Tag Archives: Marin County

Identifying Plants on Mt. Tamalpais – Environmental Forum of Marin

One TamBookjack BioBlitz and Rare Plant Treasure:

  • Friday, May 11 — 9:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Help identify and document every living species on Mt. Tam. A second BioBlitz will take place on June 9.

This group is a great resource for the Bay Area, with many classes, activities, talks and training sessions. They also have a video library that chronicles their projects and classes. — the editor


Master Class 44 Graduates Ready to Stir Up Some Trouble!

Each year, as the Forum’s Master Class students present their stewardship projects and graduate, we feel emboldened by our “Education for Action” mantra. Master Class Director, Norma Fragoso, and MC assistant Tom Arthur, organized expert speakers at various venues throughout Marin and provided engaging coursework to strengthen our students’ knowledge about environmental issues.


  • www.MarinEFM.org
  • Environmental Forum of Marin | P.O. Box 151546, San Rafael, CA 94915 | 415-484-8336

Enjoy Northern Marin by Foot

A Beautiful Morning Hike in Marin!
It can get very hot in the summer, so earlier is better at Olompali State Park. It’s an easy 3.5 mile hike with one moderate climb. Perfect for an autumn day and a fun hike with interesting things to see.  It’s near Gnoss Air Field and you may have missed it entirely. A nice place to hike and enjoy the Oak Bay woodland and grassland that is all over northern Marin County.
From this area you can hike all the way up to Mt. Burdell, another open space which also has a lot of history too. In fact the stone walls built by Chinese laborers go from Olompali to Mt. Burdell. It’s the mountain that you see from Hwy 101 as you are headed out of Novato and into Petaluma.
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Olompali State Historic Park, off of Hwy 101
Northwest Marin, CA –
CSP’s Olompali page.
Park office 415-892-3383

Hike around Mt. Tamalpais

This hike is glorious. I think San Bruno Mountain and Mt. Tam are two of the best hikes we have in the bay area. Make sure to come prepared. That makes any hike more fun!

 What To Bring:  Water, Sun Protection, hat, camera, wool socks help, hiking poles are nice, cash For Food & Beverages and bridge toll after the hike.
This 4.3 mile loop hike is easy, takes about 2.5 hrs, with about 600 feet in elevation change. Trailhead elevation is around 1500 feet. This hike climbs to about 2000 feet, and spends plenty of time on a mostly level course.  It wanders over dirt roads and trails, in a mixture of sun and shade.
Location: Pantoll Rd.
Mill Valley, CA 94941