What is a watershed ranger?

Become a Watershed Ranger! In this exciting, hands-on program, students will create mini watersheds, explore their local watershed as environmentalists, study colorful satellite maps, experiment with a model of the San Francisco Bay estuary and learn what our watershed provides for people and wildlife.

Is Marin Watershed open?

The watershed is open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset. During extreme fire conditions, such as Red Flag Warnings, the watershed will be closed for public safety.

How big is the Mt Tam watershed?

Encompassing 46,000 acres, the One Tam area of focus radiates from the top of Mt.

Is Lake Lagunitas open to the public?

Lagunitas Creek, between Alpine and Kent Lake, is open for fishing from the last Saturday in April through November 15. All other streams on Marin Water lands are closed to all fishing, all year. The Soulajule Reservoir, located in West Marin, is open to the public seven days a week from sunrise to sunset.

Where does Marin get its water?

Fresh From the Source About 75 percent of our water supply originates from rainfall on about 22,000 acres of our protected Mt. Tamalpais watershed and in the grassy hills of west Marin, with the remaining supply coming from neighboring Sonoma County’s Russian River water system.

Is Mt Tam open tomorrow?

The park is open from 7 a.m. to sunset. Cars parked after hours may be fined. There’s no main entrance fee, but East Peak, Pantoll and Bootjack trailheads have parking fees.

Why is Mt Tam called the Sleeping Lady?

As she sobbed, the mountain heard her intense sorrow and took pity. When she finally died, the mountain was so moved it changed its form, taking on the supine shape of her body and becoming the Sleeping Lady, our dear Mt. Tamalpais.

Are Marin beaches closed?

There are no seasonal closures at this time.

Is Marin water Hard?

Our water is on the soft side. Water hardness, a measure of dissolved calcium and magnesium in water, is commonly expressed in grains per gallon (gpg). Water from MMWD’s reservoirs ranges in hardness from 2-3 gpg, while water imported from the Russian River ranges from 6-7 gpg.

Is Marin in a drought?

Marin is in a Severe Drought: Save Water With reservoir levels at historic lows, Marin Water’s board of directors declared a water shortage emergency and adopted mandatory water use restrictions.

Can you drive to the top of Mt Tam?

Mount Tamalpais is one of the tallest mountains in the San Francisco area, and it provides fantastic opportunities to view the surrounding region from above. The mountain is easy to access; you can drive nearly all the way to the top. Once you get there, a few short trails take you up and around the mountain.