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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SPAWN Nursery: The Power of Community Over 20 Years of Propagating Native Plants

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The SPAWN restoration nursery, seaturtles.org/nursery, grew out of the desire to restore creek habitat for coho salmon by utilizing local genetic stock of native plants that were not available in…
SPAWN offers free habitat enhancement consultations for residents living on creekside properties in the San Geronimo Valley.

Free Habitat Enhancement Consultations and Plants for Creekside Properties

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SPAWN offers free habitat enhancement consultations for residents living on creekside properties in the San Geronimo Valley. Providing appropriate habitat to wildlife along riparian corridors keeps ecosystems healthy, benefiting homeowners…

Creek Walk Registration 2023-24

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SPAWN will be holding Creek Walks again this winter and dates and times are now available for registration!  We will look for these majestic fish together within the redwood forest and…