Mary Morgan, MC 40, understood the critical role of watersheds and had to learn how to communicate the need for creek restoration at Green Gulch Farm. In 2012, she developed a presentation to articulate the importance of creek restoration and presented it not only to her fellow Master Class participants but also to a variety of audiences including donors and government agencies.
The efforts of Mary, Prunuske Chatham, Inc., and many others at the Zen Center, bore fruit in 2014 when the creek was set free. Both wetland and riparian habitat were created, as well as improved creek habitat critical for the coho salmon and steelhead trout.
Today the meandering waterway is once again a habitat that these fish can call home.
Mary credits the Forum and the rigor of the project process with helping her articulate her points so that she could persuade her audiences and gain support for this project.
Photo by Sara Tashker
2017 Heart of Marin Awards
photo by James Cacciatore
Several of our Board Members recently attended the Heart of Marin Awards which recognizes the work of local non profits and volunteers. From left to right:
Ann Bauer, Lecture Series Director
Tarp Your Load
Marin local residents Jill Whitebook, MC 41, and Vicky Dehnert were concerned about unsightly litter on our roadways. Sharing this same feeling with many Marin residents, they decided to take action in an effort to rid the County of this blight. They are diligently working with government officials in Marin County to resolve this problem. Their actions were recognized by Marin Magazine as Project to Watch in 2015.
Marin Open Garden Project
Founded in 2009, by Julie Hanft, 36, and Hilary Jeffris, the Marin Open Garden Project is an all-volunteer gardening community in Marin County which organizes weekly meetings of backyard gardeners to exchange excessfruit and vegetables and other goodies from their gardens in Mill Valley, Novato, San Rafael and San Anselmo.