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    Three Restoration Grants Totaling $665,237 Go to Salmon Projects in Marin

    March 2nd, 2015

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) has announced 2015 funding totaling $665,237 for three projects all located in West Marin’s critical Lagunitas Creek Watershed. Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) program was awarded two of the three grants, with the third grant going to the Marin Municipal Water District.

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    Water Conservation Initiative Protects Against Drought, Fight Global Warming & Helps Protect Salmon Streams

    July 24th, 2008

    The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN), with funding from the Marin Community Foundation, has launched its Stormwater Catchment & Water Conservation Initiative for Marin County residences and businesses. The simple idea behind the program is to collect and store rainwater in the wet winter months and use it for irrigating gardens, lawns and landscaping in the dry spring and summer months.

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    SPAWN Receives 2nd Environmental Award in as Many Months

    July 5th, 2008

    Staff Biologists Receive Peter Behar Memorial Award from the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin and Marin Conservation League's 2008 Ted Wellman Award Presented to Organization

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    SPAWN Receives Marin Conservation League’s 2008 Ted Wellman Award

    April 25th, 2008

    “For many years of advocacy and work to benefit the water quality of Marin’s watersheds and streams that benefit both fish habitat and the

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    February 5th, 2008

    The spawning season for endangered coho salmon of Marin is the worst recorded in 12 years, causing high levels of concern by biologists who have been working to monitor and restore the endangered populations following a decade of stable or slightly increasing spawning numbers. Marin’s Lagunitas Watershed, located just 25 miles from downtown San Francisco, and one of the Bay Area’s most beloved salmon runs, boasts the largest remaining population of coho salmon left in Central California and upwards of 20% of the State’s total. Coho have already gone extinct in 90 percent of California streams that once supported this species.


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