-- Tam Valley News --
About your Parks, Recreation, Refuse & Sanitation Services
April 12, 2024
Super Bloom!

All the rain is making for quite a Super Bloom in the valley.

Our Earth Day Festival is next week! Mark your calendars for April 20th and come learn something that you can use all year long to effect the change our planet needs. Sign up to volunteer or grab a spot at the garage sale section!

There are a few spots left on the Woolly Egg Ranch Spring tour! What a great way to celebrate the spring season. Get your tickets here.

There are lots of ways to get involved this spring. We have a community survey coming out soon, see more information below, there is a broom pull happening on Sunday and at the end of the month an improv showcase at the Community Center.

Have a wonderful weekend!
TCSD Board of Directors Meeting Highlights

At its April 10th meeting, the Board took the following actions: a) approved a change order for the Community Center/Corporation Yard Fence Replacement Project in an amount not-to-exceed $70,000 to replace additional fencing, b) declared an emergency pursuant to TCSD purchasing policies and Public Contract Code §20806 and authorized the General Manager to contract for emergency repairs for two sewer lines damaged by falling trees (approx. locations: 1235 Lattie Lane and 354 Pine Hill Road), c) discussed provisions of the TCSD retiree health program, and d) rescheduled the next regular Board meeting to May 15th at 5:00pm.

Shaded Fuel Break Information

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is establishing a shaded fuel break by means of a forest health restoration project in Tamalpais Valley. This project will reduce flammable and encroaching vegetation along Shoreline Highway, our main evacuation route in Tamalpais Valley. The footprint of this project will start near the Junction of Shoreline and Almonte and will extend to Southern Marin Fire District’s jurisdictional boundary at Erica Road.

Community Ride
Xtracycle Bike Shop
237 Shoreline Hwy, MV

We are partnering with Xtracycle to bring you an Earth Day full of family fun! Meet at the shop and then follow a safe, family friendly route to the Tam Valley Community Center for the festival.

If you bike or walk to the event you can enter a raffle to win fun prizes from Xtracycle, Pizza Hacker, TCSD and more!

The first 100 attendees at Earth Day will get a free, hand silkscreened tote bag with a special Earth Day image for 2024! You can also bring your own tee shirt or tote bag to run through the press!
Earth Day Help Needed
April 20th 9am-6pm

We still need a few more volunteers for this fun new event! help at the bar, kids art projects, set up, clean up and more!

We have a few paid positions available for help setting up and breaking down. We'll have a few shifts since it's a long day! 9am-12pm, 12-3pm and 3-6pm.

Reach out to Camille at events@tamcsd.org if you are up for helping.
Garage Sale
April 20th 12-4pm Tam Valley Community Center
Back by popular demand! We are offering 10 spots to the community at our Earth Day celebration. Because what better way to honor our resources than to share them and reuse them?

You'll get a parking space in the Community Center lot for $25. If you need a tent then it's $35.

We have a few spots left! Send an email to events@tamcsd.org.
Job Opportunity

Did you know that TCSD is one of the only special service districts that provides our own solid waste service? We are truly unique and so is our team! We are hiring a Solid Waste Driver.

Spread the word and find out more about the job by clicking here.
Community Survey Coming Soon
The Tamalpais Community Services District has hired an independent public opinion research company to conduct a survey of residents to obtain feedback on key issues facing your community. Your input is highly valuable to the District’s future planning and services offered. We encourage you to participate and contribute your opinions in this survey.  

Surveying will begin within the next 2 weeks and outreach effort will consist of phone calls, emails, and/or text messages. District residents will be randomly selected to participate in this survey and responses will be completely confidential.  The identity of individual respondents and their individual answers to survey questions will not be shared with District officials.  

Thank you for participating in this important research.

Earth Day
April 20th
Tam Valley Community Center

Our Earth Day Festival is coming together and we will have events all day long! 
9:30am Woolly Egg Ranch Tour 

11am Community Ride from Xtracycle Shop in Tam Junction
  • Meet at 237 Shoreline Hwy by 10:45am
12-4pm at the Community Center
  • Garage Sale!
  • Compost How To & pick up
  • Cargo bikes featuring Xtracycle
  • Kids area 
  • Art projects
  • Face Painting 
  • Speakers - pollinators, native plants and more!
  • DJ and youth bands on stage all day
  • Fun Food and Beverage options 
  • And more!
Woolly Egg Ranch Spring Tour
April 20th
General Admission $10 -- Kids $5
Walk to: 503 Tennessee Valley Road

Did you know we have a full working farm in Tam Valley? It's been far too long since we had a tour of our local farm, but this spring Woolly Egg Ranch is ready to welcome visitors again. Join us to meet the chickens, sheep and llamas who live next door.

Family friendly tour and marketplace after the tour so you can bring home fresh goodies.

Please note parking at the farm is limited to handicapped placards and drop off only. Please park at Tam Valley School or on Enterprise Drive and walk to the farm.

Improv Show
April 27th at 7pm
Tam Valley Community Center

Join us for a spring showcase of the local improv group, Monkey Monkey Improv.

$15 at the door. Call 415-259-7951 for more information.
Debris and Shred Day
May 4th
Tam Valley Community Center Yard

TCSD invites Tam Valley Residents to bring household junk, scrap metal, ewaste, cardboard and documents for shredding to the district yard for disposal.
TVIC Presents Tamalpais Valley, The Early Years
May 4th and 11th
Tam Valley Community Center

Join the Tam Valley Improvement Club as they host a lively presentation about the early years of our very special community. Local historian and environmental planner, Elizabeth McKee will present some of our local history.
Trivia Night at the Boomerang Lounge
May 7th
256 Shoreline Hwy. Mill Valley
$10 or $8 with proof of Tam Valley residency

Join us for a fun night of trivia with friends and neighbors! Bring something to nibble on, we'll have drinks and lots of trivia to stump you!
Spaghetti Bingo
May 10th
Tam Valley Community Center

Another fun family night! Stay tuned for tickets sales to open in mid April.

Household Hazardous Waste Day
May 18th
Tam Valley Community Center Yard

We will be working with Clean Earth to offer household hazardous waste collection to our residents. Collection of things like house paint, aerosol cans and more.
Addiction and Recovery Groups

Several recovery groups utilize our log cabin for regular meetings.

If you are interested in attending this local resource, find out more here: www.aasfmarin.org
Volunteer Opportunity

Broom/Fennel removal at the property across from the Flood Water Restaurant, by Shoreline Hwy, Hwy-1.
Sunday April 14th from 9-11:30am. Meet across from the restaurant, prepare work from there.  
Tools to bring if you have them: Broom Removal Tools, if they have, a pick, steel rake, lopping sheers.
Volunteers should have above ankle high boots, gloves, hat, protective glasses, long pants, and shirts with long sleeves.  (there are some thorny bushes and poison oak only in a few places).
Also, bring food and lots of water.
Note: The subject property is located on County of Marin land. Therefore, a Volunteer Form will need to be completed prior to commencing work.

The Marin Chipper Program is Back!

The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority is happy to announce that the Chipper Program has returned for 2024. The program provides for the curbside pickup, chipping, and disposal of vegetation material from residential properties. This service is funded by Measure C for wildfire prevention and is available to all residents within Marin Wildfire’s joint powers service area.

During the 2023 season, the program completed over 4,400 pickups and removed over 14,200 cubic yards of vegetation from residential properties. 90% of participants rated their experience a 5 out of 5.

The 2024 program is returning with a similar schedule as last year, along with a few new features that will improve the participant experience.

It is an honor to bring you the news of Tam Valley each week. If you have any questions or comments on the content of this newsletter, please contact me at events@tamcsd.org

Camille Esposito
Events and Communication Coordinator
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