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TIRN Advocates for Marin County Coho at Board of Supervisors Meeting

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Annalisa Batanides Tuel, Policy & Advocacy Manager with Turtle Island Restoration Network, speaks at a Marin County Board of Supervisors Meeting on January 11, 2020. Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN)…

Trump Administration Slashes Protections for Bay Area Streams

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WOTUS map by the Center for Biological Diversity that shows areas affected by the new ruling. For Immediate Release January 23, 2020 Contacts: Annalisa Tuel, atuel@seaturtles.org, 408-621-8113 Ayano Hayes, ahayes@seaturtles.org,…

California’s Coho Salmon Spawning Numbers Plummet

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This graph includes coho spawning redd (nest) data collected in Lagunitas Creek from 1995 through 2019. Each point on the graph represents the 3-year geometric mean (annual average number of…

Surveys Underway to Evaluate Salmon Redd Habitat Value

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By Bryce King, Habitat Restoration Intern SPAWN is conducting substrate classification, embeddedness, and scour chain studies to gauge the current redd habitat value for salmonids in Lagunitas Creek. The Salmon…

Lawsuit Challenges Loopholes in Obama-era Rule Exempting Wetlands and Streams from Clean Water Act Protections

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Turtle Island Restoration Network launched a lawsuit challenging exemptions for industries in an Obama-era “waters of the United States” rule that could open the door to more pollution of wetlands,…

SPAWN to Offer California Naturalist Training This Winter

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SPAWN’s California Naturalist Training Course begins February 11 at SPAWN’s headquarters on Golden Gate National Area in Olema. For Immediate Release January 15, 2020 Contact Harry McGrath, (415) 254-7185, hmcgrath@seaturtles.org…