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Our mission is to preserve undeveloped property for public access and to preserve visual open space in the Ross Valley. We work in collaboration with public agencies, the Marin Open Space Trust, and local neighborhood groups to purchase and preserve properties that have been identified in the San Anselmo General Plan as open space resources that benefit the health and well-being of local residents.

Help Protect Open Space

In partnership with Marin Open Space Trust (MOST), we are helping raise funds to purchase Hawthorne Canyon and Bald Hill. Read more and see how you can help preserve these important areas in our town:


Open Spaces




Committee Members



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Protect Bald Hill

Help Marin Open Space Trust (MOST) Protect Bald Hill! Right now, our community has a rare opportunity to permanently preserve Bald Hill’s iconic, scenic summit, a beloved landmark in the Ross Valley. A successful fundraising campaign will forever protect Bald Hill from development and create an open space preserve for the public.

Marin Open Space Trust (MOST) has a limited window, until January 31, 2023, to raise funds for purchasing the 60-acre undeveloped Bald Hill property before it goes back on the market. The land is zoned for estate lots, and its development has always been a possibility. For decades, Bald Hill has been a top acquisition priority for local towns, the county, and land conservation organizations. Now, our preservation opportunity is here.

On October 11, 2022, the Marin County Open Space District voted to purchase the Bald Hill property from MOST for $850,000.


Now, we need to raise enough funding to cover the $2.1 million acquisition and project costs. In November, the towns of San Anselmo and Ross will be considering contributions toward the purchase.

Meet the Committee

Committee members are appointed to four-year terms and appointed by the San Anselmo City Council members.



You can support the committee through volunteering your time, signing up for our newsletter, monetary donations or simply following us on social media. 


Learn more about what the Open Space Committee is up to in our quarterly newsletter

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