Pioneering Straus Family Creamery Celebrates 25 Years of Commitment to Family, Farmers, and Food

February 7, 2019

In 1980, Ellen Straus, Albert’s mother, co-founded the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), the first of its kind in the country, which protects Marin’s farmland from urban development. Ellen and a cohort of local environmentalists recognized the importance of land stewardship in the farming community and developed an approach that would strengthen rural families’ chances to remain in agriculture by permanently protecting farmland. The green hills of rural Marin County are a direct result of her work.

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Aerial view of the Corda Family Ranch in Marin County - MALT

Responding to the Civil Grand Jury’s Report on Measure A

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On June 10, 2024, the Marin County Civil Grand Jury issued a report recommending actions the County could take to further increase its oversight of Measure A

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Coho salmon of Walker Creek in Marin County - MALT

Walker Creek Ranch Makes Strides for Coho Salmon Recovery

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The fight to save the iconic coho salmon in Marin County’s Walker Creek is gaining ground thanks to collaborative conservation efforts. For the first time in decades, there is real hope for reviving the struggling fish populations.

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Summer Events in Marin County

June 7, 2024

Enjoy our summer roundup of farm visits, walks, markets, nature talks, and volunteer opportunities.

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