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Hello!

Dear Friend,

Summer is well on its way and with the recent heat wave, fire safety jumps to the forefront of our concerns for Tam and its local communities. 

From our volunteer restoration events to our vegetation mapping project, One Tam is committed to ensuring the safety of the mountain and its watershed. Empowering local communities to become more engaged and informed about how to stay safe during the fire season is a top priority.

We encourage you to sign up for emergency notification systems with NIXLE and learn about the many opportunities for fire prepardness through FIRESafe Marin. 

Join us at one of our upcoming events and help improve the health of Mt. Tam with your hands-on support!

~ Your friends at One Tam

 
 

Volunteer With Us

7/13

Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
1-4 pm
Hosted by the Marin Municipal Water District and One Tam
Ooh and ahh at photos of Mt. Tam animals! People like you serve as "Community Scientists" to view and catalog photos on the computer captured from our wildlife cameras. 

7/20

Protect our Coastlines at Creekside Marsh
9 am-12 pm
Hosted by Marin County Parks and One Tam
Salt marshes protect our coastlines from storm surges and sea level rise while also reducing flooding and helping to filter runoff. Help us preserve this critical landscape!

7/27

Habitat Restoration at Easkoot Creek
9 am-12 pm
Hosted by the National Park Service and One Tam
Help restore habitat near this critical waterway that feeds into Bolinas Lagoon.

 
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linc tam begins!

LINC Tam summer interns 2019

LINC students conducted service work this summer in Yosemite National Park. Photo by Grecia Solis Pacheco/One Tam.

 

From tall redwoods to majestic granite rocks, the beautiful scenery of Yosemite National Park set the stage for the beginning of a special journey for 20 local high school students. Relying on teamwork, cooperation, and persistence, the LINC Tam team trekked through wilderness for four days together. 

Highs and lows were common, not just in elevation, as this group learned to work together, trust each other, and test their endurance. S’mores were made, stories were told, bonds were created, and the foundation for teamwork and growth were founded. If this trip was any indication of the weeks of service to come, this cohort is off to a wonderful start!

The LINC (Linking Individuals to their Natural Community) summer program for high school students is a six-week internship beginning with a four-day camping trip, followed by a variety of local service projects, field trips, and workshops in which participants gain career and leadership skills. We’ll share how the 2019 team is doing next month! 

 
 

One Tam Member Event: Redwood Renewal

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NPS Ranger leads an interpretive walk amongs the redwoods at Muir Woods. Photo by Allison Taggart-Barone/Parks Conservancy.

 

On Thursday, July 25 from 6-8 pm join us for an evening outing in the peaceful and majestic serenity of Muir Woods National Monument. Ranger Mia Monroe will share with us upcoming restoration and efforts underway at Muir Woods to protect and renew this old growth redwood forest and the Redwood Creek corridor. Registration is required.

Not a One Tam member? Not to worry! Join today and support Mt. Tam and enjoy fun and informative member events like this.

 
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Bolinas Lagoon Restoration Update

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North end of Bolinas Lagoon. Photo by LightHawk and Bob Wilson.

 

Marin County Parks, with support from One Tam, is developing restoration designs for the Bolinas Wye (pronounced “Y”) Wetland Project at the north end of Bolinas Lagoon. This project is part of the larger North End Wetland Enhancement and Sea Level Rise Adaptation Project, and centers around the intersection of Olema Bolinas Road, the Crossover Road (“Bolinas Wye”), and State Route 1. Culverts and roads currently prevent the migration of Lewis Gulch Creek, and block natural processes that provide the water, sediment, and nutrient exchange needed to support wetlands. This low-lying and flood-prone site is predicted to flood frequently with sea level rise.

This project will restore natural processes by removing barriers to connect upland and lowland areas, allowing the site’s habitats to continue to shift, adapt, and be resilient in the face of future climate change. The project plans to connect Lewis Gulch Creek to its floodplain; improve traffic safety on State Route 1 at the intersection of Olema Bolinas Road; and install a new creek crossing on Olema Bolinas Road to better accommodate the creek and improve the connection between ground water, surface water, and Bolinas Lagoon.

Learn more about the vision for Bolinas Lagoon here and get updates this project through future Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council meetings. 

 
 

New Vision for Roy's Redwoods

Roy's Redwoods Field Day 2018

 In May 2018, during the Roy’s Redwoods Field Day, hearing from the community was important to shaping our understanding of Roy’s Redwoods and establishing restoration goals. Photo by Rob LaPorte/Parks Conservancy.

 

Since the Spring of 2019, One Tam has been working on conceptual designs for Roy’s Redwoods to enhance the health of the ecosystem while improving visitor experience of redwoods. Please join us at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center on Wednesday, July 31, from 6-8 pm to meet the design team and explore some initial concepts for restoration.

We'll be introducing ideas for restoring hydrologic function, improving redwood forest and wetland habitats, and guiding visitors through an immersive and accessible experience of the redwoods. We want to hear your feedback because successful restoration of this special place will take the support of the whole community!

 
 

Why do we need a womens trail day? 

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Womens Trail Day provides an opportunity for volunteers to connect with eachother and learn new skills while caring for the diverse landscapes of Marin. Photo by Jaimie Baxter/Parks Conservancy.

 

"What is it about an all-women, volunteer workday that makes us feel important, of value, and special? In the #MeToo movement era, women are committed to making a space for ourselves and to come together as a community. In 2016, 37.2 percent of the National Park Service (NPS) workforce were female-identifying. Across all industries, women still earned only up to 85 percent of what men earned in wages in 2014. These are just a few of the reasons we’re hosting Women’s Trail Days: to change the face of national parks and the national workforce; to motivate each other to stand out against the mainstream, to work alongside others in solidarity, and to have a day to symbolically affirm our strength as women.

At one event, I led a pair of women in installation of a fence post, an empowering opportunity I hope others can experience. With each new task we completed, both their faces lit up a bit more, and they became more comfortable with the demanding work. By the end, I could practically feel the happiness and pride they were experiencing. They expressed how gratifying the work was, how powerful the environment felt, how they would take that feeling into their own lives. Another volunteer spoke about her pre-teen daughter, who had insisted they volunteer that day. “She didn’t want to be my work partner,” she said with an amused smile. “She loves this kind of stuff and didn’t want me to hold her back.” Indeed, her daughter was blazing through the work with an enthusiasm many of us could only hope to match.

This is what Women’s Trail Day means to me. A camaraderie among women, gender non-conforming, and non-binary folks who have historically been left out of the conversation. No matter where you come from or your age, interests, or background—whether it’s your first time or your 50th—you will be surrounded by a connected, supportive atmosphere amplified by that group of strong women.

Thank you to all the amazing people who have joined us for Women’s Trail days in the past couple years, and our partners at REI and Parks Project- you’ve brushed, crowned and built fencing along miles of trails! We can’t build this community or these parklands without you!"

-Elizabeth Aldenderfer
Trail Stewardship Intern Staff, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy


About Us

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Particpants and One Tam staff spent a day at Potrero Meadows looking for blossoms and bugs during a One Tam bioblitz. Photo by Sara Leon Guerrero/One Tam.

One Tam seeks to raise awareness about the need to maintain the long-term health of Mt. Tam, engage more volunteers in caring for its treasured resources, and renew the spirit of philanthropy that has been so fundamental to the preservation of Mt. Tam over the past century.

 
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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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