Historical ecology of Novato Baylands

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San Francisco Estuary Institute has completed a report showing historical baylands and comparing their extent then to what exists today.

The report is a product of the Flood Control 2.0 project for the Novato Watershed Program.

Download the report.

Fish Passage Program

fish passage

Restoring fish passage
through County structures remains a high priority for Marin County Public Works. Since 2005, eight barrier removal projects have been completed and four more are in the design phase.
Learn more.

Online Novato Watershed Tour

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The Novato Watershed Tour spotlights locations where flood reduction projects could be implemented and habitat restored.

View the Tour

Summer Maintenance

Pump being pulled for cleaning and maintenance

The Flood Control District operates 20 pump stations throughout eastern Marin County. Each pump station contains multiple pumps that work together during storms to pump water from low-lying areas to creeks and the bay. Each summer, the District pulls 5-7 pumps for maintenance. The pumps need to be cleaned, barnacles need to be removed, the parts cleaned and maintained, and the entire thing re-coated against the elements.

Marin Project Coordination Meetings

Image of the flyer for the Project Coordination Meeting.Marin County has monthly project coordination meetings to review and
guide projects through the environmental and regulatory permit process.

Find out more.

Drawing of waves

High tides to watch

2015 dates with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 feet:

July 1st-3rd; July 11th-14th; July 29th-August 2nd; August 27th-30th; September 29th-30th; October 26th-29th; November 23rd-27th; December 21st-26th.

View NOAA's Tides & Currents website for more information.

Salmon Presentation

The Marin Resource Conservation District will host a presentation on how homeowners can utilize salmon-friendly creek bank stabilization techniques.

Thursday, July 2nd
7:00-9:00 pm
Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA

View the flyer.

Thumbnail image of the presentation flyer

Southern Marin Watershed Program Coyote Creek Meeting April 29th

Flyer for the Southern Marin Watershed Program.

Thank you for attending! The presentation and other meeting information is on the Southern Marin Watershed page.