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Dear Friend,

Happy New Year!

If your aspirations for the new year include more time outside, community service, or learning, we have something for you. Join our habitat restoration programs, explore mushrooms at Lake Lagunitas, check out upcoming king tides and learn how One Tam partners are planning for sea level rise impacts to Bothin Marsh and Bolinas Lagoon. And if you have a high school student in your life, read below about our LINC: TAM 2020 summer program.

There is something for everyone on Mt. Tam. See you out there!

~ Your friends at One Tam



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A young volunteer at Muir Woods work dayyou too can maintain the Muir Woods boardwalk and restore redwood forest habitat at our upcoming "Hands on Tam Winter Work Day." Photo by Maria Durana, Parks Conservancy.


Muir Beach Habitat Restoration 
Wednesdays, Jan. 8 & 22: 1-4 pm
Saturdays, Jan. 11 & 25: 10 am-1 pm

In January we will be planting native plants to improve habitat for the endangered Coho salmon, the threatened California red legged frog, and the rare Western Pond Turtle. Learn more about this decade-long restoration project in the Redwoood Creek watershed and become a part of the change. More information and registration>> 


Habitat Restoration at Creekside Marsh 
Saturday, 9 am-Noon

Improve habitat along Creekside Marsh and help prepare our coast for sea level rise. More information and registration>>  


Hands on Tam Winter Work Day 
Saturday, 9 am-Noon

Saturday, 9 am-1:30 pm, registration begins at 8:30 am at the Muir Woods plaza

We love being in Muir Woods, how about you? Join our annual tradition to share some love with Muir Woods. Projects will include planting, weeding, and flossing the boardwalk. More information and registration>>    


Bald Hill Broom Bust! 
9 am- 1 pm

Another great annual tradition, join MMWD and Marin County Parks as we pull broom to improve habitat, reduce fire fuel load, and enhance the beautiful views on Bald Hill. More information and registration>> 

  See all upcoming volunteer events  


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Smokey-gilled hypholoma mushroom. Photo by Lisette Arellano, Parks Conservancy.


One Tam Member Outing: Mushrooms of Mt. Tam 
Saturday, January 18, 10 am 

Join us for an exploratory stroll into the different habitats and rich diversity around Lake Lagunitas at the peak of Mt. Tam’s mushroom season. More information and registration>> 

Mt. Tam MycoBlitz 
Saturday, January 18, 1-4 pm

Join this community science project and work alongside experts to identify and record the mushroom biodiversity at Lake Lagunitas. Registration required>>   


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Cataract Creek. Photo by Paul Myers, Parks Conservancy. 


One Tam Member Outing: Photography Along Cataract Trail And Falls  
Saturday, February 8, 10 am-1 pm

Learn techniques for capturing moving water as well as general nature photography tips with Parks Conservancy photographer Paul Myers. More information and registration>> 



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Sausalito Mill Valley Multi-Use Trail along Bothin Marsh at high tide. Photo by Dana Lui, Marin County Parks. 



The California King Tides Project helps us visualize future sea level by collecting images of our upcoming “king tides,” a non-scientific term we use to describe the exceptionally high tides that occur a few times each year. King tides occur when the moon and the sun align to create the most gravitational pull on the Earth’s oceans and when the moon and sun are closest to Earth. 

We have peak tides predicted locally in Mt. Tam's watershed at Bothin Marsh on: Friday, January 10, 10:32 am; Saturday, January 11, 11:17 am; Sunday, January 12, 12:04 pm; Saturday February 8, 10:20 am; and Sunday, February 9, 11:09 am. Share your images of these high tides on social media with with #kingtides and #onetam, and with the California King Tides Project. Please be safe and take extra precautions when exploring the shoreline during high tides; also, be on the lookout for shore birds that may be taking refuge in the tideline and need extra space.  

Learn more about the sea level rise challenges at Bothin Marsh where sea level is expected to rise ten inches in the next ten years, and learn how One Tam partners are preparing for sea level rise at Bothin Marsh and Bolinas Lagoon.  



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LINC Summer Youth Crew backpacking in Pt. Reyes. Photo by Jaimie Baxter, Parks Conservancy.  


High School Students! Do you love adventure, being outside and trying new things?

 LINC: TAM is a summer internship program for high school students based in Marin. The six-week program begins with a four-day camping trip followed by local service projects on Mt. Tam, field trips, and career and leadership workshops. Projects and activities vary by week and include trail work, plant propagation, and habitat restoration. At the conclusion of the program, all participants receive a cash award. 

The LINC 2020 application opens on January 13 and closes March 8. Please share this opportunity with the high school-aged people in your life. Learn more>> 

About Us

California poppy along Mt. Tam's Ridgecrest Blvd



One Tam works to ensure a healthy, vibrant and diverse landscape for our beloved and iconic Mt. Tam. We are the community-supported partnership of Mt. Tam’s land agencies and managers.

One Team leads programs that care for our mountain, inspire our next generation of land stewards and strengthen our local community. We invite you to join us!




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One Tam brings together inspired community members with its five partners to support the long-term stewardship of Mt. Tam.
One Tam Partner Logos: National Park Service, CA State Parks, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Marin Municipal Water District, and Marin County Parks

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