RBRA Vessel Buy Back Program
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.
Housing Voucher Program
At its meeting on April 18, 2023, the Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a grant for the County’s Department of Health and Human Services to help administer the Richardson Bay Regional Agency’s (RBRA) Temporary Housing
RBRA adopts Social Media Policy; increases opportunities to communicate with the public
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:
RBRA is developing a mooring field, consistent with the BCDC Agreement
Eelgrass Protection and Management Plan Adopted August 12, 2021
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
The Facts About Vessel Removal
There have recently been a number of online postings regarding the treatment of individuals living in vessels on the Richardson’s Bay anchorage that are misleading and inaccurate. The misleading postings have implied that individuals have been
Agreement on Anchorage Management and Environmental Protections
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
The Agency has initiated its Transition Plan to improve the health, safety, and management of the bay through enforcement of requirements for anchored vessels, housing relocation support, and eelgrass protection and restoration. Vessels used as primary
An Avoidable Disaster
An Avoidable Disaster A few short weeks ago, RBRA sent out a newsletter stating that Richardson’s Bay can become extremely dangerous, fast. Sadly, this prescient warning was not heeded. During the severe wind event that stretched from