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 Plants Habitat Garden at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center

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Contact: Audrey Fusco, Native Plant Nursery Manager, audrey@seaturtles.org    SPAWN Plants Habitat Garden at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center In February 2019 the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN)…

Students Help SPAWN Grow Narrowleaf Milkweed to Support Declining Monarch Populations

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Contact: Audrey Fusco, Native Plant Nursery Manager, audrey@seaturtles.org  Students Help SPAWN Grow Narrowleaf Milkweed to Support Declining Monarch Populations To help the western monarch butterfly population bounce back from its…

Lack of Rain Causes Competitive Coho Spawning Season

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Contact: Ayano Hayes, Watershed Biologist, ahayes@seaturtles.org  Lack of Rain Causes Competitive Coho Spawning Season Redd Count Remains Below Average and Federal Target Goal for Recovery The Salmon Protection And Watershed…