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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Print Your Own Protest Signs to Save California’s Tule Elk!

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Use the artwork of Turtle Island Restoration Network to show your support for a national, grassroots campaign to save the endemic tule elk of Point Reyes National Seashore from being…

Volunteers Upgrade SPAWN’s Native Plant Nursery

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If you’ve visited SPAWN’s native plant nursery it’s going to look a lot different when we are able to welcome visitors again—pandemic permitting. Over the past year our volunteers, staff…

Court Rules Marin County’s Protections for Endangered Coho Salmon Inadequate

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For Immediate Release, April 9, 2021 Contacts: Todd Steiner, SPAWN, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Peter J. Broderick, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 283-5474 ext. 421, pbroderick@biologicaldiversity.org  Court Rules Marin County’s Protections…