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Marin’s bay shores in better health, more work to be done, report finds
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Boaters row near Rat Rock Island in the waters off China Camp State Park in San Rafael.
Photo by Alan Dep — Marin Independent Journal

By Mark Prado, Marin Independent Journal
San Pablo and San Francisco bays off Marin’s shores are in better health than in prior years, but are jeopardized by the effects of climate change, according to a new report released this week. The 96-page “State of the Estuary 2015,” a comprehensive health report for the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, uses data contributed by more than 30 scientists to assess the status of various parts of the ecosystem.