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The best part about Facebook (if there is one) is that there is a lot of really good information that people are able to add to stories in the comments. Unfortunately, you have to go to the Facebook post itself to see these comments, they cannot be imported onto this feed.
 Sunday, December 3 ,2023 at 2:53pm
Well, well, well. Look who’s back in town. First elephant seal sighting of the season in Point Reyes,
 Wednesday, November 29 ,2023 at 5:10pm
Switched it up tonight. Solid round of rain and we still get a nice sunset in Point Reyes, Limantour Rd lookout
 Tuesday, November 28 ,2023 at 4:06pm
If you got the WMF newsletter on Monday, there was a typo in the blurb below and it read "I would surf Salmon Creek". It is supposed to be "wouldn't". WMF does not want to be held accountable for surfing mishaps.

"A great article in the latest Surfer's Journal called "How to Reduce Your Shark Risk to Zero" interviewing local shark researchers Scot Anderson and Paul Kanive. "Are there places you wouldn't surf because of sharks? I wouldn't surf Salmon Creek, especially in October. In the prime months [August to January] I wouldn't surf Ten Mile Beach in Point Reyes, or Shark Pit by DIllon Beach, or any place around here that's way offshore with a rocky bottom and pinnipeds around." There you go. It's behind a paywall on the web but you can get a copy on the Point Reyes Bookstore. Totally worth it."

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 Sunday, November 26 ,2023 at 8:22pm
Another amazing day. Here is the moon setting over North Beach in Point Reyes early this morning and rising over Point Reyes Station this evening. (Thx TM and HS)
 Sunday, November 26 ,2023 at 2:19pm
Mother bobcat and kit having a moment in Nicasio. Video by LM.
 Saturday, November 25 ,2023 at 5:51pm
Just another beautiful night in Point Reyes. Big moonrise, booming wave sunset and cows on the lamb.
 Thursday, November 23 ,2023 at 12:31pm
One of those days on Tomales Bay in Inverness. Have a safe and restful holiday weekend everyone.
 Sunday, November 19 ,2023 at 6:36pm
Six kite surfers at Abbots Lagoon in Point Reyes today. Didn’t know that was a thing.
 Thursday, November 16 ,2023 at 9:05am
Coolest dude in West Marin with the coolest collection of t-shirts.
 Thursday, November 16 ,2023 at 6:53am
Possible bear scat found up near the ridge in Inverness. (Thx JH)
 Wednesday, November 15 ,2023 at 8:02am
We were “fujiwharaded”.
 Tuesday, November 14 ,2023 at 7:07am
Red in the morning, sailors take warning. Inverness sunrise. (Thx DW)
 Friday, November 10 ,2023 at 6:07pm
A beautiful sunset in Point Reyes tonight. Our hearts go out to the friends and family of the fisherman who died in park today. May you rest in peace. (Thx MM)
 Friday, November 10 ,2023 at 4:37pm
Via Point Reyes National Seashore "Just after 9:00 am this morning, rangers responded to South Beach on reports of a missing fisherman in the water. Arriving units immediately deployed 2 rescue watercraft, 6 swimmers, 1 motor lifeboat, and 4 helicopters. The victim was located and airlifted to South Beach around 10:00 am where he was pronounced deceased.

Responding units include National Park Service, Marin County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol CHP, Coast Guard, Marin County Sheriffs Department and Sonoma County Sheriff’s."
 Thursday, November 9 ,2023 at 10:34pm
I was driving to Point Reyes Station with my son tonight when we saw a car upside down in the bushes on SFD by Love Field. Three people had stopped and were pulling the driver out of the car while others called 911. I stopped to help them. We got driver out. He was in shock but seemed unharmed. Minutes later the whole car went up in flames. The fire department arrived on the scene and put the fire out.
 Thursday, November 9 ,2023 at 7:39pm
Car accident (car on fire) on SFD (Levee Rd) between Point Reyes Station and Inverness Park. Everyone ok. Expect traffic delays tonight.
 Wednesday, November 8 ,2023 at 6:23am
“Confidence is increasing for a storm system to bring increasing chances for precipitation to interior NorCal. Exact details remain uncertain at this time, but be prepared for an active weather pattern early to mid next week!”
 Monday, November 6 ,2023 at 4:29pm
Anyone know what this guy was doing in the Nicasio Reservoir spillway? Cleaning? Measuring?
 Sunday, November 5 ,2023 at 12:18pm
We all experience the grief of time change in different ways.
 Saturday, November 4 ,2023 at 7:37pm
Saturday night Point Reyes sunset.
 Saturday, November 4 ,2023 at 7:24pm
Folks getting excited about the opening of the recreational crab season today. Some got what they came for, others, not so much. (Thx SG and MM)
 Saturday, November 4 ,2023 at 9:08am
Lots of stuff happening this weekend:

- Last Farmers Market in Point Reyes Station from 9am to 2pm today.
- Local artist Nancy Stein has an opening today from 2pm to 5pm at Toby’s.
- Dennis Rodoni has a community conversation at 10am today in Stinson Beach.
- A Tomales Bay clean up today from 9am to noon at Nicks Cove in Marshall Cove.
- Heidrun Meadery hosts a benefit day, “Dine and Pour for Local Scholars,” tomorrow from 11am to 5pm with a portion going to the West Marin Scholarship Fund.

More events and news here:

Art work by Nancy Stein
 Thursday, November 2 ,2023 at 9:57pm
It was a wild sunset tonight in Point Reyes. This is the moody wind down after the intense glow.
 Thursday, November 2 ,2023 at 11:11am
There is a controlled burn in Stinson Beach today, no need to call the fire department if you see it.
 Thursday, November 2 ,2023 at 10:12am
A very extensive and impressive obituary for local resident and editor of the Point Reyes Light, David Mitchell, in The New York Times.

“It is one of those romantic Ben Hecht, Ring Lardner or Horatio Alger stories,” the columnist James Reston wrote in The New York Times in 1979. “Young struggling couple out of Stanford University, David and Catherine Mitchell, buy little rag of a paper, defy the powerful interests in the community, and win the big prize.”

 Wednesday, November 1 ,2023 at 6:12pm
Can someone explain this? WMF supporters want to know more.
 Tuesday, October 31 ,2023 at 9:37pm
Halloween sunset south of Stinson Beach. The magic glassy nights continue.
 Friday, October 27 ,2023 at 1:29pm
"Larger portion of the Bay Area now included in the critical fire danger this weekend. All of the North Bay, the Inland East Bay, Santa Clara Hills, Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Mateo coastline. Our ridge tops could gust up to 60mph. Stay aware"
 Friday, October 27 ,2023 at 11:18am
Lots of great Halloween events this weekend. For all the details, news and more, check out the WMF Newsletter then subscribe:

- A Day of the Dead altar at the Inverness Library is open for photographs of loved ones until Oct. 31. Also, pick up a free pumpkin on the porch and take it home for your festivities or return your jack ‘o lantern to register for a contest. The winner will receive dinner for four from Café Reyes.

- A West Marin Day of the Dead celebration takes place from 4 to 7 p.m., starting with a procession from the West Marin Pharmacy to the Toby’s parking lot. A ceremony will be followed by pozole and hot drinks. Come with faces painted and bring a bowl, mug and flatware. A ceremonial altar will be on display through Nov. 3 for your offerings.

- An MC Yogi Halloween Party takes place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Toby’s Feed Barn. $35 for adults, or $15 for youth. Family-friendly, alcohol-free. Come dressed as a mystical animal. All proceeds benefit a local art mural by Michael Garlington celebrating Point Reyes. Tickets at

- A Halloween Costume Ball with El Radio Fantastique starts at 7 p.m. at the Tomales Town Hall. Doors open 6:30 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m. $20 tickets at the door. Full bar, warm food and desserts available for purchase. Ages 21 and over.

- DJ Raven spins for a Halloween party and costume contest at 9 p.m. at the Western, in Point Reyes Station. $10.
 Wednesday, October 25 ,2023 at 9:32am
If you are interested in keeping our local community healthy, this would be a good meeting to attend.
 Monday, October 23 ,2023 at 8:33am
“You don’t need new clothes. You’re just bored of the clothes you have.”
- Aja Barber

Stop by the Inverness Library today for a clothing swap from 3-5 pm, right before Mending Circle with Sherry Baty from 5-7. Breathe some new life into your wardrobe through alterations & repair.
 Saturday, October 21 ,2023 at 6:31pm
Unsettled weather on the way makes for an amazing sunset in Point Reyes.
 Saturday, October 21 ,2023 at 4:37pm
Passing in no pass zone in Inverness with bicycles on shoulder. What could go wrong.
 Friday, October 20 ,2023 at 9:10am
The burn is happening today. "Point Reyes National Seashore fire managers, in collaboration with the Marin County Fire Department, are monitoring conditions for an opportunity to implement a 12-acre prescribed burn west of the cypress tunnel and north of the lighthouse. This burn may begin on Friday October 20, and is expected to last one to two days.

Smoke from these activities may be visible from areas in the Seashore and in west Marin County, including Dillon Beach, Tomales, Marshall, Inverness, and Point Reyes Station. Fire managers are working closely with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to carefully monitor air quality before and during the prescribed fire and to minimize the impacts of smoke. "
 Thursday, October 19 ,2023 at 3:14pm
"On Saturday morning, a surfer happened upon an alien-looking sea creature washed up on Kehoe Beach on the Point Reyes National Seashore. It had a nearly 6-foot-long oblong body with a fin popping out on each side, it had no tail, and one of its enormous googly eyes faced upward, seemingly saying hello.

Turns out the specimen is not a Mola mola but its close relative known as a Mola tecta, or hoodwinker sunfish. It’s an easy mistake to make. Mola tecta are extremely rare in California — so rare that there have been only a handful of living sightings here and about the same number of strandings."

 Wednesday, October 18 ,2023 at 4:39pm
The waves are absolutely massive today in Point Reyes and getting bigger, these photos don’t do it justice. I told these people with their dog and little child to please get away from the water. It is so dangerous. Be safe everyone!
 Wednesday, October 18 ,2023 at 9:40am
Anyone else get the earthquake alert? I think it was for this earthquake in Isleton, CA.
 Wednesday, October 18 ,2023 at 6:59am
“The California Department of Transportation has defeated another legal challenge against a bridge project near Point Reyes Station.

The bridge was built in 1929 and sits near the San Andreas Fault. About 15 years ago, Caltrans determined the bridge does not meet safety and seismic design standards. It also determined that retrofitting was not a viable option because of the structure’s advanced age, according to court filings.

Caltrans proposed a bridge replacement project and began its first community meetings in 2015. In 2018, a group called Friends of the Green Bridge filed a lawsuit alleging that the project violated the California Environmental Quality Act.”

 Monday, October 16 ,2023 at 5:34pm
From the West Marin Residents for Housing: "CONCERNED ABOUT THE LACK OF HOUSING IN WEST MARIN? In the past five years, the number of Short Term Rentals (STRs) in unincorporated Marin has almost doubled, from 480 in 2018 to the current 873. The negative impacts of STRs on available housing have been well documented in the County’s plan to address the housing crisis: the Marin Housing Element. Yet, the County’s newly proposed would allow the licensing of an additional 108 short term rentals (STRs), increasing the number in coastal West Marin from 568 to 676 — almost 20% of our precious housing stock!"

There is an urgent need for community members to express their views on the draft STR ordinance. This has to happen by this Thursday morning, 10/19 in order for comments to be included in the board packet.

West Marin Residents for Housing have created a letter template that can be found on our website:

And even better, attend the Planning Commission hearing on 10/23.
 Monday, October 16 ,2023 at 9:58am
Definitely getting lots of clicks in Inverness the last few days, glad someone reached out to PG&E.
 Sunday, October 15 ,2023 at 2:48pm
Prefect morning light and dew for October spider web. Nice to get a picture before I walk through it later tonight in the dark and freak out
 Saturday, October 14 ,2023 at 4:04pm
Found this poor expired mola mola at the beaches today in Point Reyes.
 Saturday, October 14 ,2023 at 11:46am
Great shot of the eclipse in Inverness by KB.
 Friday, October 13 ,2023 at 1:55pm
Bike bike ride going through West Marin on Saturday (Oct. 14). Share the road, be safe everyone.
 Friday, October 13 ,2023 at 1:40pm
Lots happening this weekend:

- California White Shark Project talk in Bolinas tonight (Friday) from 5pm to 7pm

- "Ring of Fire" solar eclipse tomorrow morning

- Shoreline Harvest Festival on Saturday at the West Marin School in Point Reyes Station from 10am to 4pm

- Hog Island celebrates it's 40th anniversary in Tomales on Sunday with a big party from 2pm to 5pm

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Photo from the CWSP IG account:
 Thursday, October 12 ,2023 at 7:26pm
A beautiful day capped off with with a beautiful sunset in Point Reyes. Also, does anyone else see an alien face in that first pic?
 Thursday, October 12 ,2023 at 9:10am
There is a controlled burn in San Geronimo today.
 Friday, October 6 ,2023 at 11:36pm
Saw these in the park this evening, is it the baby spider webs people have been seeing floating around?
 Friday, October 6 ,2023 at 5:19pm
Before the internet, they made macrame parks.
 Friday, October 6 ,2023 at 11:05am
WMF has thought about trying to 'crowd source' guides. So let's try one today. Please put your input into the comments and I'll compile into a guide. What pumpkin patches and/or corn mazes in the area that you recommend? I'll start with a few:

- The Tomales Pumpkin Lot

- The Nicasio Valley Pumpkin Patch

- The Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze (legendary, especially at night)

Also, the WMF email newsletter is out for the weekend. Lots of news, events and weather to get caught up on:

Photo from this drone video of the Petaluma Corn Maze:
 Friday, October 6 ,2023 at 9:49am
 Thursday, October 5 ,2023 at 10:32pm
Sounds like a vegetation fire in Fairfax, approximately two acres. Hopefully stays contained.
 Thursday, October 5 ,2023 at 10:32pm
A touching profile of Felix N’jai, the swimmer who went missing in Point Reyes this weekend: "When a crowd of friends were asked if they thought Felix was their best friend, a large majority would raise their hands.”
 Thursday, October 5 ,2023 at 2:56pm
This is a tragic story. Please help support this local family navigate this terrible loss if you are able.
 Thursday, October 5 ,2023 at 10:55am
Via PRNPS: "On Thursday Oct. 5, the National Park Service (NPS) will remove trash and chemicals from a former illegal marijuana grow site operation near Laguna Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore.

The operation will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Helicopter activity will be visible from Limantour Road and other nearby areas.

The historic marijuana cultivation site was first reported to park rangers on March 8, 2023. The site is located within the park’s 33,373-acre Philip Burton Wilderness."
 Wednesday, October 4 ,2023 at 10:43pm
One of those amazing calm, warm nights on Tomales Bay in Inverness.
 Tuesday, October 3 ,2023 at 8:17am
Beautiful light over Tomales Bsy in Inverness this morning. Have a great day.
 Monday, October 2 ,2023 at 11:22am
 Monday, October 2 ,2023 at 9:53am
“Drakes View Drive in Inverness is undergoing much needed repaving from October 2-20 with intermittent road closures. October 2 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm is closed. Check for updates.”
 Sunday, October 1 ,2023 at 7:13pm
“A person was reportedly attacked by a shark at the Point Reyes National Seashore on Sunday, prompting a multiagency search and rescue operation.

The Coast Guard received a report at around 10:40 a.m. Sunday that someone appeared to have been attacked by a shark and pulled underwater in the Wildcat Beach Area in the southern reaches of the Marin County park, according to Grace Patton, a public information officer for the Coast Guard’s San Francisco sector.

Four agencies deployed first responders to look for the missing person, searching by air, land and sea, Patton said. But as of 3 p.m. Sunday, they had still not located the missing person.“

 Friday, September 29 ,2023 at 8:52am
Anyone have more details about the car chase and hit and run on SFD in San Geronimo and maybe Lagunitas yesterday? Lots and lots of police out there.
 Thursday, September 28 ,2023 at 10:46am
Prepare yourself for a looming government shut down which will have an impact on the national parks (Point Reyes National Seashore), park workers and visitors.

"The lack of information has frustrated some business owners and workers as the government’s funding deadline of Sept. 30 ticks closer. Parks that were shuttered under President Barack Obama during a 2013 shutdown were largely left open but unstaffed by President Donald J. Trump during a shutdown five years later.

Now, businesses and mayors say they have little idea what to expect."

 Wednesday, September 27 ,2023 at 9:59pm
WMF drove out to see a mellow sunset over Point Reyes and on the way back a beautiful almost full moon came up over Tomales Bay
 Monday, September 25 ,2023 at 5:31pm
Looks like a serious structure fire in Lagunitas.
 Monday, September 25 ,2023 at 4:58pm
“The Inverness Foundation volunteers are removing highly invasive acacia from their property between the tennis court and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Inverness. Acacia are a terrible fire hazard, and many people are allergic to them. The branches will be chipped. Free firewood is available in the tennis court parking lot and at the intersection of Vision Road and Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Bring your chainsaw: some of it is pretty big. Once the acacias are removed, native trees appropriate to the area will be planted.”
 Sunday, September 24 ,2023 at 10:56pm
Lots of sirens heading up Rt 1 but nothing on pulse point, anyone know what’s going on?
 Sunday, September 24 ,2023 at 8:56pm
End of the weekend sunset in Point Reyes. Rumor on the street is we might see some rain tomorrow. If so, drive safe everyone.
 Saturday, September 23 ,2023 at 12:55pm
Tree down on Vision Rd in Inverness. Road closed.
 Friday, September 22 ,2023 at 2:58pm
An injured hiker was airlifted from Wildcat Beach to Five Brooks for transport to hospital this afternoon.
 Wednesday, September 20 ,2023 at 7:59pm
Smoky sunset in Point Reyes tonight.
 Tuesday, September 19 ,2023 at 1:35pm
The Inverness Fire Dept. said the smoke we’re smelling and seeing today is from Oregon coming in off the ocean. (Thx NB)
 Monday, September 18 ,2023 at 7:42pm
Not sure what happened here but I suspect there will be some traffic issues on SFD by White Hill in Fairfax due to this. (Thx CB/MB)
 Monday, September 18 ,2023 at 6:56pm
"As most you know the beautiful being that is Kevin P. Clarke left this plane of existence. This fundraiser was originally thought of by their niece as a way to help support Zelda's education. Please share far and wide and celebrate their life by helping to care for the future of Zelda, the absolute most important person to Kevin." Our hearts go out to Kevin's family, friends and community.

 Sunday, September 17 ,2023 at 6:58pm
Found on a beach in Point Reyes this week, anyone know what it is? Person who found it doesn’t know. (Thx PF)
 Sunday, September 17 ,2023 at 2:37pm
“I overheard a guy at the palace yesterday bragging about how he moved out of WMarin and now gets same day delivery from Amazon.”
 Friday, September 15 ,2023 at 9:37pm
Hi, if you get the WMF email newsletter, I made a big mistake today and said the Shoreline Harvest Festival at the West Marin School is this Saturday. It is not. It is actually October 14. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused (or will cause).
 Friday, September 15 ,2023 at 4:39pm
Parent, staff and community member volunteers have been working diligently since last February to bring together a beautiful event to celebrate all that our local land and waters have to offer -- from its natural resources to its people. This is meant to be a celebration and a coming together of our community. Good times! Fun interactive learning! Celebration! Whether or not you have children in our schools -- and whether or not you have children, come!

Saturday, 10am to 4pm at the West Marin School in Point Reyes Station.

Among other things, community members will be showing up to teach and share about:

butter churning (organized by Loretta Farley and our local libraries)
corn husk doll making (Kerry Livingston and Colleen Conley)
botanical drawing (Molly Brown and local artists)
cider pressing (hosted by West Marin Climate Action and others! Apples wanted!!)
tortilla making (by Aracely Rodriguez)
barley tea making (by Table Top Farms)
sun print making (by WM-INV PTSA)
seed balls (Inverness Garden Club)
weaving (with Travis Meinolf)
a touch table of pelts and skulls of omnivores and carnivores found in our local Seashore (hosted by the Point Reyes National Seashore)
tule cord-making and other place-based activities (by Theresa Harlan and the Alliance for Felix Cove)
local non-profits such as Point Blue Conservation Science (birds! watersheds!) and Taira Restar's Emerald Heart and In Place presenting skills, information and place-centered nature education
face painting!

and a hay bale maze (by Tomales High School AG department and students)

PLUS vendors selling lunch
Kinoko Japanese!
Elote prepared by the high school soccer team!
Tacos by Gilo Rodrigues and co!
Cute Coffee!
Plus more in the works!
PLUS farmers and local makers
AND live music (The Coastal Scrubbers, Seamus Tomkins and much more!)
 Thursday, September 14 ,2023 at 2:09pm
“A PG&E truck has overturned at 45 Drakes View Drive completely blocking the road. Residents are asked to take the Limantour Fire Road.”
 Thursday, September 14 ,2023 at 8:06am
Reminder, the Inverness Park Market is closed today as they prep for their big community party this afternoon. Music, food and more from 4pm to 8pm. See you there!