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What is the toughest part of your job? People
in Marin care passionately about the county,
and most consider themselves environmentalists. But some people have a really hard time
connecting their individual actions with any
kind of adverse affect on their fellow preserve
users or the natural environment. An example:
At a recent workshop a woman told the crowd
she knows for sure there’s no wildlife in her
neighborhood open space preserve. She said
she’s been running her dogs off leash there for
20 years and has never seen any wildlife. I have
conversations like that often in Marin.
After three years of working with Marin’s
vast open space, do you have a favorite hike?
I love the Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes
National Seashore. Drive out Sir Francis Drake,
through Inverness, then turn right on Pierce
Point Road and drive 20 minutes to the trail-head. The weather can be challenging, but the
coastal views are spectacular. You pass through
the Tule Elk Reserve and, in the spring, you
feel like you are swimming through wildflowers. The trail is 10 miles out and back, but you
can make it shorter by turning around at any
time. I also like the county’s Old St. Hilary’s
or the Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve,
both in Tiburon. With either hike, the wow factor is high and the hikes are easy — perfect for
impressing out-of-town guests. M