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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Marin County Poised to Adopt Overdue Stream Conservation Ordinance

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  For Immediate Release: May 16, 2022 Contact: Scott Webb, (707) 921-8211, swebb@tirn.net, Turtle Island Restoration Network Preston Brown, (303) 877-0880, preston@tirn.net, Turtle Island Restoration Network Peter J. Broderick, (503)…

New Project for SPAWN Upcoming

| California, Habitat Restoration & Landowner Assistance, Salmon | No Comments
SPAWN is pursuing a sediment reduction project on GGNRA ranch lands to upgrade roads and improve road drainage networks. This will result in better watershed hydrology, reduction in sediment, removal…

Volunteer Gallery: March 2022

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SPAWN holds volunteer events throughout the year, and here are images from a recent outing! Take a look at a quick gallery from our volunteer days! Thank you to all…