Our new name. “DarkSky West Marin!”

We’re happy to announce a new name for our initiative! DarkSky Point Reyes is now DarkSky West Marin. The initiative continues to include the unincorporated coastal villages of Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Olema, Inverness, Inverness Park, Point Reyes, Marshall, Tomales, Valley Ford, & Dillon Beach, Seadrift, Oceana Marin, Nicasio, San Geronimo, Woodacre, Forrest Knolls, Lagunitas, and all the hamlets in between. Our DarkSky zone will be presented to DarkSky International as part of our application for recognition as a DarkSky Community dedicated to preserving the nighttime environment and protecting our communities from the harmful effects of light pollution.
The Point Reyes National Seashore will apply for a separate designation as a DarkSky Park, a quicker and easier process than the larger reserve certification. While reserve status remains our ultimate goal for both DarkSky West Marin and PRNS, the simpler parallel process will include the education and outreach made possible by the dedicated DarkSky West Marin volunteer group. If you want to be part of this preservation project, please contact us.