County of Marin - News Releases - Road and Trail Workshop

For Immediate Release
August 10, 2018

Open Space Road and Trails Public Workshop August 25

Five open space preserves near San Rafael to be discussed at meeting

San Rafael, CA – Marin County Parks is inviting visitors to a community workshop August 25 in San Rafael that will help the department plan for management of roads and trails in the San Rafael area.

Rolling hills of Terra Linda-Sleepy Hollow Open Space PreserveThe Terra Linda-Sleepy Hollow Open Space Preserve is one of the properties that will be discussed on August 25.
The workshop will focus on potential road and trail designations for Parks’ Region 5, including the Bald Hill, San Pedro Mountain, Santa Margarita Island, Santa Venetia Marsh and Terra Linda/Sleep Hollow preserves. Unlike open spaces in Marin’s other regions, Region 5 preserves and marshes are close to populated neighborhoods and visited more often than other preserves.

The workshop takes place from 1-3 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway. Neighbors, environmentalists, cyclists, hikers, equestrians – anyone who enjoys Marin’s open spaces – are invited to attend and encouraged to provide feedback on maps illustrating proposed designations and natural resource assessments for the Region 5 preserves.

Community engagement and science-based planning have been integral to the success of the Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP), approved by the Marin County Open Space District Board of Directors in 2014. The purpose of the RTMP is to establish a road and trail system that is sustainable, safe, enjoyable, and reduces environmental impact. It incorporates a consistent, inclusive, science-based approach to road and trail management. In its first four years, Parks has successfully collaborated with the community to formally designate roads and trails in Regions 1, 2, 3, and 4, resulting in a smaller environmental footprint and a better recreational experience for visitors.

After roads and trails are designated, RTMP implementation can include trail upgrades, realignments, road-to-trail conversions, new trail construction, and decommissions to improve roads and trails while restoring habitat.

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Jon Campo
Senior Natural Resource Planner
Marin County Parks

Marin Civic Center
Suite 260
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-2686
Email: Jon Campo
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