Preserving and protecting Lagunitas Creek habitat – California Coho Salmon’s most important watershed.

The Lagunitas Creek Watershed that runs through Marin County, California has been identified as the most important spawning and rearing habitat left in the State for wild Coho salmon, yet critical habitat is disappearing from residential and commercial development.

Millions of dollars are being expended by federal, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations and community members in studies, monitoring, and habitat restoration activities. Simultaneously, new threats constantly emerge from increased development pressures on privately owned parcels of land, especially along the critically important riparian habitat.

Yet, virtually no effort is currently underway to purchase remaining undeveloped parcels in the headwaters region or to create conservation easements to protect riparian habitat on these private parcels.

Help us acquire critical parcels and land easements.



Naturalist-led Creek Tours Being Offered to the Public to View SPAWNING Coho Salmon in the Bay Area

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Marin County, CA—The gentle rains of the last week have brought endangered coho salmon back to Lagunitas Creek in west Marin County. Wild coho salmon return to their natal streams…

Critically Endangered Coho Salmon Return to Bay Area to SPAWN

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For Immediate Release: November 10, 2022 Contact: Ayano Hayes, Watershed Biologist, (916) 216-8355‬, Todd Steiner, Executive Director, (415) 488-7652, Photo Credit: Bud Vieira Naturalist-led Creek Tours Being Offered…

SPAWN Featured on CNN

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This past week, The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN), joined CNN and their “Call to Earth Day" Initiative, along with WellKind, California high school students from Archie Williams High…