2018 Year In Review

Engage Locally, Effect Change Nationally

As we approach the end of 2018, I want to thank you for your generosity and support of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin’s (EAC) mission to protect and sustain the unique lands, waters and biodiversity of West Marin, and encourage you to stay involved with us.

EAC is one of the only local environmental nonprofits taking on multi-year, and sometimes decade-long campaigns to address environmental threats in our area, providing an essential voice on behalf of West Marin’s priceless natural resources.

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A SNAPSHOT OF EAC’s CORE accomplishments SINCe 1971

  • Advocated for the conservation and protection of the Giacomini Wetlands with a organized sail-in, which successfully stopped the construction of a levee.

  • Participated in the community effort to stop the controversial Countywide Plan that would have constructed a six-lane highway from the Golden Gate Bridge to Point Reyes and intensely developed the area.

  • Stopped the expansion of the West Marin dump through a decade long struggle.

  • Banned the use of jet skis in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary including Tomales Bay.

  • Protected Estero Americano and Estero San Antonio when the City of Santa Rosa proposed to dump its sewage into these estuaries. Later, EAC stopped developers who proposed to build Marin Coast Golf Ranch at the mouth of Estero San Antonio.

  • Protected the Tomales Dunes-wetlands complex at Lawson’s Landing (after 40 years of advocacy), striking a balance between protecting environmentally sensitive habitat and supporting the continued operation of this large, family-owned coastal campground.

  • Secure international recognition for Tomales Bay as the 19th USA Ramsar site, or international wetland of importance in 2002 (nomination and update).

  • Stopped construction of industrial wind turbines along the ridgelines of the east shore of Tomales Bay.

  • Successfully advocated for the designation of Drakes Estero Wilderness in Point Reyes National Seashore.

  • Worked with county Supervisors and other stakeholders to protect local bird populations, which resulted in a Marin County resolution and a designated international Migratory Bird Treaty Day on May 12 in Marin.


YOU MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
Join our member circle, renew your support, or provide a special year-end gift to help us with this vital work. 

EAC's work is made possible due to the support of our membership. We can’t do this alone, we need your support, your voice, and your participation.

Today, our work is especially important as the federal administration is actively working to dismantle and weaken environmental protections. It is critical to have a local environmental group fighting to protect the irreplaceable habitats and species we love.

Your financial contributions enable us to take on critical issues to protect our local environment, like advocating for local and state environmental protections, and providing education and engagement through our community science and youth outdoor education programs. We need your support to take on the issues that matter most in 2019. 

I want to personally invite you to consider a special year-end tax deductible donation, so we can tenaciously advocate for West Marin. As an additional incentive all donations given before December 31st will be matched by our board up to $20,000, so it’s the perfect time to double your impact, or even triple your gift with an employer match