Bolinas Lagoon: A Restoration Story
Bolinas Lagoon, a United Nations designated Wetland of International Importance located within Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, provides rich habitat for shorebirds, waterfowl, fish, marine mammals, and invertebrates. Commercial fishermen, local residents, and visiting tourists are drawn to its beauty and wildlife. Unfortunately, historical land uses altered the shoreline and watershed, threatening the health of the lagoon and the businesses, people, and organisms that depend on it. Decades of grassroots efforts to protect Bolinas Lagoon gained national attention and led to current restoration efforts. Today, through sound science, community support, and collaborative planning, sanctuary managers and partners are actively implementing projects that protect the lagoon while helping it adapt to changes.