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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Where to See Salmon Spawn in Marin County, California

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Despite being listed as critically endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, coho salmon and steelhead trout are still found in Marin County, California. The largest run of coho salmon…

Update: SPAWN Removes Central California’s Highest Priority Fish Passage Barrier

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SPAWN has completed removing Roy's Dam and Roy's Pools that were obstacles to salmon migration and replaced them with Roy's Riffles! We completed this year's work safely and on schedule.…

From Roy’s Pools to Roy’s Riffles: SPAWN Removes Central California’s Highest Priority Fish Passage Barrier

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A free-flowing creek will soon replace Central California's highest priority fish passage barrier, known as Roy's Pools, thanks to a 20-year community restoration project that is intimately tied to the…