On May 2, 2023, County Staff gave a status report to Board of Supervisors on the Stream Conservation Area (SCA) Ordinance adopted summer 2022. Attached pdf shows how to find Status Report on County website, along with detailed regulations and homeowners' guide.
San Geronimo Valley homeowners ask: Can we stop the stream ordinance demanded by SPAWN? Can we protect our homes? Will County officials listen to our concerns?
Actions you can take now:
Subject line should refer to July 19 BOS meeting and San Geronimo Stream Ordinance.
Ask all 5 Supervisors to vote NO on the stream ordinance.
Describe your home (but do not give your street address). How long have you lived in the Valley? What are your concerns about rules applied to your house? County officials will read specific complaints from individual homeowners, but pay less attention to standard form mass mailers.
2. Tuesday July 19 attend Supervisors meeting on Zoom or in person. Each person has the right to speak for 2 minutes. It is better to speak in person, if you have time to car pool to Civic Center. Find Zoom instructions at https://www.marincounty.org/depts/bs/meeting-archive
3. Visit San Geronimo Valley Stewards website and read the ordinance summary. www.sgvstewards.com
This article is submitted by Jim Barnes, a Director of San Geronimo Valley Stewards. Jim is a lifelong resident of San Geronimo Valley, with 30 years experience flying air tanker planes over fires in California and the western U.S.
On July 19, Marin Board of Supervisors will vote on the new stream ordinance for San Geronimo Valley. SPAWN demands the ordinance as settlement of its lawsuit to protect salmon. SPAWN rules would violate common sense management of our fire prone landscape and end in tragedy.
Protecting families and fish.
Who We Are
The San Geronimo Valley Stewards are volunteers working with 2,000 Valley residents to preserve our historic family homes and natural environment. We welcome everyone and respect different viewpoints.
We educate our elected officials and our community about natural creek restoration. We partner with local government, other conservation groups, and homeowner associations.
We invite you to make a donation or volunteer your services to protect families and fish.
We participate in community-based actions to create a better tomorrow for our children and grandchildren.We offer various projects to appeal to different members of our community, with the goal of bringing The Valley together as one.
Get to know the residents of the Valley as they guide you through their very own backyard gardens. You’ll learn the history of their homes as well as their individual efforts to improve their land.
We bring people together and listen to your concerns. We invite government officials to visit us in the Valley and answer your questions.
We offer workshops to teach the protection of our unique Valley environment, such as fire and disaster preparation, controlling invasive broom plants, woody debris for fish habitat.
We defend your interests at hearings of the Marin County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. We analyze proposed regulations and encourage voters to speak out.
Our organization lives on volunteers and donations alone. Without you, we would not be here.