Let’s try and examine the San Geronimo Golf Course problem with open eyes, the usage of logic simultaneously as seeking to maintain our feelings at bay. The San Geronimo Valley Community Plan states, “The golfing route is a vital visual and leisure resource.” The golfing direction has been around for well over fifty-five years. It is an essential asset to no longer the most effective San Geronimo community but all Marin and beyond.
While the Lee family owned the golf path, they understood the want to work collectively and permit numerous environmental organizations to paintings on the assets. The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network did a coho-friendly document commissioned with the aid of the Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2014, and their conclusion changed into that golfing and salmon can co-exist.
The San Geronimo Advocates consider SPAWN that each salmon and the golf path can live aspect through aspect. The Advocates and the Save Community Plans Group that championed the initiative petition help the continuing efforts which can be being made to help boom the salmon populace. They aren’t against daylighting Larsen Creek, nor opposed to the paintings proposed to correct SPAWN and the Marin Municipal Water.
The district did in 1999, building a defective Roy’s fish ponds. The trouble of the amount and toxicity of insecticides implemented in 2017 was discussed at the Marin County Integrated Pest Management Committee meeting in summer 2018. The committee concluded that the 2017 programs were low-dosage spot applications that did now not violate the Marin non-toxicity protocols. There is not any evidence that the claims harmed non-focused plants or infected the creeks and salmon. The San Geronimo Golf Course pesticide control under operations with
the aid of Touchstone Foundation in 2018 thoroughly complied with the Marin County IPM protocols and changed into authorized using the IPM committee. No chemical toxic insecticides or herbicides, or poisonous fume controls had been utilized in 2018, and the Touchstone Foundation golf superintendent is devoted to continuing with an IPM program. We are in the guise of a wastewater remedy plant to assist with the
septic troubles occurring inside the San Geronimo Valley-Woodacre residences for the duration of heavy wintry weather rains, which in flip will create a cleaner environment for the salmon. This undertaking is confined to fewer than three hundred houses, could harmoniously co-exist with the golf route and creek conservation efforts, and would no longer open the door to more significant development. The golf path and clubhouse have continuously
supported the San Geronimo Valley network with fundraisers, promoted college and excessive college golfing matches for all the public and private colleges in Marin, supported all charitable nonprofits, KWMR radio, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Marin newbie event, and many others. We can make this venue even more appealing with the aid of which includes a natural marketplace which will be open for the public weekly, a motorbike
restore shop to deal with the numerous motorcycle riders who go to the valley daily, at the same time as keeping the golfing course intact. So let’s begin the procedure of making multipurpose use of the golf course and clubhouse, incorporating them right into a plan that includes a beautiful, current golf direction. It makes 0 experience to shut a profitable employer that has been inside the valley for 55 years. I desire the Trust for Public Land, and the county will see the light on how that is a win-win for absolutely everyone.