Community Engagement

Marin County Parks welcomes public feedback, and promotes opportunities for community engagement.

Community Engagement

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Parks staff discussing a project with members of the community



The Environmental Roundtable is a recurring monthly meeting facilitated by the Marin County Open Space District with Marin's environmental community to review, exchange ideas, and discuss potential projects and natural resource management concepts. In addition to presentations in the office, the Environmental Roundtable routinely convenes in the field to discuss projects and natural resource management concepts. Participants represent two members from each of the following environmental organizations:

  • Marin Conservation League
  • Marin Audubon Society
  • Sierra Club
  • California Native Plant Society
  • Environmental Forum of Marin
  • Friends of Corte Madera Creek

The Equity Roundtable is a long-term partnership between Marin County Parks and community-based organizations representing the social and economic diversity of Marin County. The Equity Roundtable strengthens relationships, influences government decision-making and policies, and takes shared action, so that parks and green spaces are welcoming and accessible to all. Marin County Parks and the Marin County Office of Equity have joined with these and other community organizations to advance park and greenspace equity:

  • Age Friendly Sausalito
  • Alcohol Justice
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Canal Alliance
  • Conservation Corps North Bay
  • Love Is The Answer
  • Marin Asian Advocacy Project
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Multicultural Center of Marin
  • North Marin Community Services
  • West Marin Community Services
  • Wise Choices for Girls
  • Whistlestop/Vivalon
  • YMCA

Work Process Comments

Road and Trail Work: Parks staff collaborated with community leaders on a process map highlighting opportunities for public feedback. See the Road and Trail Community Engagement Process Map PDF. The public also participates in the annual process of identifying potential Road and Trail Management projects. Public proposals are formally reviewed once a year, using consistent evaluation criteria. Proposed projects ranked as the highest priority then compete in budget development process. For details about the public proposal process see the Road and Trail Management Plan, section 5. View the screened public proposals as of 09/30/2022.

Vegetation Management Work: Parks staff collaborated with community stakeholders on a multi-step process map highlighting opportunities for public feedback. See the Vegetation Management Community Engagement Process Map PDF.