Bolinas Lagoon, a wetlands of international significance, is a priority restoration site for the marine sanctuary. The lagoon's health is threatened by years of habitat alteration and historic land use changes (11 MB PDF). Natural lagoon processes need to be reestablished to improve water circulation and strengthen vital coastal habitats for wildlife. The restoration choices we make today can reduce highway flooding, lead to the design of safer roads, reduce long-term maintenance costs, help restore native salmonid runs, increase wildlife and rare native plants, and restore the overall health of the lagoon. We believe a healthy lagoon supports a healthy community and we want you to be a part of the process!
Restoration of Bolinas Lagoon has begun thanks to the historic partnership between Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, Greater Farallones Association the US Army Corps of Engineers, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County Parks, One Tam, and the support of local Stinson Beach, Seadrift, and Bolinas communities! The goal of the project is to protect and conserve a healthy lagoon ecosystem that can adapt to future changes through the implementation of management strategies and restoration projects within the Bolinas Lagoon Ecosystem Restoration Project: Recommendations for Restoration and Management (3.1 MB PDF). Click on the links to read more about the status of current restoration efforts, meeting information, project history, and how you can join the process. And be sure to review our restoration summary (1.1 MB PDF) to learn about the progress and successes we've achieved thus far!