A development project, the "Dipsea Ranch" lot subdivision, is proposed for Panoramic in the headwaters of Redwood Creek, threatening downstream coho recovery. These are the coho that spawn in Muir Woods National Park. Sierra Club Marin Group, along with partners Watershed Alliance of Marin and 150 Muir Park neighbors appealed the county Planning Department's Mitigated Negative Declaration, which was insufficient in addressing the impacts to wildlife, including several endangered species, water quality, traffic, public safety, wildfire threats, and CEQA.
On Oct. 6, our appeal was heard and denied on a 4:1 vote, with only Supervisor Kate Sears dissenting, despite compelling testimony from Sierra Club, Watershed Alliance of Marin, multiple nearby neighbors, and our lawyer Ed Yates. This will now allow the owner/developer to construct 2 additional homes, 6 additional ADUs/JDUs, and potentially split the larger lot, resulting in 3 more homes in this sensitive watershed habitat area.
It is time to require the county to follow the law so we are bringing a CEQA suit against the Marin Board of Supervisors. To do that, we need your financial support! Donations can be sent directly to WAM [https://www.watermarin.org/donate.html] through their 501c3, or you may donate via our gofundme page. We need to raise $60K for the suit. No amount is too small or too large!
Voice your support for a full EIR! Protect this incredibly valuable headwaters property from massive development.