STRAW is seeking volunteers at the Novato Baylands

Volunteering with Point Blue’s Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW) at the Novato Baylands is a fantastic way to get involved in wetland restoration along the shore of San Pablo Bay, through field work and our native plant nursery, while meeting new people who share a passion for this important work.

Volunteer programming is offered Tuesdays and Fridays between 8am-12pm and Wednesday 1-3pm. Tours are also available upon request.

If you are interested in learning more, please email:

Find more information on Point Blue’s website:

Upcoming PG&E Aerial Safety Inspections

PG&E will be in our area using a helicopter and/or drone to inspect the nearby electric towers and equipment. These safety inspections will take place within the next two weeks.

What you can expect

  • During inspections, you may see and hear a helicopter and/or drone flying close to the equipment.
  • They may hover in the same location to perform these inspections, and if they do, it will usually be for less than 30 minutes.
  • Pilots will follow all safety standards and federal regulations.
  • You may also see and hear PG&E and/or contractor trucks in the area

For questions, please contact PG&E at 1-877-295-4949 or email

Yacht Club Website/News Coming Soon

The Bel Marin Keys Yacht Club Website is currently under construction but shall be up and running soon. On the website, you will find in depth information about individual clubs, events, and ways that you can get involved.

BMK’s Emergency Lock Repair Crew

BMK’s Emergency Lock Repair Crew [Chris Fehring, Terry Friesen, Michael Gadoua, Vince Lattanzio, Rocco Lattanzio, Steve Nash, Dan Retz] responded Saturday morning to address and remedy a boating hazard at the South Lock. The locks underwent some general maintenance and both are now safe to navigate.

State Route 37 Corridor Planning and Environmental Linkages Study – December 2022

Dear Residents,
Caltrans published published it’s Planning and Environmental Linkage Study (PEL), addressing flooding, sea level rise, congestion, ecosystem connectivity and public access. The goal of the study is to develop planning alternatives for transportation, activities, and projects, as well as, to help understand short-term and long-term solutions for sea level rise and extreme weather events. We’ve attached the report here:  sr37-pel-study-dec2022-ada-a11y