About the Tomales Bay Watershed Council Foundation

The Tomales Bay Watershed Council Foundation (dba Tomales Bay Foundation) was incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation to fund activities of the Tomales Bay Watershed Council (Council), which ceased to exist in 2022. The TBF will continue to implement projects of habitat restoration, education, scholarships, community development, research and improvements around the Bay.

The Council and Foundation have jointly sponsored various activities including “State of the Bay” conferences and field trips, usually well attended, and often hosted at the Inverness Yacht Club.

With support from the Marin Community Foundation and private contributions, the Council and Foundation have jointly provided grants for university students’ science research projects here in Tomales Bay, and the Foundation has set up an endowment for future program funding. Our latest grant was awarded in June 2021, to a Bodega Marine Lab (BML UC Davis) student researching algae and eel grass interactions. Other recent grants have gone to a UC Santa Cruz researcher, other research projects at BML, and the Foundation has ongoing relationships with UC’s Point Reyes Field Station.

A major project that the Foundation and Marin County Parks are pursuing is a reduction of the high bacteria levels at Chicken Ranch Beach “Channel B”. The recently completed “30% design” recommends realignment of a ditch and creation of wetlands behind the beach. The Foundation and the County are pursuing further funding to implement this project.

The Tomales Bay Foundation is an all volunteer organization that depends on tax deductible contributions to support its activities.

Our email address is foundation@tomalesbaywatershed.org .

You can donate online via Justgiving using the link below or send checks to:

Tomales Bay Watershed Council Foundation

PO Box 447, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

EIN 56-2464115


~State of the Bay Conference

Chicken Ranch Beach


~Past Grants and links to Research Reports

~Grants for Scientific Research

~Grant Solicitation

Public Health in the Tomales Bay Watershed

~Litter and Sanitary Situation

~Proposal for More Public Facilities

Community Outreach