Annual Closure for Richardson Bay Bird Sanctuary

From October 1 of this year to March 31 of next year, approximately 900 acres of Richardson Bay waters will be closed to all boat traffic—including paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes. The annual closure creates a sanctuary for tens of thousands of migratory ducks, geese, and shorebirds while they refuel...

High–Efficiency Toilet Rebates Available

According to HGTV,  California has limited toilet flushes to a mere 1.28 gallons per flush. That limit is now the standard for the current generation of “high-efficiency” toilets (HET) that earn a WaterSense certification from the EPA. The Marin Municipal Water District is encouraging customers to replace old toilets with new...

Coordinator Needed for Coastal Cleanup

Jen Gennari of Issaquah Dock has led our community in Coastal Cleanup since 2017, but as this year’s date approaches, she’s on the East Coast. In her absence, is there anyone willing to serve as the point of contact for picking up materials and reporting back to the Bay Model...

Coastal Cleanup 2019: Butts Still Worst Offender

Twenty people filled more than 19 bags of trash and recycling along our shoreline from Kappas Green to Commodore on Coastal Cleanup Day 2019. Among the unusual items found were goggles, a stinky cooler, a rusted bicycle, candles, and three license plates. The group gathered approximately 175 pounds of trash....

Getting Help Going Green

I recently got new energy-efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs and water-saving faucet aerators installed at no-cost, courtesy of the Rising Sun Center for Opportunity. Rising Sun has been in service with local communities since 1994, training and employing underserved youth and adults in the Bay Area and San Joaquin...

Volunteer to Clean our Shoreline Sept 21

Too often, plastic, cigarette butts, and styrofoam cups mar our beautiful bay shores. For thirty-five years, people have worked to change that. Volunteer with the FHA Environmental Committee and pick up trash along our waterfront during Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, Sept. 21. Our FHA team will meet at the Waldo...