Links to Local Resources
Marin Open Space Trust
MOST is an independent non-profit organization that works with individuals, organizations, and governmental agencies to acquire and protect open space in Marin County.
Fairfax Open Space Committee
FOSC is our sister organization in Fairfax, founded in 2004. Since we share common goals and some of the properties we are trying to protect lie on the borders between Fairfax and San Anselmo, the two OSC’s have worked closely together and coordinated our efforts since their inception.
Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed
The Friends works throughout the Ross Valley to protect the watershed, ensure water quality, and encourage the aquatic life of the streams. Since this involves maintaining clean runoff and natural filtration of the water, they support our efforts to preserve open space in the Ross Valley.
Town of San Anselmo
Town of San Anselmo
San Anselmo is a vibrant and charming community nestled in the center of beautiful Ross Valley. Residents and town officials endeavor to:
- Maintain a small town ambiance
- Preserve the historic character of the unique downtown shopping area
- Protect open space and parks for the enjoyment of all.
Marin County Parks
Marin County Parks (formerly Marin County Open Space District, or MCOSD) is the County government organization that purchases and maintains open space in the unincorporated areas of Marin. They have an excellent series of free printable maps of all their preserves. SAOSC often works in conjunction with Marin County Parks to purchase open space. We worked as partners to acquire the Bald Hill Open Space preserve on the ridgeline west of Bald Hill.
Marin Community Foundation
MCF was established in 1986 with the assets of a trust from long time Marin County residents, Leonard and Beryl H. Buck. Over 350 individuals, families, businesses, and community groups have established funds at MCF, including the SAOSC. Grants made from these funds support a wide range of issues within Marin County, elsewhere in the U.S., and around the world. MCF is one of the largest community foundations in the United States, distributing about $50 million annually in grants.