Latest Marin Headlands Stories

2013-07-03 23:16:17

Online registration is now open for the annual fun run and walk that benefits sick and injured seals and sea lions. The event takes place in the Marin Headlands in Sausalito, CA on August 17, 2013. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Runners, walkers, families and dog owners will get a workout while helping sick and injured marine mammals during The Marine Mammal Center’s 29th Annual Run for the Seals fun run, walk and fundraiser on August 17 at Rodeo Beach in Sausalito, CA. This is the...

2012-03-16 23:00:43

The Center's “Leave Seals Be” campaign urges beachgoers to report sick and injured seal pups to rescuers. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 The arrival of the pupping season´s first harbor seal patient, nicknamed Theros, is a reminder to Leave Seals Be so they have a second chance at life. Leave Seals Be is The Marine Mammal Center´s public education campaign to remind people along the California coast not to pick up or disturb harbor or elephant seal pups they spot...

2011-06-20 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, announced today it will hold its Teacher Professional Development Program on climate change at the NatureBridge campus at Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on June 20 and 21. Funded by the National Park Foundation's Parks Climate Challenge, the program will provide nationally relevant and replicable training for teachers...

2011-03-19 00:00:30

Trained rescuers from the Center will offer new "I Helped Save a Seal "“ U Can Too!" bumper stickers to those who notify them of a seal in need of help. Sausalito, Calif. (PRWEB) March 17, 2011 The arrival of the pupping season's first patient, an elephant seal nicknamed Second Day, is a timely reminder to Leave Seals Be and give them a second chance at life. Leave Seals Be is The Marine Mammal Center's public education campaign to remind people along the California coast not to pick...

2008-07-10 00:00:16

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 10--What's in a name? A lot, if you talk to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Pelosi has fashioned legislation that would rename the recreation area the "Golden Gate National Parks." The amount of recreation area land in Marin is significant: Of its 75,500 acres, roughly 55 percent is in the county and represented by Muir Woods and areas such as the Bolinas Ridge, Fort Baker, Fort...

2006-03-10 18:38:56

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Local officials approved a study on Friday on possible alterations of the San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to stem jumping from America's most popular site for suicides. The study, the most comprehensive in a generation, follows more than a year of renewed debate on the issue that has plagued the distinctive nearly 2-mile- (3 km-)long bridge that connects San Francisco to the Marin Headlands. More than 1,300 people have jumped from the bridge to their...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'