“Can the last place last?”
Be a MOST Partner: Donate Today and Preserve Open Space in Marin
Donate To Help Keep Marin County Green; Partner with Marin Open Space Trust (MOST)
MOST IS THE ANSWER
Over forty years ago when Marin County was facing massive urban sprawl citizens and community leaders responded by creating award-winning organizations to fund and acquire significant lands for open space preservation in and around our communities. Those preserved lands delineate our communities today. They include key ridges, lowlands and bay lands for accessible recreation, natural resource protection, scenic community backdrops, watershed and fire protection.
OUR JOB IS NOT YET DONE!
Over 15,000 key hilltop and lowland acres in the eastern urbanized corridor and certain unique lands in west Marin County remain at risk from development pressures and other negative changes which threaten our hard-earned quality of life. Many of these lands we take for granted as being already protected. They create key gaps in completing our vital trail, wildlife, and scenic backdrop corridors.
Marin Open Space Trust (MOST) a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) land trust was formed to lead a new drive to fund and protect those remaining lands forever. The Trust is working independently but cooperatively with the Marin County Parks Department and the Open Space District and other local open space organizations to support this crucial acquisition and fundraising effort.
Donations are currently necessary to support the Trust’s work. Key lands delineated “at risk” include Tiburon Ridgeland, hilltops in central Marin such as Bald Hill and Big Rock Ridge and other undeveloped lowlands along the 101 corridors or in Bowman Canyon in west Novato.
• Mobilize quickly to respond to preservation opportunities
• Work cooperatively with partners to maximize success
• Raise community awareness of the importance of protecting the remaining land
• Access private and public funds
• Provide beneficial opportunities for donors
- Pacheco Valle Meadow: With the funding support from the Valle community
partnered with the City of Novato and County Parks to
guide in the purchase of 16 acres.
- Sky Ranch: Successfully fundraised to protect and restore a 16
acre ridgeline addition to the Bald Hill Open
- Other Lands: Supported residents’ efforts in Tiburon,
Sausalito, Fairfax, San Anselmo, San Rafael and
Novato to protect other key open parcels.
- Morrison Property: Working with the San Geronimo Valley Trust,
community members and County Parks protected a
key 24-acre access to the Giacomini Open
Donate to Most
Marin Open Space Trust uses funds to:
- Acquire open space land
- Negotiate conservation easements
- Complete new trail connections
- Preserve wildlife linkage
Your Support Helps to Preserve Marin’s Future
TELL YOUR FRIENDS
We have included a MOST brochure in PDF format for download. Download it to share MOST with friends and your community. Marin Open Space Trust brochure (1.4mb)
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There are lots of ways to be a partner with MOST to preserve and restore our open spaces. How would you like to participate?