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Valentines Day brought SPAWN volunteers & friends a short reprieve in the much needed rain that has been filling our creeks and streams! A rainy morning gave way to sun and smiles as the restoration team continued the invasive blackberry removal at Roy’s Pools. Our spirits were lifted with the rising flow of San Geronimo Creek, and we worked hard through the morning (with a short break for cupcakes!) In the area north of the pools workers continued clearing a huge section, lovingly untangling native blackberry overtaken by the Himalayan. We even uncovered what appeared to be a muskrat den, which we then worked to recover, in case it is still occupied. Volunteers also continued clearing an area of invasives around and under the bridge, which will yield prime ground for planting native species right along the water! Before long this crucial riparian habitat will serve as a wonderful educational area and an example for golfers and eager fish seekers who stroll by. Thanks to all for your continued efforts! We’ll be back again at Roy’s next week, see you at the creek!