We help our neighbors repair eroding creek banks, remove invasive non-native species, and replace them with plants from our Native Plant Nursery grown by our volunteers.

Local landowners play a key role in protecting our endangered salmon and maintaining the beauty of our local creeks. SPAWN provides technical consulting on erosion control and habitat improvement projects for streamside residents in the San Geronimo Valley.

Past projects have helped local landowners maintain dirt roads that were distributing unnecessary amounts of dirt into our streams, design environmentally friendly erosion controls and restore creek banks with natural materials. If you are interested in taking up this opportunity please contact Preston Brown, Director of Watershed Conservation, at preston@seaturtles.org.

SPAWN also responds to many calls from concerned citizens about problems or emergencies that impact our streams and rivers. Our staff and volunteers respond to these calls and help refer problems to the appropriate agencies if necessary or find ways to prevent or repair the problem. Learn more here.

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SPAWN Announces 2019-20 Coho Salmon Creekwalk Tours

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Each winter, SPAWN offers the Bay Area community the chance to experience one of Marin County’s most magnificent natural phenomenon: the local population of endangered coho salmon returning from the…

PHOTOS: Endangered California Freshwater Shrimp Utilize Structures in Lagunitas Creek

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Photo by Harry McGrath In late October, SPAWN used visual observation and underwater cameras to record endangered California freshwater shrimp using habitats specifically designed for them, which could be the…

Second Marin Ghost Town Transformed into Salmon Habitat

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The SPAWN team finishes breaching the Jewell site in October. In October, SPAWN completed the second phase of our floodplain and riparian restoration project at the ghost town of Jewell…