Marin trust gets $1.1M to preserve ranch near Novato

January 10, 2020

The Marin Agricultural Land Trust has been awarded a nearly $1.1 million grant from the California Strategic Growth Council to help secure a new agricultural easement outside Novato.

The funds are intended for a 299-acre ranch about 3 miles southwest of Petaluma, according a project summary published by the council. The acquisition would add to an existing 15,252-acre contiguous belt of protected agricultural land, the summary said.