Olema, CA (May 15, 2015) – Autodesk and Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) are teaming up to save Marin’s endangered coho salmon and restore the fishes critical habitat in Lagunitas Creek Watershed.

“It is incredible to have a company like Autodesk recognize the importance giving back, and allow their employees the opportunity to get involved in a hands-on way. Today, with Autodesk employees help we were able to restore key streamside coho salmon habitat,” said Catie Clue, an education specialist with SPAWN and a leader of the days restoration activities.

As part of Autodesk’s Global Month of Impact, 16 Autodesk employees volunteered today with SPAWN for four hours and worked to restore salmon habitat. In that time, Audodesk volunteers planted over 250 redwood cuttings, transplanted a wide range of native plants from blue elderberry to ceanothus, weeded, and mulched to protect the landscape from invasive plants. Autodesk volunteers also had the opportunity to go on a short naturalist-guided creek walk to learn more about the area they helped restore.

For more than 30 years, Autodesk software has helped designers, engineers, visual artists, students and makers imagine, design and create a better world. Over 100 million people use Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important design, business and environmental challenges. Autodesk’s Global Month of Impact is dedicated to how Autodesk and employees can help create a better world. There are scheduled volunteer activities at Autodesk offices around the world and the company is highlighting some of their favorite impact design nonprofits.

One of the Global Month of Impact themes is environment, and Autodesk offices in Montreal, Toronto, and the Bay Area are participating in community cleanups and habitat restoration projects. More than 15 offices will be participating in volunteer events during the month of May.


Turtle Island Restoration Network is an international marine conservation organization headquartered in California whose 150,000+ members and online activists work to protect sea turtles and marine biodiversity in the United States and around the world. For 25 years, Turtle Island Restoration Network has mobilized people to preserve oceans, restore rivers and streams, and protect the marine wildlife – from sea turtles to sharks – that call these blue-green waters home. SeaTurtles.org