The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.
Marin Islands National Wildlife Refuge has partnered with several agencies and nonprofit organizations to help achieve its mission and goals. The local San Rafael Police Department provides additional law enforcement to support the refuge's law enforcement efforts. The Save the Bay Association conducts regular education and plant restoration programs on East Marin Island to reestablish native vegetation on the refuge. The Friends of San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge also assist with non-native vegetation removal, and help fund the construction of a greenhouse at San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge to propagate native plants for restoration activities.
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Marin Islands NWR is managed as part of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.