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

The Tam Van, Our Mobile Visitor Center

Looking for a family-friendly outing? Interested in Forest Health? 

Throughout the month of June and July, find the Tam Van at Lake Lagunitas and learn about forest health! 

The Tam Van is now stationed at Lake Lagunitas (map) where we are highlighting Marin Water's forest health work and One Tam's Forest Health Strategy. Stop by the Tam Van anytime (even when we are not there) and pick up a brochure with a map and self-guided tour around Lake Lagunitas to learn more. 

Saturday Forest Health “Kaffeeklatsches” at the Tam Van! 

Come find the Tam Van and join us for a cup of coffee (while supplies last) on Saturdays through July! A German kaffeeklatsch is an informal gathering to socialize and talk over a cup of coffee; learn something new about forest health and meet some stewards of your public lands at the Tam Van with staff from Marin Water and Parks Conservancy. Visit our stuffed badger specimen and learn about Mt Tam's wildlife; join conversations and Q&As about forest health; pick up a self-guided tour and share your input; and enjoy the Van’s activity offerings for all ages.

We'll be hosting these coffee socials at Lake Lagunitas (map) on Saturdays, 10 am-noon, through July 29.

Interested in volunteering at the Tam Van?  

Share your love of nature and Mt. Tam by helping us staff the Tam Van. If interested, please contact Monica Stafford at and we'll be in touch with more information. 

About the Tam Van

In a quest to educate current park users and inspire new audiences to explore the parks, One Tam created the “Tam Van” mobile visitor center: 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. 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 Tam Van is largely funded by Measure A. Thank you Marin County residents!


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