At the June 8, 2023 regular Board of Directors meeting, Jim Lynch was voted in as the new Chair of the Richardson Bay Regional Agency’s Board of Directors, and Jack Ryan was named Vice-Chair, as part of the governing body’s biennial officer elections.
The Richardson Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) and its partners at
Audubon California and San Francisco State University have secured
a $2.8 million federal grant to support eelgrass restoration and
On May 25, 2023 while attending the California Association of Harbor Masters and Port Captains (CAHMPC) annual training conference,
Jim Malcolm, the Harbor Master for the Richardson Bay Regional Agency (RBRA), was named Harbor Master of the Year, a peer nominated award.
On April 13, 2023, the Richardson Bay Regional Agency Board of Directors approved the reinstatement of the Vessel Buyback Program.
Click here to read the Marin Independent Journal April 23, 2023 article regarding the restart of the Vessel Buyback Program
On June 23, 2022 the Board of Directors of the Richardson Bay Regional Agency approved a Vessel Buy Back Program. Earlier in the month, the RBRA delivered the first four checks to boat owners as part of the program, which incentivizes removing anchored vessels from environmentally sensitive waters.
The Vessel Buyback program offers eligible participants money based on the length of their boat ($150 per foot) to move their vessels off an established Eelgrass Protection Zone (EPZ) and other parts of Richardson Bay. The program also conforms with an Agreement reached between the RBRA and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), which calls for removal of all illegally anchored vessels from Richardson Bay by October 2026.
At its meeting on May 12, 2022, the RBRA Board of Directors adopted a policy to guide the use of social media in communicating with the public. This policy encourages RBRA to use social media, such as Twitter or Facebook and sets expectations for civil discourse.
View the Social Media Policy:
Assisted by Coastal Policy Solutions with the involvement of stakeholders and other interested parties, RBRA has adopted an Eelgrass Protection and Management Plan (EPMP) that recognizes the important eelgrass habitat of Richardson’s Bay. The plan establishes
Under a new agreement between two agencies overseeing Richardson’s Bay in southern Marin County, only seaworthy vessels will be allowed to anchor on a temporary basis in the bay after October 2026 to preserve the area’s