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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Volunteers Sought for Planting Project on Former San Geronimo Golf Course

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For Immediate Release, November 16, 2021 Contact: Audrey Fusco, audrey@seaturtles.org, 415-845-4791 Volunteers Sought for Planting Project on Former San Geronimo Golf Course SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—This winter volunteers from around the…

Tropical Milkweed Trade-Out Offered at SPAWN Nursery

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Click here to view and print this article. SPAWN is encouraging gardeners in Marin County to trade out their tropical milkweed plants for the locally native species, narrow-leaf milkweed (Asclepias…

Videos Show Salmon Returning to Marin County Creeks for Spawning Season

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For Immediate Release, October 28, 2021 Contact: Ayano Hayes, Watershed Biologist, 916-216-8355, ahayes@tirn.net Videos Show Salmon Returning to Marin County Creeks for Spawning Season SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—Videos taken by the…