Mt. Tamalpais holds a special place in the life and heart of Marin. A treasured landmark that defines this county, its slopes are a primary source of water for Marin residents. To the wider circle beyond Marin's borders, Mt. Tamalpais is a source of beauty, spiritual renewal, and physical well being. The watershed draws visitors from Marin and the greater Bay Area; they come to fish, hike, bike, ride horses, and commune with nature in an unspoiled setting that is close to densely populated communities.
However lightly we tread, together we have a great impact on the ecosystem of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed when we visit. Invasive plants, the ravages of sudden oak death, and the ever present threat of wildfire challenge the health of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed ecosystem. This understanding has prompted MMWD to explore ways to raise funds to help protect this vital natural resource.
Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC)
Established in March 2014, the TLC brings together the resources, talents, and philanthropy of the four agencies responsible for the management of Mt. Tamalpais (National Park Service, California State Parks, Marin Municipal Water District, Marin County Parks) and the conservation nonprofit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Learn more.
Mt. Tamalpais Watershed Fund
MMWD created the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed Fund in 1996 to give watershed visitors the opportunity to help protect the mountain through a tax deductible donation. Projects supported by donations to the fund are conducted with sensitivity to community concerns. Learn more.
The Mt. Tamalpais Watershed Fund is administered by the Marin Community Foundation, a nonprofit, philanthropic organization working since 1986 to improve the human condition and enhance the quality of life. You can mail your donation directly to the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed Fund. For more information, please call the foundation at 415-464-2500.
MMWD customers have the option of making a donation to the fund on their water bills.