Bay Cleanup Makes a Difference

About 20 people attended the May 1 Bay cleanup sponsored by 13-year old Oscar Melet of Gate 6 ½. Oscar’s mom, Nikki, reported that the group retrieved a large tarpaulin, styrofoam, ChapStick, a pill bottle and more. “We noticed there was way less trash than last year,” she pointed out...

Bay Cleanup May 1

Oscar Melet, a 13-year-old on Gate 6 ½, will host his second annual water-access bay cleanup on Sunday, May 1, from 11:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oscar says, “I hope you can join us on your own water vessel. If you need to rent, try Sea Trek. It’ll be super...

County Considers Reusable Foodware Ordinance Apr 19

David Moreno of Main Dock passes along the news that on April 19, the Marin County Board of Supervisors will have their first hearing and vote on a draft ordinance addressing reusable foodware. A final adoption vote is scheduled for May 10. If adopted, the ordinance will: Replace single-use plastic packaging...

King Tides Return This Weekend

Five days of king tides (over 6.5’) will begin this Saturday, causing flooding in low–lying areas of Southern Marin. Here’s the schedule: Sat.        1/29       8:32 a.m.          6.7’ Sun.       1/30       9:28 a.m.          6.9’ Mon.     1/31       10:21a.m.    ...

Tsunami Rolls in — Barely

On Saturday morning, phones were buzzing with voice mails, texts and emails warning of a tsunami advisory. Triggered by an underwater volcanic eruption in the South Pacific, a series of wave surges was expected to plow into the bay throughout the day, with water possibly rising to king tide levels....

Use BioBags for Your Food Scraps

Did you know you can line the compost pail in your kitchen with BioBag compostable bags (or other compostable liners) to simplify transport and cleaning? Bagging green waste in compostable materials also keeps the collection bins cleaner and reduces odors. Collection bins in Sausalito and Marin City are serviced by...

7-foot Tides for New Years

Predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are that king tides (above 6.5’) will return from December 28 through January 4, peaking at 7 feet or more on January 1 through January 3. Currently, the forecast is for dry skies during that period, but if storms do arrive,...

Otters Popping Up all Over

“After Decades Away, River Otters Make a Triumphant Return to the Bay Area” reported Bay Nature Magazine in 2016. Writer Kat McGown reported: “the fact that otters are back in the Bay Area of their own accord without any reintroduction program to help them looks like a reason to declare...

High Tides and Rain on the Horizon

Unusually high tides of 6.5’ or more are expected from Thursday, November 4 through Monday, November 8. There’s also a chance of rain on Thursday, Sunday and Monday, which could lead to flooding at low points such as the 101/Marin City offramp, Manzanita Park & Ride lot, and some portions...

News from the RBRA

The next meeting of the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) is October 14, and an advance peek at the board packet for the meeting disclosed a number of new developments to be discussed. First, RBRA Harbormaster Curtis Havel has announced his departure at the end of the month to pursue...