For people living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mount Tamalpais is more than just a mountain. It’s a cherished open space that encompasses some of the most beautiful, ecologically rich and well-loved trails and parklands in the region.
The birthplace of mountain biking and a source of inspiration for singers, songwriters, artists and filmmakers, Mt. Tam and its watershed are also a critical source of drinking water for 75% of Marin County’s population.
As part of “One Tam,” a campaign to boost community support and care for Mt. Tam’s treasured resources, the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC) has launched OurTam.org , a stunning, interactive 3-D re-creation of Mt. Tam.
Through the website, people visiting Mt. Tam in person can pinpoint their location on the mountain using their phones, or they can add memories from their computers at home in the form of text, photos or videos.
Once visitors have “left their mark” on the mountain, they can read and enjoy memories shared by fellow Mt. Tam lovers and supporters. The goal of the program is to encourage 10,000 people and organizations to add their voices to the virtual mountain and demonstrate how important a healthy Mt. Tam is to the Marin County community and beyond.
FW named "One Tam" Mobile Site of the Day.
Released: March 2015