a Resident

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other creatives who are changing the conversation around nature, the human economy and social equity.

Creativity & Change

Our world needs innovative thinkers to challenge the status quo. Support creativity and change by giving a donation, creating a fellowship or making a legacy gift.

Our Community

Meet our alums at one of our public events, or schedule an individual or group creative retreat at the wild edge of Giacomini Wetlands.

Featured Alums



Climate Change Fellows on KWMR

September 10, 2016
Lyons Filmer of West Marin radio KWMR interviewed some of our summer 2016 Mesa Refuge Climate Change Fellows during their residency. Listen to the interview ...
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Books by Our Alums

Jones-green collar

The Green Collar Economy

Van Jones
A New York Times bestseller, The Green Collar Economy by award-winning human rights activist and environmental leader Van Jones delivers a much-needed economic and environmental solution to today’s ...
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