Bolinas Civic Group

Communication Collaboration Community

Mission

The mission of the Bolinas Civic Group is to focus on communication, engagement, and support for the citizens of Bolinas who wish to collaborate in an open or closed forum. The Bolinas Civic Group is a platform for all citizens, and has no membership requirements, or dues, or opinions, it is simply a way for us to work together. The Bolinas Civic Group takes no stance on any project, and encourages everyone in the community to dream, plan, create and promote community focused projects. 

Community Announcements  

We are constantly updating this web page with new projects and initiatives, but these recently added items reflect time sensitive and important community announcements directly related to civic endeavors and activities.  If you would like to  have your announcement promoted here, please fill out the Announcement Form

February Community Meeting

and Valentines Day Dance!

Hello All, 

Excited for this months meeting which will segue into a spectacular evening of dance with the Coastal Scrubbers playing sweet tunes to sway with. This month we'll have updates from our local groups working on the following:

Following the meeting we'll jump right into the dance, which is bing thrown as a fundraiser for the Bolinas Community Center.With dinner provided by Feed the People, community love will be shared and snapping photos in the photobooth, it is sure to bee a good time! 10$ in the jar. 

See you February 14th at 6pm !

- Will Bartlett

Executive Director

Bolinas Civic Group


Hola a todos,

Emocionado por la reunión de este mes que dará paso a una espectacular velada de baile con los Coastal Scrubbers tocando dulces melodías para balancearse. Este mes tendremos actualizaciones de nuestros grupos locales trabajando en lo siguiente:

Después de la reunión, comenzaremos directamente con el baile, que se organiza como recaudación de fondos para el Centro Comunitario de Bolinas. Con la cena proporcionada por Feed the People, se compartirá el amor de la comunidad y se tomarán fotos en el fotomatón, seguramente será ¡un buen momento! 10$ en el frasco.

¡Nos vemos el 14 de febrero a las 6pm!

- Will Bartlett

Director ejecutivo

Grupo Cívico Bolinas

January Community Meeting

ONLINE ONLY!

Hello Everyone,

I hope that everyone is getting a great start to the new year. The BCG invites you to our monthly community meeting to engage in matters of community importance. Given the high prevalence of COVID in Marin County due to the current surge of the new variant, we'll be hosting this months event virtually.   

This month we'll circle back and touch base on some BCG projects and provide updates and perspectives on the Waterhouse, Post Office, and what's next. We'll also hear from some community members around increasing dialog and conversation that can be tough in our community. 

If you are interested in presenting at the Community Meeting any announcements or things that need to get out there, please email will@bolinascivicgroup.org

We hope to see you there, Wednesday, January 10th at 6pm.

-Will

Reunión comunitaria de enero: SOLO EN LÍNEA

Hola a todos,

Espero que todos estén teniendo un gran comienzo de año nuevo. El BCG lo invita a nuestra reunión comunitaria mensual para participar en asuntos de importancia para la comunidad. Dada la alta prevalencia de COVID en el condado de Marin debido al aumento actual de la nueva variante, organizaremos el evento de este mes de forma virtual.

Este mes volveremos y nos pondremos en contacto con algunos proyectos de BCG y brindaremos actualizaciones y perspectivas sobre Waterhouse, Post Office y lo que sigue. También escucharemos a algunos miembros de la comunidad sobre cómo aumentar el diálogo y la conversación que pueden ser difíciles en nuestra comunidad.

Si está interesado en presentar en la reunión comunitaria algún anuncio o algo que deba difundirse, envíe un correo electrónico a will@bolinascivicgroup.org.

Esperamos verte ahí.

-Will Bartlett

Waterhouse Complex Progam Updates

The Waterhouse Complex Planning group has concluded its study of the feasibility of the purchase and development of the Waterhouse Buildings. Check out the project page for updates and materials related to the efforts of the group. 

BCG Winter Announcement

Hello Everyone,

Over the last year the Bolinas Civic Group has been hosting community meetings, brining local and county topics such as housing, environmental concerns and public health to the forefront of the community. Speakers from Bolinas and the greater Marin have been eager and willing to bring their passion and commitment to the community, and it has been incredible to see the growth in community conversations.  

Our Civic Soup event at the Coast Cafe in October brought together a wide range of inspired community members to have delicious soup and focused conversations on the topics of Community Resilience, Sustainable Living, Environmental Safety and Civic Infrastructure. It was great to see both new and old faces joining in to collaborate on our community. 

The BCG hosted November Community Conversation with Supervisor Rodoni was well attended, deeply engaging, and productive and we love seeing community partnership with the county.

The journey however is just getting started. As a community we together have sparked civil and effective conversations and the BCG is here for it. We'll be taking a break from the Community Meetings in December for the holidays, and returning in the new year with a great lineup of topics and speakers, as always. 

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

We thank you all of for your continued commitment to engagement, and we'll see you in the new year. 

Will Bartlett

Executive Director

Bolinas Civic Group


Hola a todos,

Durante el último año, el Grupo Cívico de Bolinas ha estado organizando reuniones comunitarias, llevando al frente de la comunidad temas locales y del condado como vivienda, preocupaciones ambientales y salud pública. Los oradores de Bolinas y del área metropolitana de Marín se han mostrado ansiosos y dispuestos a aportar su pasión y compromiso a la comunidad, y ha sido increíble ver el crecimiento en las conversaciones comunitarias.

Nuestro evento Civic Soup en el Coast Cafe en octubre reunió a una amplia gama de miembros inspirados de la comunidad para tomar una deliciosa sopa y conversaciones centradas en los temas de resiliencia comunitaria, vida sostenible, seguridad ambiental e infraestructura cívica. Fue fantástico ver caras nuevas y antiguas unirse para colaborar en nuestra comunidad.

La conversación comunitaria organizada por BCG en noviembre con el supervisor Rodoni tuvo una gran asistencia, fue muy interesante y productiva, y nos encanta ver la asociación comunitaria con el condado.

Sin embargo, el viaje apenas comienza. Como comunidad, juntos hemos iniciado conversaciones cívicas y efectivas y el BCG está aquí para ello. Nos tomaremos un descanso de las reuniones comunitarias en diciembre para las fiestas y regresaremos en el nuevo año con una gran variedad de temas y oradores, como siempre.

Próximas fechas de reuniones:

10 de enero

14 de febrero

13 de marzo

Les agradecemos a todos por su continuo compromiso con el compromiso y nos vemos en el nuevo año.

Will Bartlett

Director ejecutivo

Grupo Cívico Bolinas


November Meeting 

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the November BCG meeting with Dennis Rodoni. Check out the Meeting page for all the links shared in the meeting. 

HEAL COLLABORATION 

The Marin office of Health and Human Services is seeking community input for the HEAL program, please take the survey below to help steer the direction of the program for Bolinas. 

Bolinas Social and Civic Calendar

There is a new community maintained social and civic calendar now on the website that hosts various social gatherings and civic related events. If you are interested in having your social event listed or have a group that would like to meet, or even board meeting for various entities, please contact us.  This calendar is open to the public and is for everyone in the community to know what is happening!

Ongoing Active Projects

Save the Post Office

In the beginning of March the USPS closed the Bolinas Post Office.  

A group of individuals is working to Save the Bolinas Post Office and keep the 94924 Post Office in Bolinas forever.

Get involved in the effort to keep the Bolinas Post Office in Bolinas. Go to the project page to find details on letter writing and upcoming events. 

Waterhouse Complex

A group has formed to find out what the Waterhouse Complex could become. Check out the project page to find out what is going on. Send an email to get involved.

West Marin Community Pool

There are a number of individuals working to build a community pool in Bolinas and would love for people to get involved. Find out how to get connected to them by checking out the project page below. 

Eucalyptus Project

Bolinas Eucalyptus Project (BEP) is working to address the problem of hazardous trees. Recognizing the need to take action against the dangerous conditions associated with the massive roadside eucalyptus stands

Projects

The Bolinas Civic Group provides resources for community members  to promote and communicate their projects to the greater community and general public. We also provide ways for community members to connect and engage with various community led projects. 

Learn more and find ways to connect on the Projects page. 

Potential Projects List

Get Involved

If you have an idea for a project, or something you would like help in promoting, or ideas about what the Bolinas Civic Group could do or do better, send an email to ideas@bolinascivicgroup.org and we'll connect with you directly. 

If you want to join the effort in promoting communication in via the Bolinas Civic Group, or if you have any questions about what we do,  please reach out via email to  information@bolinascivicgroup.org 

This website was started by Will Bartlett, with input from other community members, as a tool to bridge the gaps in the way that projects in Bolinas get started, collaborate, share, and promote themselves. The goal is to provide resources such as email groups, information storage and scheduling to help groups collaborate and communicate with the communty and the public. 

You can contact him directly at will@bolinascivicgroup.org