Creek Walk Tours!

With the first hard rains in the watershed comes the beginning of spawning season for Coho salmon. SPAWN-trained naturalists lead creek walks to explore the majesty of the Lagunitas Creek Watershed. Tours explore our watershed and teach participants about the ecology of our endangered native population of coho salmon. In addition, we learn about native plants and animals, the natural history of the watershed, and anything else we encounter along the way.

We typically offer tours on Saturdays through December and January as well as a few additional tours on the holidays. We are always happy to set up a private tour, just reach out to Catie to discuss your groups needs.

2016 Winter Creek Walk Schedule:
(Please click the link to be taken to the registration page).

January 21, 2017 from 12:30 am – 2:30 pm. Meet at Samuel P. Taylor State Park front kiosk at the ‘Camp Taylor’ entrance. Beforehand stop by our office to participate in a volunteer planting from 10 am – 12 pm. Click here to register.

$200 private tour by Catie or Preston for up to 10 people!
$35 Family SPAWN membership. Includes a four person creek walk!
$15 Individual creek walk suggested donation.

For questions contact: Education Specialist Catie Clune, email: phone: (415) 663-8590

Naturalist Training

Please contact our Education Specialist Catie Clune at to learn about our naturalist training courses.

The SPAWN California Naturalist Training Course is an incredible opportunity to learn about the ecology and natural history of the Lagunitas Creek Watershed, and be actively involved in helping restore it. The 40-hour course combines science curriculum, guest lecturers, field trips, and project based learning to immerse you in the natural world of California. Transferable UC college credits or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to participants for an additional fee. Please join us and email Catie Clune at to learn more about upcoming classes.