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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Salmon Habitat Restoration in the Face of Drought

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Salmon Habitat Restoration in the Face of Drought Written by Ayano Hayes, SPAWN Watershed Biologist We are approaching one year from the removal of Roy’s Dam on San Geronimo Creek,…

SPAWN Reopens Volunteer Days in West Marin

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SPAWN is thrilled to announce we are able to reopen our volunteer days this month!  Help us restore the most important habitat for the recovery of endangered coho salmon on the central…

Pollinator Power: New Habitat for Monarchs at Bolinas-Stinson School

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Each winter, small populations of monarch butterflies overwinter in Bolinas, California. With only 1,194 monarchs recorded overwintering on the coast this past winter, the number of Western Monarch butterflies overwintering…