We protect endangered, wild coho salmon and the forests and watersheds they need to survive in Marin County, California.

June 22, 2020

What’s Blooming in the Nursery? Douglas Iris

What We Do

SPAWN was initiated as part of Turtle Island Restoration Network in 1997. Each year, we engage hundreds of people to see and learn about the majestic endangered salmon, restore watershed habitat, raise native redwood trees, and study salmon health.

Roy’s Pools Fish Passage and Floodplain Restoration Project

May 22, 2020

Research & Monitoring

December 5, 2018

Assist Landowners

November 27, 2018

Acquire Critical Land

November 27, 2018

Save California’s Coho Salmon

Save California’s Coho Salmon

November 16, 2018

Creekwalk Tours

November 14, 2018

10,000 Redwoods

November 9, 2018

Native Plant Nursery

November 9, 2018

Lagunitas Creek Floodplain & Riparian Restoration Project

April 18, 2018

Why It Matters

The population of Central California Coast coho salmon has declined more than 95 percent from historic levels, and are now listed as ‘endangered’ under the Federal Endangered Species Act. Running through Marin County, Lagunitas Creek Watershed is one of the most important waterways left for these wild coho salmon, supporting 10 to 20 percent of the surviving fish.

Our programs span the Lagunitas Creek Watershed—from the redwood valleys of Mt. Tamalpais to the coastal waters of Tomales Bay—and include projects to protect salmon, redwoods, and amphibans from a myriad of threats like dam-building, vegetation removal, urban encroachment and the threat of climate change from fossil fuel projects. Each gives the public a chance to get involved in our species-saving efforts.

What You Can Do

We need your help to ensure endangered salmon survive and thrive.

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Latest News

What’s Blooming in the Nursery? Douglas Iris

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Douglas iris (Iris douglasiana) blooms in SPAWN's native plant nursery in June 2020. Douglas iris (Iris douglasiana) is a perennial spring-blooming wildflower that is common in Marin County and is…

Volunteers Build New Tables for SPAWN’s Native Plant Nursery

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SPAWN volunteers Al Lubow and Mel Wright custom-built 12 new tables for our native plant nursery. SPAWN would like to send a big thank you to volunteers Al Lubow and Mel Wright…

Marin County Board of Supervisors Block Appeal Challenging Salmon Restoration Project on Former San Geronimo Golf Course

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For Immediate Release, June 2, 2020 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Preston Brown, Director of Watershed Conservation, (303) 877-0880, preston@seaturtles.org  Marin County Board of Supervisors Block Appeal…