The Save Marin’s Food Community Coalition is dedicated to preserving the agricultural communities of Marin. Their mission is to nurture a vibrant local food system, reduce the risk of school closures, and garner broad public support for these goals. The coalition emphasizes the importance of all family ranches and farms. These agricultural communities not only contribute to the local culture and economy but also play a crucial role in addressing climate change. The coalition invites organizations and individuals to join their efforts in safeguarding Marin County’s agricultural heritage and future.

  1. Sustain the agricultural communities of Marin by preserving a vibrant local food system and reducing the risk of school closures.
  2. Build broad public support for revitalizing and sustaining our Marin agricultural communities and heritage.
  3. Support all of Marin County’s agricultural community – family ranching and farming communities and the businesses that depend on them.

The coalition is currently urging the National Park Service  (NPS) publicly to provide fair, reasonable, and sustainable leases that are longer, renewable, and completed in a timely manner to help secure the economic viability of these historic farms and ranches in Point Reyes National Seashore.

The Coalition’s Progress

We are excited to share that the coalition’s change.org letter, advocating for fair and sustainable leases for the farms and ranches, has garnered nearly 4,000 signatures to date. This resounding support validates the shared commitment to preserving Marin County’s vibrant local farming and food system.

On November 6th, 2023, the coalition took a step forward by submitting the letter to Superintendent Craig Kenkel at the National Park Service (NPS) ahead of the mid-November mediation, marking a pivotal moment in our advocacy to maintain this agricultural community.  Superintendent Craig Kenkel responded on November 9th, 2023, acknowledging receipt of our letter, its signatures and comments.

Read the compelling news coverage of our efforts:

December 2023 update

On December 13, 2023, the coalition submitted a mediation plan to Superintendent Craig Kenkel at the NPS that outlines recommended lease terms between NPS and agricultural lease holders at the Seashore. The terms represent the best strategy to support an environmentally and economically sustainable farming ecosystem in the Seashore’s Ranchland Zone.

Read recommendations here.

April 2024

Point Reyes National Seashore ranchers in talk with The Nature Conservancy.  Learn more via Press Democrat article.

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Coalition Supporters

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    Agricultural Institute of Marin

    Marin County, CA

  • 2
    Alexandra Rome
  • 3
    Allstar Organics

    California

  • 4
    Amy’s Kitchen

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 5
    Ana Yoder

    Dallas, TX

  • 6
    Ann Miller

    California

  • 7
    Ann Thomas

    Marin County, CA

  • 8
    Assemblymember Damon Connolly

    District 12, Northern California’s North Bay

  • 9
    Barry and Linda Linder
  • 10
    Beep! Beep! Car Seat
  • 11
    Belle Cole

    Marin County, CA

  • 12
    Bob Densmore

    Marin County, CA

  • 13
    Brazil Ranches

    Marin County, CA

  • 14
    California Cattlemen’s Association
  • 15
    California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
  • 16
    Canyon Haverfield
  • 17
    Carbon Cycle Institute

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 18
    Carolyn Jensen
  • 19
    Catherine Barnes

    Marin County, CA

  • 20
    Cheryl Higgins

    Marin County, CA

  • 21
    Christine Cordaro

    Marin County, CA

  • 22
    Christopher Barnes

    Marin County, CA

  • 23
    Christopher Shean

    Kitsap County, WA

  • 24
    Cindy Morris

    Marin County, CA

  • 25
    Claire Amkraut
  • 26
    Clover Sonoma

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 27
    Coastal Health Alliance
  • 28
    Cow Track Ranch

    Marin County, CA

  • 29
    Cynthia Cady
  • 30
    Dana Hooper

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 31
    Daniel T. Page, Jr.

    California

  • 32
    Danielle Charney
  • 33
    Diane Maywhort

    Arapahoe County, CO

  • 34
    Donna Yamagata

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 35
    Ed Chiera

    Marin County, CA

  • 36
    Eileen Connery
  • 37
    Faircloth Associates

    Marin County, CA

  • 38
    Gail
  • 39
    Gina Alpers

    California

  • 40
    Gretchen Wallerich

    Marin County, CA

  • 41
    Heather Furmidge

    Marin County, CA

  • 42
    High Tide Group
  • 43
    Hobart Wright

    California

  • 44
    Horseshoe Hill Cattle Co.

    Marin County, CA

  • 45
    Hunt & Behrens Inc.

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 46
    Integrity Trading LLC
  • 47
    James Bleakley

    Loudoun, VA

  • 48
    Jana Haehl

    Marin County, CA

  • 49
    Jane Goodwin

    Alameda County, CA

  • 50
    Jean Peters

    Alameda County, CA

  • 51
    Jeffrey Creque, Phd.
  • 52
    Jenefer Merrill
  • 53
    Jennifer Steere

    California

  • 54
    Jim Lazarus

    San Francisco, CA

  • 55
    Joan Harlem

    Monterey County, CA

  • 56
    John Carlson

    Alameda County, CA

  • 57
    John’s Dairy & Pool

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 58
    John F. Sommer
  • 59
    John Miracchi

    Clark County, NV

  • 60
    Jose Gutierrez

    Carson County, NV

  • 61
    Judith Peck
  • 62
    Judy Teichman

    Marin County, CA

  • 63
    Katina Dunn

    Gillespie County, TX

  • 64
    Kathryn Stein Wexelberg
  • 65
    Kathy Tresch

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 66
    Kathleen von Raesfeld

    Marin County 4-H Leader

  • 67
    Kelly Baxman

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 68
    Lunny Ranch

    Marin County, CA

  • 69
    Kim Dressler

    California

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    Laetitia Benador
  • 71
    Laura A. Watt
  • 72
    Laura Arndt

    Marin County, CA

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    Linda Albion

    Marin County, CA

  • 74
    Lisa Uptegrove
  • 75
    Lori Davis
  • 76
    Madeleine Corson
  • 77
    Marchon Tatmon
  • 78
    Margaret Paula

    California

  • 79
    Maria Donat

    Marin County, CA

  • 80
    Marin County Farm Bureau
  • 81
    Marin Mechanical

    Marin County, CA

  • 82
    Marin Resource Conservation District

    Marin County, CA

  • 83
    Marin Xiques

    Marin County, CA

  • 84
    Martin Seiler
  • 85
    Mary Tiscornia

    Marin County, CA

  • 86
    Maryann Bolton

    California

  • 87
    Maryclare McCauley

    California

  • 88
    Matthew Murphy

    Marin County, CA

  • 89
    Maureen Cornelia

    Marin County, CA

  • 90
    Mike Parks

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 91
    Mike Swezy

    Marin County, CA

  • 92
    Miriam Straus

    Ranch Owner

  • 93
    Nancy Pauken

    Santa Cruz County, CA

  • 94
    Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (NODPA)
  • 95
    Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership
  • 96
    Organic West Milk

    San Joaquin County, CA

  • 97
    Pam Fabry

    Marin County, CA

  • 98
    Paul E. Martin
  • 99
    Petaluma Health Center

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 100
    Petaluma Livestock Auction Yard

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 101
    Praxis Peace Institute

    Sonoma County, CA

  • 102
    Rebecca Relyea

    King County, WA

  • 103
    Rebecca Whitworth
  • 104
    Robert Smithfield

    Marin County, CA

  • 105
    Sandra Bohrtz

    Santa Clara County, CA

  • 106
    Samantha Ramey
  • 107
    Sara Katz

    California

  • 108
    Scan Health Plan
  • 109
    SF Marin Food Bank

    Marin County and San Francisco City and County, CA

  • 110
    Sharon Glenn

    Marin County, CA

  • 111
    Sharon Hadsell

    Nevada County, CA

  • 112
    Sheila Keeney

    Kitsap County, CA

  • 113
    Stacey Sullivan
  • 114
    Steve Martinek
  • 115
    Straus Family Creamery

    Marin and Sonoma Counties, CA

  • 116
    Supervisor David Rabbitt

    Sonoma County – District 2, CA

  • 117
    Susan Giacomini Allan

    Marin County, CA

  • 118
    Susan Stompe

    Marin County, CA

  • 119
    Tim McCloskey Electric Inc
  • 120
    Valerie Freeman

    California

  • 121
    Vivien Straus
  • 122
    Wendy Booth
  • 123
    Wendy Friefeld

    Marin County, CA

  • 124
    West Marin Community Services
  • 125
    Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (WODPA)
  • 126
    Western United Dairies

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