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

Ted Eitelbuss (1941 – 2018)

Ted Eitelbuss passed peacefully on Thursday Aug. 16 at 7:21 a.m. at the age of 77. He was preceded by Elinore and Edward, his mother and father, and his sons Ira and Dutch. He is survived by his loving wife Jenny, his sons Joe, Ted Jr, Luke, and Tate, and... Read more

Sept 5: Evolving Shorelines – Of Marsh and Men

Evolving Shorelines – Of Marsh and Men: Staying Above Water at Bothin Marsh Marin County Parks Event When: Wednesday, September 5, 7 – 8:30pm Where: Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley What: Laurel Collins explores man’s impact over time on the upper Richardson Bay shore in the vicinity... Read more

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