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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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    Marin County Officials Fail to Protect Endangered Coho Salmon SPAWN asks Court to Intervene

    September 15th, 2010

    Olema (September 14, 2010)– In its efforts to protect endangered salmon and to safeguard the quality of life for all Marin County residents, the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) filed suit against Marin County to compel compliance with State and Federal Law.

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    “One, Two, Three, Save Some For Me” Youth-Based Watershed Conservation

    September 9th, 2010

    SPAWN's Roots & Shoots Program Launches in Marin County with an Art Challenge in the Classrooms! Summer 2010– Marin’s Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) has joined forces with Jane Goodall’s global environmental and humanitarian program for youth called “Roots & Shoots.” As a registered Roots & Shoots partner, SPAWN will host youth community service projects providing opportunities for local students to demonstrate their care for the environment through art and watershed conservation projects. SPAWN will launch their new program this fall with a project dedicated to raising community awareness about water conservation. Directed towards local classrooms, this project strives to instill conscious use of natural resources in hope that youth can support a better future for currently imperiled aquatic species such as wild salmon.

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    September 6th, 2010

    Leading Aquatic Scientists Call on Supervisors to End Delays for Coho Stream Protections. Olema, CA- Leading aquatic scientists are publicly calling on Marin County Supervisors to take immediate action to protect critical habitat for the Bay Area’s last-remaining wild run of endangered coho salmon habitat, and end their delay tactics.

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    Landowners in the San Geronimo Valley Receive Financial Help from Salmon Restorationists

    August 25th, 2010

    Six Non-County Maintained' Dirt Roads To Be Improved To Reduce Stream Sedimentaton & Road Failures. The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) has received Federal stimulus and state funds to help repair non-County maintained dirt roads in the San Geronimo Valley in partnership with over 50 local landowners in 2010 and 2011. Called “Taking Action for Clean Water,” the program will serve to upgrade dirt roads to stem erosion into salmon streams as well as improve the surfaces for community safety.


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