of ecstasy the annual herring... Read more