Exclusive Discount on New Windows

Renewal by Anderson is repeating its sponsorship of Day in the Park this year, after a good experience in 2023. Denise Mosely, director of marketing for the window company, commented, “by us keeping tack of the revenue (from the October DITP), I am able to show why we should continue...

Stormwater Plan Overlooks Floating Homes

In early March, the Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District held a community meeting to discuss Marin City Stormwater Plan Project concepts. The focus of the meeting was to get community input on ways to decrease flooding in and around Marin City, but residents of Gate 6 ½ attended...

How to Take Action on Climate Change

East Pierians Wilford Welch and Terri Thomas presented a climate change symposium at the Sausalito Library in February. Wilford acknowledged the challenges of getting people to focus on these issues and move from concern about the climate crisis, to actions that individuals can take to solve it. He stressed that...

Get Rewarded for Green Trips

The Marin Commutes Rewards program allows anyone living or working in Marin County to earn up to $500 per year for logging eligible green trips. Wherever you’re going, you can earn rewards for walking, biking, taking transit, carpooling, and vanpooling. You can also earn rewards for working from home. How...

Heat Pump Water Heaters Save Energy and Money

Heat pump water heaters pull heat from the surrounding air into a water tank, using the same technology a refrigerator uses but in reverse. Because they move heat from one place to another rather than generating heat directly, heat pumps can be two to three times more efficient than conventional...

100 Pounds Less Trash in the Bay

The water-borne bay cleanup on August 20 netted over 100 pounds of trash, including a bug-infested cushion, two chairs, a fishing pole, a lighter, a soccer ball, beer cans, water bottles, netting, plastic bucket, and a life preserver. Thanks to Oscar Melet and his family for hosting this event from...

Bay Cleanup Aug 20

Gate 6 ½ teenager Oscar Melet is hosting his third annual Richardson Bay cleanup on Sunday, August 20 from noon to 2:00 PM. This is a water-borne cleanup, so to participate, come to the north side of Gate 6 ½ on a kayak, paddle board or boat. Oscar and his...

 Board Meeting Notes — July 2023

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED ON AT THE JUly 11 FHA BOARD MEETING. MORE DETAILS WILL BE REPORTED LATER IN THE FLOATING TIMES. FHA treasurer Linda Futrell reported that thanks in part to Day in the Park the FHA’s bank balance grew by $3,593,...

The Salt Ponds of San Francisco Bay

Claudia Kelly of Gate 6 ½ sends along this excerpt from the book Down by the Bay—San Francisco’s History Between the Tides: What do silver, salami, steel, wine, and lawn furniture have in common? Maybe a picnic with proper silver cutlery on the lawn comes to mind? What needs shallow...

E-Waste Collection Event Feb 11

Free e–waste recycling will come to 28 Liberty Ship Way in Sausalito from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11. Area residents are encouraged to bring old and worn–out electronic equipment for recycling and safe disposal. Hazardous waste and household appliances (other than microwaves) are not accepted. Additional...