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.



Judge To Award Fees to SPAWN’s Attorney for Unwarranted Lawsuit By Disgruntled Golfers Who Tried to Stop Creek Restoration

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In a tentative ruling on September 16, 2022, CA Superior Court Judge Sweet ruled that the group that sued SPAWN and Marin County to prevent the restoration of San Geronimo…

Seed Collection Walks with Volunteers

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On the first Friday of each month Audrey Fusco, SPAWN Nursery Manager, leads the nursery volunteer group on a seed collection hike from 2 PM to 4 PM. Seed collection…

Monarchs Arrive from Milkweed Program

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Through our Tropical Milkweed Trade-Out Program, we are growing narrow-leaf milkweed with 4th graders at several elementary schools in Marin County. The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) supplies milkweed…