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Creekwalk Tour – Dec. 14
December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$15
When the first hard rain hits the ground, streams start to swell and coho salmon begin their spectacular homeward migration. Join us on a Creekwalk Tour to witness a tradition that goes back thousands of years, as these fish swim hundreds of miles from their ocean feeding grounds to return to their birthplace and continue the survival of their species.
Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Creekwalk Tours explore sites throughout Marin County’s Lagunitas Creek Watershed, teaching participants about the ecology of our endangered coho salmon and their ancient connection to our iconic coast redwoods. We also learn about native plants, animals, and anything else we encounter along the way.
Tours are offered on Saturdays through December and January, as well as a few additional tours on the holidays, in Samuel P. Taylor State Park at 8889 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Lagunitas. We suggest a $15 donation per person on our public tours, children 12 and under are free and do not need to register. We are always happy to set up a private tour, just email Harry to discuss your group’s needs. We typically ask for a $200 donation for private tours or an exchange for a group volunteer project.
Tours will meet at Samuel P. Taylor State Park near the entrance kiosk, at the bathrooms in the picnic area. You will receive a parking pass included with your donation from the Naturalist on site or a Ranger at the main kiosk.
After an introduction, we take the group to one of many sites throughout the State Park and the larger watershed. These different legs of the tour are a combination of short walks or drives to the most ideal viewing sites. While we will be standing in search of salmon for most of the tour, the combined distance walking at different sites is no more than 1-2 miles. Please check with your leader when you arrive if you have any detailed questions about the sites we are visiting for that day. The walks occur rain or shine, as rainy days can often be some of the best viewing opportunities. Please dress in warm layers, as it can be cold in the redwoods. We also recommend bringing waterproof jackets or an umbrella, hiking boots, and snacks.
For questions, contact Outreach Coordinator Harry McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org.