Support the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed

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.

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. MMWD customers also have the option of making a donation to the fund on their water bills.

Online donations can be made through the Marin Community Foundation website by clicking here.

Alternatively, donations can be mailed to:
Marin Community Foundation
Attn: Mt. Tamalpais Watershed Fund
5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200
Novato, CA 94949
* Checks should be made out to the Marin Community Fund with "Mt. Tamalpais Watershed Fund" as the memo of the check.
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. For more information, please call the foundation at 415-464-2500.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a critical role in maintaining the scenic beauty and biological richness of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed. From improving trails, restoring habitat, and protecting threatened animals, MMWD has a variety of volunteer opportunities available to match your skills, interests, and available time. To learn more, click here.