This summer, Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) brought 25 educators and community leaders together for 8 days for a unique learning opportunity
Do you know what Ocean Acidification is? Scientists are raising concern for the future of our oceans. Oceans absorbing atmospheric carbon is causing ocean acidification, or the acidification of ocean water. How do you think this will impact all of our favorite ocean species?
Pteropods, small floating sea snails, are dissolving, providing a great indicator of current Ocean Acidification.
Here at SPAWN, we are thrilled to show you three new graphic designs and logos to add to our palette.
A total of 15 nests (called “redds”) have been counted on Arroyo creek and 16 redds have been counted on Woodacre creek, for a total of 31 confirmed redds so far this season.
Winter creek walks are here! SPAWN-trained naturalists lead creek walks to explore the majesty of the Lagunitas Creek Watershed. Tours explore our watershed and teach participants about the ecology of our endangered native population of coho salmon.
We are deep into redwood season. Our efforts this month have been concentrated on redwood seed collection followed by seeding in our nursery greenhouse and in
“This exciting project will re-create habitat necessary for the survival and recovery of critically endangered coho salmon, and will correct poor land development policies of the past,” said Todd Steiner, biologist and executive director of Turtle Island.
See incredible photos of otters following the salmon migration upstream in Marin, Calif.
Thanksgiving is a great time to think about what you are thankful for and reflect on the year.
At Turtle Island Restoration Network, we are thankful for you – our members and supporters!
Endangered coho salmon have returned from ocean to spawn in our local Lagunitas Creek. Sign up for a naturalist-led creek walk tour to look for these fish and learn about their natural history.
Marin Academy High School Students Alex Paff and Katie Joyce volunteered with the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN), and became passionate about the 10,000 Redwoods Project, which aims to plant 10,000 redwoods in the greater San Francisco Bay Area to help fight climate change. Together the two dedicated volunteers were able to raise a total of $1,600, as well as valuable supplies, like shade cloth, to help grow redwood trees.
Alex Paff and Katie Joyce are both Seniors at Marin Academy who were introduced to SPAWN through their high school biology teacher Liz Gottlieb. This summer, they volunteered with SPAWN and became passionate about the 10,000 Redwoods Project, which aims to plant 10,000 redwoods in the greater San Francisco Bay Area to help fight climate change.
Turtle Island Restoration Network’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Turtle Island has previously earned this top distinction.
Have you ever wondered how long it take a redwood to reach its towering heights? We are often asked ‘How Fast Do Redwood Trees Grow?’ by students and visitors, so here’s our answer in a blog.
SPAWN’s habitat restoration crew and native plant nursery staff have spent the last few months collecting plant seeds from diverse habitats throughout the Lagunitas Creek Watershed. These seeds are collected for use in our habitat restoration projects, and are from areas where we have permission and permits. Native seeds and plants play a critical role in restoring watershed lands by providing wildlife habitat, reducing the spread of invasive plants, and stabilizing slopes that could be prone to erosion.
Audrey Fusco has followed her passion for land stewardship and gardening around the globe. Whether researching urban gardens used to grow food, called organiponicos, in Cuba, helping to restore beaches in Florida, or restoring Redwood Creek watershed to protect coho salmon habitat at at Green Gulch Farms, Audrey stays true to her core belief to live a simple life in alignment with nature. Now, SPAWN is excited to welcome Audrey to our team as our Native Plant Nursery Manager.
Marin High School Student and Eagle Scout Liam Birmingham learned about our 10,000 Redwoods Project, and decided to devote his time to assisting Turtle Island achieve this goal.
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Creekside corridors are naturally vegetated lands along rivers and streams. When appropriately sized, these areas can reduce flooding, limit property loss from stream bank erosion, filter and settle out pollutants, and protect aquatic and terrestrial habitat.
Science in the Redwoods: We just had the 4th graders from Rise Community School in Oakland join us for an adventure filled day surveying the health of Lagunitas creek.
looking for a memorable gift for high school or college graduates? Consider adopting a redwood tree to honor graduates with a unique, eco-friendly gift that will help fight climate change.
Redwoods are the ideal icon for climate action. Check out this easy-to-read infographic that gives you all the information you need to know.
Turtle Island’s SPAWN wrapped up a three-day redwood and outdoor education experience for underserved students from Oakland, Calif. f Brothers on the Rise, a non-profit whose mission addresses the great need for broad-based implementation of preventive, empowerment pipeline programs for boys and young men of color.