Richardson Bay Seaplane Has Neighbors Buzzing

Reposted with permission from George Russell and the Marin Independent Journal | post by Jenny Stein

A group of Strawberry residents have grown increasingly irritated by the planes operated by Seaplane Adventures, a Mill Valley business that for more than 70 years has offered air tours over the Bay Area. Complaints about noise and possible impacts on wildlife have prompted Marin County officials to recommend modifying the company’s use permit to limit the number of daily flights, though one option would be to prohibit seaplanes from Richardson Bay altogether.

Thanks to both editorial cartoonist George Russell and the Marin Independent Journal for agreeing to let us repost this editorial cartoon special to the Marin IJ—published August 27, the day before the Planning Commission meeting. Read up on the outcome, posted August 29, the day after: Seaplanes to Keep Flying.