MARIN COUNTY PARKS Contribute to the Marin Wildlife Picture Index Project by maintaining wildlife cameras located throughout the county. Volunteers are also responsible for processing and cataloging photos. Trainings are held monthly and the parks are seeking long-term participants. marincountyparks.org
MARIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT There are many opportunities to learn about Mount Tamalpais’ plant and animal life when one becomes a citizen scientist, turtle observer, frog docent or habitat restorer. Habitat restoration crews focus on invasive species control, with a special emphasis on French broom and Douglas fir. Sites are chosen to be scenic and accessible. marinwater.org
MARIN HEADLANDS NURSERY Volunteers this year will be growing more than 35,000 plants for projects on Hawk Hill and Rodeo Valley Trail, among others. Activities may include transplanting seedlings, pruning plants, processing seeds for the next growing season, maintaining the facility and other outdoor ventures. parksconservancy.org
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.