MMWD is turning 100 this year, and we’re kicking off our centennial celebration with a family-friendly, guided Water Walk around Lake Lagunitas this Saturday, January 14, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Join us and learn about our water supply, water conservation and the ecology of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed!
The walk covers approximately two miles of fairly flat terrain and will be led by one of our water conservation specialists. We’ll meet at the Lake Lagunitas parking lot at the end of Sky Oaks Road off Bolinas Road in Fairfax. Parking passes are required and may be purchased at the kiosk at Sky Oaks Watershed Headquarters.
For more information, please contact our Volunteer Program at (415) 945-1128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 25, 2012, will mark 100 years since MMWD received its charter as the first municipal water district in California. Before that, water in central and southern Marin was provided by a number of small, private companies, many of them subsidiaries of real estate developers. To ensure a reliable water supply, the citizens of Marin came together to create a publicly owned and managed water system. In the process, they also lay the foundation for the perpetual protection of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed—today a primary source of drinking water for 185,000 Marin residents and a natural wild land with tremendous ecological value.
We’ll be celebrating MMWD’s centennial all year with special community events and watershed programs. Be sure to save the dates for these upcoming naturalist hikes:
February 29: Leap Day Amphibian Hike
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Luck o’ the Lichens Hike