Take Action, Support Golf Course to Open Space
We have an amazing opportunity right now to take action to protect endangered coho salmon and steelhead trout and create open space for everyone.
The US Fisheries Service (NMFS) has identified acquisition and restoration of the San Geronimo Golf Course property as one of the most important actions that can be taken to recover Central California Coast coho.
You can access letters submitted by many local organizations encouraging the Marin County Board of Supervisors to aquire the property, through SPAWN's most recent article about the growing wave of local support.
Late last year, we learned that the owners of the San Geronimo Golf Course in Marin County needed to sell the property for economic reasons, so we began negotiations to purchase the golf course with the purpose of transforming it back into wildlands to support the recovery of endangered coho salmon.
We informed Supervisor Dennis Rodoni of our intentions and Marin County decided it would take over direct negotiations to acquire the golf course as County Open Space.
But now, golfers have organized to squash the deal and we need your help.
Restoration of this land to a public park will pay multiple dividends for all Marin County residents, including the 90% of the population that don’t golf, including:
Saving over 49 million gallons of municipal water used each year to water grass;
Eliminating the use of fertilizers and pesticides that get into our water and air;
Re-creating floodplains that help reduce flooding of downstream houses built along the creek;
Allowing for the planting of trees, especially redwoods, that sequester large amounts of carbon and help fight climate change;
Protecting a host of wildlife species, especially many species of migratory birds that adependant on creekside (riparian) habitat; and
Providing for a safe and healthy walking and biking corridor between San Geronimo Valley villages while maintaining the rural character of the San Geronimo Valley community.
Salmon, kids and future generations will thank you.