While California might be facing another multi-year drought, a Marin County public school has reached a water conservation milestone: over 360,000 gallons of water saved. The water was collected and stored by a single rooftop rainwater collection system at the Lagunitas School.
The recent purchase of the San Geronimo Golf Course by Marin County has opened up a conservation opportunity for Marin-based ocean and coastal watersheds protection nonprofit, Turtle Island Restoration Network.
Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to consider harm to endangered species when adopting a rule that delays the effective date for the 2015 Clean Water Rule. That rule redefined which waterways are protected under the federal Clean Water Act.
Among the hundreds of people rallying at California’s capitol yesterday against President Trump’s offshore drilling plan were three West Marin environmental organizations: Turtle Island Restoration Network, West Marin Environmental Action Committee and Ocean Conservation Research.
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is considering changing the status of leatherback sea turtles in the Northwest Atlantic after receiving a petition from a fishing group asking that the Northwest Atlantic leatherback sea turtles be listed as “threatened,” instead of endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
On January 1, 2018, the San Geronimo Golf Course ceased operations and shortly thereafter the 157-acre property ownership was transferred to the Trust for Public Land (TPL), who brokered the deal on behalf of the Marin County Parks department, which aims to take ownership over the next couple years.
On January 29, 2018, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) designated the oceanic whitetip shark as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.