2016 State of Tomales Bay Conference

A Conference about

Tomales Bay and its Watershed


The Tomales Bay Watershed Council Foundation was proud to present the seventh State of Tomales Bay Conference on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at the Inverness Yacht Club. See the conference proceedings.


Thank you for joining us for this wonderful event gathering local scientists, policy makers, and stewards of this watershed to learn about the state of Tomales Bay and its watershed.  This year's conference was focused on the themes of Science, Policy and Practice in the watershed.























For the 2016 Conference, The Tomales Bay Watershed Council offered three opportunities to get better acquainted with the watershed:





Read details of the three events, and find registration links for each at right. Share the flier at this link with friends or acquaintances.


The 7th State of Tomales Bay Conference was organized by the Tomales Bay Watershed Council Foundation and was co-sponsored by Inverness Association, Inverness Yacht Club, Environmental Action Committee, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Hog Island Oyster Company, Point Reyes Outdoors, Marin Audubon Society, Bovine Bakery, Richard Plant, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese and Point Reyes Vineyards and others.


Join us at the 7th State of Tomales Bay Conference!


The Tomales Bay Watershed Council Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization recognized both federally and in the state of California

Thank You to Our Conference Co-sponsors!

Thursday, September 22nd 12pm-5pm.

Millerton Creek Ranch - Past, Present and Future

3 miles north of Point Reyes Station


Explore the past, present and future of this productive agricultural asset and dramatic natural landscape with presentations covering the history of the ranch, present Marin Carbon Project activities on the ranch and future steelhead restoration opportunities as well as a hiking tour of the ranch.  MALT has recently acquired the Millteron Creek Ranch on the east shore of Tomales Bay.  The ranch, formerly the Borello or Bay Ranch, has a history which includes grazing, mining, and sewage ponds.  Its change in ownership opens a new chapter in restoration activities for an important Tomales Bay watershed.  Presentations will be by MALT, and Stillwater Sciences.


Detailed program information available here.

Event sponsored by MALT, North Bay Trout Unlimited, Marin RCD


Registration: $25/person.  Bring lunch and water.  Directions provided to registered participants

See registration page at: RANCH TOUR REGISTRATION CLOSED



Friday, September 23rd. 9am-5pm.

State of Tomales Bay Conference

Inverness Yacht Club 12850 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness


The conference featured speakers on the subject of natural resource science, policy and practice in the Tomales Bay watershed.  Sessions during the day  included research developments in forest management, fisheries, water quality, and wildlife. Transitioning to a session on policy issues, speakers  including Marin’s plan in response to sea level rise and a presentations by local policy makers and leaders.  The afternoon “Practice” session included presentations from ranchers, oyster growers, residents and park managers.  Finally there were presentations and exchanges of ideas by a number of Tomales Bay users and conference participants.


See the agenda here. Download event flier  View Conference Proceedings

Event sponsored by Inverness Yacht Club, Inverness Association, Marin Audubon Society, Richard Plant, Bovine Bakery, Lagunitas Brewing Co., and more


Registration: $50/person and includes conference attendance, a catered box lunch, and a social hour following the presentations. Student prices and scholarships available. Contact info@tomalesbaywatershed.org for scholarship information

See registration page at: REGISTRATION CLOSED



Saturday, September 24th.  9am-1pm

Wetland Kayak Tour and Oyster Barbecue

Depart from White House Pool, details on registration page


On Saturday, September 24, we enjoyed a morning paddle with Jules Evens, author of Natural History of Point Reyes, and other local experts leading a kayak tour of the lower wetlands of Tomales Bay, culminating in an oyster barbecue and local foodshed feast at White House Pool for 16 lucky participants.  Kayaks and guides provided by Point Reyes Outdoors.


Event sponsored by Point Reyes Outdoors, Hog Island Oyster Co. and Avocet Research Associates.


Registration: $100/person - includes kayak, safety gear, guided tour and oyster BBQ.  Meet at 9am at White House Pool.

 See registration page for details.

Giacomini Wetlands Trip Info      Kayaking Clothing Recommendations


See registration page at: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Contact us at Tomales Bay Watershed Council, Box 447, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

or email the Council: info@tomalesbaywatershed.org


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