Take a Walk on the Wild(flower) Side
By Peter Fugazzotto,
March 25, 2022
When most people think of the rolling hills of West Marin, they imagine historic farms and ranches, beautiful barns, pastures dotted with cows, or the amazing cheeses and meats produced in the region.
Did you know that each time MALT protects a farm or ranch forever, we protect so much more — ancient redwood trees, habitat for coho salmon and red-tail hawks, and an amazing array of Marin wildflowers.
These agricultural lands, combined with other protected open space such those of Marin County Parks, preserve incredible habitat for wildflowers – and sights and experiences that you will treasure for a lifetime.
Here are three things you can do to up your Marin wildflower enjoyment:
–Download our user-friendly booklet that will help you explore the amazing wildflowers of West Marin, from bright orange California poppies to delicate California Goldfields.
–Join us at an event on protected agricultural land to see wildflowers and meet the amazing ranchers and farmers stewarding these lands for generations to come. Go to malt.org/events to see the full schedule of experiences.
–Support policies that promote the protection of open space and agricultural land. This includes the statewide Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Measure and Marin County’s Measure A, a highly successful local policy that provides the benefits of open space for people all across the Bay Area.