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

Holiday Tugboat Caroling – You’re Invited

YOU’RE INVITED!  What?      Holiday Tugboat Caroling Where?    Upon the Waters of Our Floating Neighborhood* When?      Monday Dec 11  (Weather Permitting) and/or Wednesday Dec 13   (Weather Permitting)  Time?       Between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m.—Locations depend on tide and access to floating homes How?        You come to the Window or... Read more

The Gift of Giving – Bridging the Divide

This year marks the 4th annual Holiday Anchor-Out Gift Bags project—an initiative launched in 2014 by husband and wife team Carolyn and Chad Carvey, in partnership with the Sausalito Lions Club and Christ Episcopal Church, with the support of local shops and organizations. This is the first year the Carveys have... Read more

RBRA Back in Business

The November 9 meeting of the Richardson Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) took place in Mill Valley City Council Chambers. Prior to the City of Sausalito’s withdrawal from the agency most RBRA meetings took place at the Sausalito City Chambers. Meeting locations will now rotate among the remaining members: Tiburon, Belvedere, Mill... Read more

Buy a Dock — Benefit a Vet

Local nonprofit program—Transformational Sailing—the first veterans’ PTSD resilience and team-building sailing program on SF Bay—is launching a major fundraiser. Floating docks—sourced from a boat harbor on Richardson Bay currently replacing all their docks—will be for sale. The docks being replaced have been granted to Transformational Sailing (TS) for a limited time—starting... Read more