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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Meet the Trail Partners and Visit the Historic Log Cabin at Phoenix Lake

Join us from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, September 30th at the Log Cabin at Phoenix Lake, which will be open to the public for the first time in over 10 years.

Visit the Trail Partners’ Slow and Say Hello! outpost to get all of your trail-related questions answered, learn about safe trail use, and use your new knowledge of trail etiquette to win fun prizes.

The Slow and Say Hello! campaign is a partnership of the Marin Conservation League, Marin County Bicycle Coalition, and Marin Horse Council that helps remind the many visitors who recreate on Marin’s open space, watershed, and park lands of the importance of trail safety, courtesy toward other visitors, and respect for the plants and wildlife that inhabit them. Slow and Say Hello! simply asks trail users to communicate with each other on the trail with a simple “Hi”, wave of the hand or ring of the bell — to acknowledge this shared responsibility. To learn more see 

The One Tam Roving Ranger will also be on hand with fun games, temporary tattoos, buttons, a 3-D model of the Mt. Tam watershed, and lots of exciting information about what we’re learning about the mountain’s wildlife and how you can get involved in caring for Mt. Tam.

For this one day only, the historic Log Cabin will also be open to the public. Once a part of Porteous family’s ranch at Phoenix Lake, the cabin was built in the late nineteenth century out of local redwoods, and may be the only log house of its kind left in Marin County. Due to safety concerns, the cabin has been fenced off for years, but now those barriers are coming down. Although the cabin will only be open to the public for this one day, a new trail and interpretive kiosk will allow visitors to continue to see and learn more about this unique site until it can eventually be restored.

Mike Swezy, MMWD’s watershed manager adds, “We are excited to join One Tam and the Trail Partners for a really fun and informative event on the 30th,, and to be able to share aspects of the unique history and architecture of the Log Cabin that people would never normally get a chance to see.” 

Media Contacts:
Marin Municipal Water District: Mike Swezy, (415) 945-1190,
Marin County Bicycle Coalition: Tom Boss, (415) 272-2756,
One Tam: David Shaw, (415) 561-3064,



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