Floating Home CERT Training – June 4 &11

I am pleased to announce we have the opportunity to have a CERT Training for the FHA, this June 4th and 11th, in Marin City. This Community Emergency Response Team course is 18 hours: 9 hours each Saturday. The cost of $45 is refundable from the FHA upon completion of the training. We need 15 people to... Read more

Irrigation: Not Simply a Question of On & Off

This is the second of two posts on water usage. The first is a reminder of the Marin Municipal Water Department (MMWD) water regulations currently in effect, and a look at the new generation of smart irrigation controllers: How Smart is Smart Phone-Controlled Irrigation? This post points to MMWD tools and tips to help us be water... Read more

Notice of Public Hearing: Medical Cannabis Dispensary

The Marin County Board of Supervisors has notified the FHA that it will hold a public hearing at the next regular meeting of the Marin County Board of Supervisors. WHERE: in the Board Chambers (Room #330—Administration Building) Civic Center, San Rafael. WHEN: Tuesday, May 3 at 1:30 pm PURPOSE: to consider a proposed... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – March 21 2016

To keep everyone up to date on what the FHA Board has been doing, here’s a bullet list of the important and interesting things that happened at the March 21, 2016 Board Meeting: It was agreed to renew the Association’s general liability insurance, at a premium of $4,758. This insurance covers the activities of the FHA... Read more

April Update: RBRA & the City of Sausalito

At the recent April 14 meeting of the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA), the discussion among the board members centered around the budget for 2016-2017. The RBRA staff asked for an additional $191,000 for this year to cover (1) increased legal and insurance costs, and (2) boat abatement. The removal of... Read more

Earth Day – À Chacun Son Goût

Earth Day—April 22—always sneaks up on me; to tell the truth I’ve never been that excited by the day. I think my febrile teenage mind was informed by the 60s and yet by 1970, when Earth Day was first celebrated, the event felt manufactured. For context, my mother was never... Read more

Start Small: Grassroots Environmentalism

Earth Day is Friday, April 22 this year, but the best observance occurred earlier, on April 18, when the Goldman Foundation recognized its 2016 prize recipients. For the last 27 years, the Goldman Foundation honors six individuals who have triumphed against greed to save their local environment, one from each continent.... Read more

Kazoo Band Needs Director

It’s time to resurrect the Humming Toadfish Marching Kazoo Band for Sausalito’s 4th of July Parade. This marching unit has been a long-time feature of the parade, and was actually judged Best Entry in 2009. The job of Director involves recruiting kazoo players, selecting the playlist of appropriate songs (Yellow... Read more