News Release

Posted on: May 5, 2017

Funds for Permit Streamlining in Marin County Approved

5 May 2017 - Corte Madera, CA. The North Bay Watershed Association Board of Directors today approved $26,000 for the Marin County Resources Conservation District supporting work to speed habitat restoration work on private lands.

The funds allow the completion of work by the Marin Resource Conservation District to update and expand their program with landowners working to improve their land and water resources. “This funding is greatly appreciated by the RCD and allows us to move quickly ahead with completing key analysis on benefits and impacts to our covered land use practices,” noted Elise Suronen, project manager for the RCD. She added that since 2004, the Marin Permit Coordination Program has “been helping landowners plan, permit, fund and implement projects aimed at improving the health of our county lands and waters.”

The Marin Permit Coordination program provides programmatic compliance with California Environmental Quality Act certain conservation practices and includes regulatory-agency approved avoidance and mitigation measures for each practice. Currently, the effort is limited to the coastal watersheds of western Marin County but will now be expanded in both the number of practices covered and to a larger area covering Novato, Miller and San Antonio Creek watersheds.

“The North Bay Watershed Association is very pleased to be able to provide support for this effort. Faster, better restoration of our lands and waters is a great outcome of the Conservations District’s work and solidly within the mission of the Watershed Association” stated Jack Gibson, Chair of the Association.

Media Contact: Lon Peterson
Phone: 415-945-1421

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