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Bob Berner, Protecting Marin Farms for 28 Years

November 13, 2012 by Aleta George

Bob Berner, the founding director of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, is retiring at the end of 2012, but not before protecting fully half of West Marin’s farmland.

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Sustainable Agricultue Education – SAGE

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

SAGE’s mission is to develop urban edge agriculture, and engage diverse regional populations with the sustainable agriculture movement. The group develops projects for public agencies, developers, planners, and community groups, and helps inspire informed action through entrepreneurial, collaborative approaches.

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Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

With funds generated from a voter-approved quarter-cent sales tax, the district has permanently preserved almost 75,000 acres of open space and agricultural land.

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San Mateo County Resource Conservation District

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A nonregulatory public benefit district to help people protect, conserve, and restore natural resources through information, education, and technical assistance programs.

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Rutherford Dust Society

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A group of Napa Valley winemakers and grape growers that, among other things, formed the Rutherford Dust Restoration Team (RDRT or “our dirt”) to help restore the Napa River.

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Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center is a nonprofit organizing and education center and organic farm in Northern California’s Sonoma County.

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Napa County Resource Conservation District

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Working with landowners and managers, the Napa County Resource Conservation District promotes responsible watershed management through voluntary community stewardship and technical assistance.

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Marin Agricultural Land Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) was the first land trust in the United States to focus on farmland preservation. Founded in 1980 by a coalition of ranchers and environmentalists to preserve farmland in Marin County, California, MALT acquires agricultural conservation easements on farmland in voluntary transactions with landowners.

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Land Trust of Napa County

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Land Trust of Napa County works to protect the natural diversity, scenic open space and agricultural vitality of Napa County by preserving lands with significant conservation values for present and future generations and by fostering an appreciation and understanding of the natural environment. The trust has preserved more than 50,000 acres.

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Hidden Villa

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco.

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