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Dear Friend,

It’s been quite a month since our last newsletter! We hope that you and your family are continuing to stay healthy and in good spirits as we enter the beginning of the holiday season.

Last month, we did something new. We adapted our biannual One Tam Summit and took it online. It was a huge success. Over 400 participants participated in the Summit during the course of the month-long event. We are so grateful to our partners, panelists, and attendees. Read below to catch up on some of the resources that were shared, as well as other news and events from One Tam.

I'm also excited to announce that from now until December 31, your gift to One Tam will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $15,500! Not a member yet? Become a One Tam member during our Year End Matching Gift Campaign and your membership gift will double in size and impact. Please help us reach our $15,500 goal.

As always, thanks to all of our One Tam members and supporters who invest in our work and the mountain. During this season of gratitude, please know that you have ours!

Cailey Gibson
Associate Director, Individual Giving, One Tam


One Tam Summit: Recap and Resources

Paul Myers / Parks Conservancy

Thank you to everyone who joined us at this year’s virtual One Tam Summit on Climate: Change and Resilience!

We welcomed 50 speakers and over 400 participants, including One Tam partner staff, scientists, community members, volunteers, and students from Marin and beyond, over a series of five morning-long webinars and three interactive sessions. Our insightful speakers helped us understand where we are as a community Marin during these times of climate change, COVID-19, and social change.

We discussed the connection between our public land and public health, and the necessity of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors and the climate movement. We looked at forest health and fire, we met incredible youth who shared thoughtful messages about the present and future, we considered our evolving shorelines and what Marin might look like with rising seas, we met local species and some of the staff who study them, and during our final session, we heard about innovative local solutions and the meaning of resilience. Thank you so much for taking the One Tam Summit journey with us!

We will continue to update the event website with recordings of the presentations as they become available at Don’t forget to check out all the additional informational resources still available on that page, too!


Survey: Bothin Marsh Needs Your Input! 

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One of three design options being considered for the Bothin Marsh project.

Last month, we held a community event to share design concepts for the Evolving Shorelines Project at Bothin Marsh. 47 community members attended and were introduced to three different concepts for elevating the Mill Valley – Sausalito Multi-Use Pathway and enhancing Bothin’s tidal marsh habitat. In the coming months we are seeking community feedback on the concepts. Community input is a key aspect in evaluating the costs and benefits of each concept in this effort to adapt the shoreline to sea level rise.

Even if you weren’t able to attend the event, you can still watch a recording of the Adaptation Concepts Presentation and provide feedback on through our Survey.

Email Rob LaPorte at with questions.


Event: Annual One Tam Day of Thanks Evolves into a month long celebration of thankS

Will Elders / NPS

Here at One Tam, the weekend before Thanksgiving was known as Mt. Tam Day of Thanks. Volunteers gathered to give back to the mountain through restoration work. This year, we are asking people to give thanks to Mt. Tamalpais all month through several virtual activities. See what inspires you from our list below:

1.    Participate in One Tam’s Time of Thanks Monarch Observation Challenge

Monarch butterflies are migrating through Marin in November. Use the iNaturalist phone and web app to record your observations of Monarch butterflies - and any other butterflies! Your observations will help scientists learn more about Monarchs.  

2.    Attend a webinar on the Monarch butterfly

This Friday, November 20th from 7-8:30pm attend a Webinar on the Monarch butterfly to learn about their lifecycles and how they are doing on the West Coast. You’ll also learn about what you can do to help save these butterflies and receive free milkweed seeds to plan in your own garden. Register in advance for this meeting.  

3.    Write a letter of gratitude

Take a moment to reflect on Mt. Tamalpais and the nature that surrounds you.  Write about what are you thankful for and read other letters that people have written. Go to Dear Planet Earth to submit your thank you note.


iNaturalist Observation of the Month


Earlier this fall, National Park Service wildlife biologists started using temporary remote tracking collars and color-coded ear tags to learn about coyote population size and movement in the Marin Headlands. Tracking coyotes will help build a stronger understanding of how they are using park lands and responding to human behavior. It will inform targeted community outreach and management actions that protect visitor and coyote safety.

If you see a coyote with a satellite collar and colored ear tags, please upload an iNaturalist observation. You can view other observations here Be mindful that even approaching a coyote for a photo op can encourage habituated behavior, so please maintain a generous distance at all times to help keep coyotes safe. Telephoto lenses are a great way to capture wildlife photos from a safe distance and a distant, zoomed-in photo is just fine on iNaturalist, even with a bit of blur.

Read more about the project on the NPS website here.

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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.

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