San Rafael Rock Quarry News

San Rafael Rock Quarry News & Information (all past news entries can be found in the Library/Archives)

Posted 4/30/18: Notice to Neighborhoods of Upcoming Quarry Reclamation

The following is a notice provided by the San Rafael Rock Quarry regarding upcoming work related to the Quarry's Reclamation Plan that will take place this summer. It was addressed to the neighborhoods immediately surrounding the quarry (Marin Bay Park, San Marino Drive and Heritage Drive) but is likely to be ... Read More

Posted 12/1/17: The Coalition's 2017 Accomplishments and 2018 Goals

At the end of the year, the Coalition Board reviews actions and accomplishments for the year and discusses objectives for the next year. The Coalition and its various committees continue to be very active on a wide range of issues of interest and concern to residents of the Pt. San ... Read More

Posted 9/7/17: San Rafael Rock Quarry Annual Community Meeting

Below is an announcement from the Dutra Group regarding the San Rafael Rock Quarry's annual community meeting update. The community meeting is scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 7, 10am - 1pm. The Dutra Group, owners of the Rock Quarry request an RSVP by September 22. Read More

Posted 2/14/16: San Rafael Rock Quarry Emergency-related Work

The following post was provided by the Dutra Group regarding activity at the quarry: This email is to serve as notification that the San Rafael Rock Quarry has begun an emergency response for the Tyler Island Levee Repair. The response at this time is Barge Loading only and will extend ... Read More

Posted 1/3/17: Marin IJ Article - Quarrel over quarry asphalt heads to appeals court

Following is an article that appeared on the front page of the Sunday, January 1, 2017 Marin Independent Journal: Read More

Posted 12/5/16: Summary of Coalition 2016 Accomplishments and 2017 Goals

The Coalition’s 2016 Accomplishments and 2017 Goals The Coalition and its various committees have been very active this past year on issues of interest and concern to our residents. These activities will continue throughout 2017. This Coalition website is an excellent source of in-depth as well as current information on ... Read More

Posted 11/29/16: Quarry Holiday Open House

The Dutra San Rafael Rock Quarry will be hosting a Community Holiday Open House on: Thursday, December 8th 4-6 pm Holiday Cheer, Nibbles and Informational Updates will be provided! The Quarry requests an RSVP by 12/1 to Aimi Dutra 415-459-7740 or Read More

Posted 10/13/16: Coalition Obtains Court Ruling Prohibiting Quarry Expansion

On Monday, September 19, 2016, Judge Paul M. Haakenson of the Superior Court of California, County of Marin, issued his decision in the case of Point San Pedro Road Coalition v. County of Marin and the San Rafael Rock Quarry. He ruled that the County’s approval in 2013, and again ... Read More

Posted 8/22/16: Annual San Rafael Rock Quarry Community Meeting

Below is an invitation from the Dutra Group for their upcoming Annual San Rafael Rock Quarry's Community Meeting which is scheduled for Saturday, October 8th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  This Community Meeting notice  has also been posted on as well as on the Dutra San Rafael Quarry Facebook page. Attendees are requested ... Read More

Posted 9/23/15: San Rafael Rock Quarry Community Meeting to be held October 17

The San Rafael Rock Quarry will be holding their annual community update meeting. Representatives from the Quarry will be providing an update on their operations and addressing any questions you may have. They look forward to seeing you there. Saturday, October 17, 2015 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM San Rafael ... Read More

June 21, 2015: Quarry Reclamation Schedule

The Community Meeting that Dutra had intended to hold on June 30th regarding Reclamation Activities was postponed. In the process of completing the biologic studies required prior to Reclamation, their biologist found California Red Legged Frogs in the Peacock Gap area (.9 miles away from the project site). Due to this discovery, ... Read More

March 1, 2015: Quarry Update

Planning activity is starting up on reclamation work to begin this spring. The same is true for installation of air quality monitoring equipment. Reclamation Plan: The Phase 1 Reclamation Plan (NE Quadrant) grading permit application and supporting plans and reports were received by the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) on ... Read More

San Rafael Rock Quarry Annual Community Meeting

The Quarry will be holding its Annual Community Update Meeting: Saturday, October 4, 2014 10am - 1pm San Rafael Rock Quarry 1000 Pt. San Pedro Road San Rafael, CA The informational program will begin at 10am and end by 11am, tours will follow until 1pm. The quarry owners have requested ... Read More

July 16, 2013: Marin IJ Article

San Rafael quarry gets asphalt permit Posted: 07/16/2013 By Nels Johnson The San Rafael Rock Quarry won permission to recycle asphalt from Marin roads projects despite opposition from neighbors who worried the move will intensify operations. The Board of Supervisors acted on a unanimous vote on a motion by Supervisor ... Read More

July 16, 2013: County Board of Supervisors Approves SRRQ Amendment to Operating Permit

The bad news: In spite of our sound legal arguments, compelling letters from concerned residents, and well framed comments presented today before the Board of Supervisors, the quarry's request to amend their permit to allow the importation of recycling materials was granted by the Board of Supervisors. The quarry, represented ... Read More

October 8, 2010: Marin IJ Marin Voice

Marin Voice: A 'new positive era' for San Rafael quarry By Susan Adams Marin IJ October 8, 2010 WE ARE BEGINNING a new positive era for mining operations in Marin. After many years of battling on a number of fronts between the Dutra San Rafael Rock Quarry and its Point ... Read More

September 30, 2010: Letter from Quarry Committee Chairs

Just as the September 28, 2010 final hearing on the Quarry's application for their Operating Permit and Amended Reclamation Plan commenced, the Coalition reached an agreement with the Quarry. The Board of Supervisors approved the permits, which include important conditions for the benefit of our community. For months, Coalition leadership ... Read More

September 30, 2010: Marin IJ Editorial

Editorial: Compromise hopefully will end long battle over quarry's future Marin IJ September 30, 2010 IT TOOK MORE THAN a decade, but a constructive compromise has been reached over the future of the San Rafael Rock Quarry. Neighborhood leader Bonnie Marmor urged Marin County supervisors to approve the deal at ... Read More