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Salmon Habitat Restoration Volunteer Day
July 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Help restore habitat for endangered Coho salmon by volunteering with SPAWN to remove invasive plants at our Tocaloma restoration project (9255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Lagunitas, CA) in the Lagunitas Creek Watershed, the most important habitat for the recovery of endangered Coho salmon on the central California coast.
We will be pulling and cutting back invasive plants, such as wild mustard, hemlock, and thistles on the site. If we can control seed populations, and thereby reduce the spread of the invasive plants that are on the site this summer, we will have much less work to do next year.
It is important to remove invasive plants due to their impact on water quality, biodiversity, fish and habitat cover, and tree cover. Invasive plants spread quickly and create monocultures by displacing native plants. Insects have co-evolved with native plants, and because plants and insects form the base of the food web, invasive plants are a leading cause of native biodiversity loss.
We will provide gloves and tools. Please bring a lunch, a water bottle, and a hat, and dress for the sun. Closed-toed shoes are also recommended. Masks are not required if you are fully vaccinated.