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One Tam: many ways to give back to the mountain that gives us so much

Roving Ranger & Pop-up Trailheads

A Mobile Trailhead to Engage Visitors

In a quest to educate current park users and inspire new audiences to explore the parks, One Tam created a “Roving Ranger”: a retrofitted bread truck that travels to park sites and communities across Marin County. Staff and volunteers dispense maps, trail guides, program information, and friendly advice on how people can make the most of their visit. 

Following the successful footsteps of its San Francisco-based predecessor, the Golden Gate National Parks Roving Ranger, One Tam decided that a Marin-based mobile visitor center would be instrumental in reaching all audiences adjacent to Mt. Tamalpais and its watershed. Since 2015, it has been providing many of the functions of a visitor center, at a fraction of the cost of constructing a permanent facility, and it reaches new audiences that find it difficult to get to the parks due to distance or limited transit options. 

The One Tam Roving Ranger brings the mountain to you – and continually offers new activities and ways to engage with the mountain and learn about our local environment. 

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