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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What’s Blooming in the Nursery? Douglas Iris

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Douglas iris (Iris douglasiana) blooms in SPAWN's native plant nursery in June 2020. Douglas iris (Iris douglasiana) is a perennial spring-blooming wildflower that is common in Marin County and is…

Volunteers Build New Tables for SPAWN’s Native Plant Nursery

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SPAWN volunteers Al Lubow and Mel Wright custom-built 12 new tables for our native plant nursery. SPAWN would like to send a big thank you to volunteers Al Lubow and Mel Wright…

Marin County Board of Supervisors Block Appeal Challenging Salmon Restoration Project on Former San Geronimo Golf Course

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For Immediate Release, June 2, 2020 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Preston Brown, Director of Watershed Conservation, (303) 877-0880, preston@seaturtles.org  Marin County Board of Supervisors Block Appeal…