Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

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Come "Into the Woods" with One Tam to explore Mt. Tam's forest systems and how they are changing!

  • Look at Mt. Tam’s redwood forests, oak woodlands, and conifer forests through multiple angles, including their ecology, health, wildlife, resiliency, and more.
  • Learn how forests are affected by broader themes of change happening in our region, like climate change, evolving fire regimes, and disease.
  • Take a close look at the tanoak - a common element of our region's landscapes, but rich in natural and cultural history.
  • Find out how to get involved in the many community science, habitat restoration, and other opportunities offered as a part of our and other organization's work to protect Mt. Tam.

Where: Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

When: Friday, October 5, 2018, 9 am-5 pm


Members receive a discount! Ticket includes lunch and reception following the event. Scholarships are available – contact for info. 

Hope to see you there!

LINC-Tam Wraps Up Another Wonderful Season

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Left and Right: LINC-Tam students learning new building skills. Photos by Parks Conservancy staff

Middle: LINC-Tam students helping to remove invasive French broom. Photo by Erin Lacour

This summer One Tam and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy led a six-week summer program, LINC-Tam, which facilitated 20 Marin County high schoolers in supporting their communities and the environment. With a new service project each day, instructive and fun activities, and two backpacking trips, the group was exposed to many park sites, staff and natural resource professions throughout the program.

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Left: LINC-Tam practices teamwork through a fun game! Photo by Parks Conservancy staff

Right: Students pushed themselves to higher heights on a ropes course. Photo by Erin Lacour.

They were challenged to further develop their interests, become leaders, and develop close friendships despite their differences. The team’s favorite activity took place on Kent Island, where they were first tasked to pull ice plant, then to create a story with it. The stories and dances that were paired with the activity act as a metaphor for the summer experience: the work was tough and physical, but each person brought a uniqueness that made it creative and fun!

The impact of this year's LINC-Tam is best summarized by the students themselves.

It helped me understand how people in environmental jobs got to where they are today and with that how I can get to where I want to go in the environmental field.” -Zoe

Being able to clean up our county parks for the enjoyment of the whole community has brought a smile to my face every day.” -Luis

I really loved how each individual had their own story and difference and were so brave to embrace it.” -Ashley  

Read first-hand accounts and watch this video from the LINC participants themselves for in-depth look at their experiences. 

This transformative program is made possible by One Tam supporters, and this year we especially thank Arlin Weinberger and the California Alpine Club for their contributions for the 2018 cohort. 


Photo by Parks Conservancy staff

Upcoming Event Series: Evolving Shorelines 


From paddling across sparkling wetlands to a family-friendly marshland scavenger hunt, you can choose your own adventure to discover Bothin Marsh! 

Learn more about the hidden treasures, natural history, and possible future of this important part of our local landscape through a series of interactive events. We want you to become part of a greater conversation on how to preserve and protect people, place, and the natural landscape in relation to sea level rise. To sign up for events, learn more here>>

Evolving Shorelines is a series of One Tam events hosted by the Marin County Parks, the Parks Conservancy, and a diverse array of community partners exploring sea level rise adaptation at the Bothin Marsh Open Space Preserve. This series is a part of an effort to work with the community to develop a long-term vision for the Preserve. To learn more about this vision, visit us here>>







This Month's Featured Hike


Photo by Paul Myers

Art and Perception at Lake Lagunitas

Thursday, September 13, 3-5 pm

Join us for an immersive drawing and sensory experience around Lake Lagunitas. Open to all! Register>>

 Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities  

Saturday, September 15, 9-12 pm: French Broom "Mop Up" at Pantoll. Join us in our effort to control French broom and maintain habitat for plants and animals. Register>>

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9-12 pm: Habitat Restoration at Creekside Marsh. We will be mulching, planting, and/or weeding next to a tidal marsh with a view of Mt. Tam! Register>>

Saturday, Sept. 29, 10-1 pm: Cape Ivy Round Up at Easkoot Creek. Help us remove invasive Cape Ivy to allow native plants and animals to thrive! Register>>

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A small but mighty volunteer triumphs over a mountain of Scotch broom. Photo by Paul Myers

One Tam In the News

Check out these recent stories on two of One Tam's efforts to understand the health of animals on the mountain.   

Marin County Researchers Turn Up the Volume on Bat Sounds (KPIX 5)>>


Katie Smith, Bat Monitoring Technician, explains the bat listening microphones used to detect the presence of different species of bats.

Multi-year photo project captures animal life on Mount Tamalpais (ABC7) >>


Community Science Program Manager, Lisette Arellano, speaks about the Wildlife Picture Index Project to ABC7.

One Tam Donor Circle 

One Tam will host a series of exciting events this fall for our One Tam Donor Circle members.

To learn more about this program and our fall events, please contact Monica Staffordat or (415) 991-0877.

Shop and Give Back

Looking for a fun way to support the conservation and stewardship of Mt. Tam?

We now belong to two local shop-and-give programs. Please help us spread the word!

Boon Supply will donate 50% of your purchase to One Tam. Explore their beautiful household goods here>>


Mill Valley Market will donate a percent of your grocery bill to One Tam at no extra cost to you. Simply identify “One Tam” as your shop-to-give cause when you checkout, or provide our ID #7111.


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