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.



Marin County Court Rejects Attempt to Suspend Salmon Restoration Project on Former San Geronimo Golf Course

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For Immediate Release, July 31, 2020 Contacts Todd Steiner, SPAWN, 415-488-7652, Deborah Sivas, Stanford Law, 650-269-2489,  Preston Brown, SPAWN, 303-877-0880,  Marin County Court Rejects Attempt to Suspend…

What’s Blooming in the Nursery? Western Buttercup

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Western buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis) is a pretty perennial herb that typically blooms in the spring. SPAWN’s Native Plant Nursery is currently propagating more than 100 different species of plants including coastal…

Food for Thought: Fish are Wildlife

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Illustration by Julia Janicki For too long, “fish” have been viewed as separate from “wildlife” by government conservation agencies and the general public; and it needs to change.  The reasons…