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From Ghost Town to Restored Salmon Habitat
September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Come out to Samuel P. Taylor State park to learn about the wonderful work SPAWN (spawnusa.org) is doing to restore the Lagunitas Creek watershed! The town of Jewel was once home to half a dozen vacation cabins built on the Lagunitas Creek floodplain in the 1930s and 40s. The town has since fallen into disrepair. Thanks to the restoration efforts of SPAWN, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other state and local agencies, the area is now being returned to its natural state.
Hear about how we’re reconnecting the floodplain with the creek and rebuilding creekside habitat that is so critical for Central California’s endangered Coho salmon. Join Director of Watershed Conservation Preston Brown, Habitat Restoration Intern Savannah Mangold, and Outreach Coordinator Harry McGrath as they discuss how SPAWN is restoring this watershed.
The Campfire Center is ADA accessible. The parking fee is $7.00 for seniors and $8.00 for general parking. Visitors will need to park in the Azalea Day Use and walk for 10 minutes to the Campfire Center. Anyone with any ADA issue can get dropped off at the site. The Campfire Center is next to campsite #56 in the Orchard Hill Loop. Feel free to explore this beautiful redwood forest before the talk!