View Other Items in this Archive | View All Archives | Printable Version

Belvedere California Notifications
Belvedere E-Newsletter
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
In this Issue
From the City Manager
Mary Neilan

Coastal Cleanup Day
We need your help! Please join us for the 31st Annual Coastal Cleanup Day:

       Saturday, September 19th
             9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
      San Rafael Avenue Seawall

Volunteers are needed who
can record what items are found during the cleanup as well as folks who feel comfortable picking up trash along the seawall.

Community service credit is available for school kids who participate. Parents must sign waivers for minors.

If you can, please bring your own work or garden gloves.  Hats and sturdy rubber bottomed shoes are also recommended.

For questions, please call James Campbell at 415-309-0619.

We look forward to seeing our neighbors on Saturday, September 19th!

Help Keep Marin Litter-Free

It is crucial to keep litter off our streets where rain sweeps it into storm drains which wash to local creeks, bays and the ocean. Since people are less likely to litter in clean areas than in already-littered areas, we influence other people’s behavior when we pick up litter and place it where it belongs—in the trash or recycling bin.  We encourage you to participate in this year’s California Coastal Cleanup Day on September 19, 2015, and work with others to support clean beaches and creeks. Last year, 1526 volunteers picked up 9,942 pounds of litter, and cleaned 70 miles of creeks and shorelines. These impressive efforts help to keep the local waterways free of trash and attractive for all to enjoy.

Here is a list of ways you can keep litter off our streets and out of storm drains, and keep our creeks and shorelines clean!
  • San Rafael Ave. Sea WallVolunteer on September 19th for the Annual Coastal Cleanup Day at Belvedere's San Rafael Avenue Sea Wall!
  • Volunteer to clean up creeks and streets throughout the year.  To find a local creek group in Marin, check out
  • Support  “Adopt-A-Highway” through Marin Clean Highways
  • Make sure wrappers from fast food restaurants are placed in trash cans that have lids. 
  • Bring your own water bottle, and when purchasing coffee or beverages, bring your own cup.
  • Keep reusable bags in your car for use when shopping for groceries, clothing, etc. Check out Zero Waste Marin tables which frequent local farmer’s markets, or request a free bag on the contact us tab of their website for a free tote or mesh produce bag.
  • Pack a waste-free lunch - especially for students, and bring waste-free snacks to sporting events.

31st Annual Coastal
Cleanup Day

Belvedere-Tiburon Golf Tournament

Tiburon Taps
Beer Festival

National Drive Electric Week

Friday Nights
on Main 2015

College of Marin Meas
ure C Celebration

Hay Day

Tiburon Half Marathon & 5K

Belvedere Community Foundation
Photo Contest

Upcoming Meetings

City Council Meeting
  September 14
, 6:30 PM

Planning Commission
  September 15, 6:30 PM

Stay up to date on meeting times and cancellations and view agenda packets on the City's Website.

Quick Links


  City's Website

Website Calendar

Get Ready 94920

Bel-Tib Library

The Ranch (Recreation)

Reed Union
School Dist

Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

County of Marin, 3rd District

Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society

Belvedere Community Foundation

Marin Transit Rte 219 Shuttle

Bel-Tib Golf Tournament

Join us for the 20th Annual
Belvedere-Tiburon Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 17th
San Geronimo Golf Club

Player fee is $140 each OR $480 for a "foresome" ($120 each)
Include green fees, lunch before the shotgun start,
appetizers & drinks post play,
raffle, contests & tons of prizes!

To register contact or
call The Ranch at 415-435-4355

Tiburon Taps Beer Festival
Saturday, September 19, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Point Tiburon Plaza

Tiburon Taps Beer Festival
Tiburon Taps Beer Festival is Southern Marin’s outdoor, bay side, beer fest featuring 60 craft brews of Northern California and local food offerings. Enjoy bottomless souvenir mugs, vote for your favorite beer in the first official Tiburon Taps Beer Festival People Choice Award, and wind down the day with the sweet musical sounds of our favorite cover band, Mustache Harbor. Proceeds from this event go to The Ranch Scholarship Program for children and seniors.

Tickets are on sale now!
General Admis
sion - $40 per person
Designated Driver - $10 per person

For more information, visit

National Drive Electric Week Event – Marin County
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, Novato

National Drive Electric Week
Be fossil fuel free and drive electric.

Have any questions about EVs (electric vehicles)? Ask one of the many experts that will be present! Did we mention prizes will be given away for test driving electric vehicles? How does a home charging station sound?

To attend and test drive an EV click here to register.

Friday Nights on Main

Please join us for
the last Friday Night on Main
of the summer season

September 25, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Annual Firemen’s Ball
Everybody’s favorite dance party! By popular demand,
The Fundamentals return to provide their trademark
 brand of red hot rockin’ soul.

For more information, please visit

Measure C Event

Save the Date!
College of Marin Measure C Capstone Celebration

Thursday, September 24, 5 PM – 7 PM
College of Marin Academic Center
835 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904

The Academic Center is the final building project funded by
measure C; a $249.5 million modernization bond passed in
 2004 with overwhelming support of Marin County Voters.
The complete scope of the bond included the Diamond
Physical Education Center, Performing Arts Building, Science
 Math Nursing Building, Fine Arts Building, and Child Study
Center at the  Kentfield Campus; and Transportation Technology Complex and Main Building at the Indian Valley Campus. At
 both campuses, facilities infrastructure work such as the
 addition of solar panels and geothermal heat pumps provide
 the College with cost-effective renewable energy sources.

Blackie’s Hay Day
Saturday, September 26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Blackie’s Pasture, Tiburon

Blackies Hay Day Event
An old fashioned country fair for the whole community, this eagerly anticipated event is held every year in the fall at Blackie's Pasture. Blackie's Hay Day attracts over 2,000 people from all over Marin County. The funds raised and goodwill engendered all support the Belvedere-Tiburon Library's children and teen programs and services.

Come out with your family to enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, toy tractor rides, carnival games, jumpies and a climbing wall, as well as wonderful entertainment and food. Blackie's Hay Day is a family event with something for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy!

More information at

Tiburon Marathon and 5K
Fitbit Tiburon Half Marathon & 5K
Sunday, October 4, 2015

7:00 AM – Half Marathon Start
7:30 AM – 5K Start
8:00 AM – Kids Races

All races start and finish at Tiburon Blvd. and Beach Rd.

Click here to register

Belvedere Community Foundation
14th Annual Online Digital Photography Contest

Submissions due by October 31, 2015

photo contest flyer
Professional and amateur photographers alike have enjoyed capturing the stunning nature of the Belvedere and Tiburon Peninsula in this annual event.

This year's photography contest, the 14th Annual, will be exhibited online 24 hours a day and will accept entries until October 31, 2015.

Last year we had 92 talented photographers submit nearly 200 beautiful images in six categories, using cameras and smartphones. This year we have six categories to choose from:
  • Architecture on the Peninsula
  • Events of the Peninsula
  • Wildlife on the Peninsula
  • Views of the Peninsula
  • People of the Peninsula
  • Life in Tiburon and Belvedere (Entrants age 5 to 18)

There will be a People’s Choice Award given to one photo in the contest. Any registered person can vote for what is in their opinion the best photo in each category. Each winner will be acknowledged at the final awards event to be held at Belvedere City Hall on November 12th.

Winning entries will be announced at the annual meeting of the Belvedere Community Foundation on November 12th and displayed at a one-time public reception to honor the entrants at the Belvedere City Hall, 450 San Rafael Avenue. For more information, please visit the Belvedere Community Foundation website.

* * * * * * *

This complimentary message is being sent to opt-in subscribers who might be interested in its content. If you do not wish to continue receiving these messages, please accept our apologies, and unsubscribe by visiting our website at:

Please note, we will not sell or give your e-mail address to any organization without your explicit permission.