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SPAWN Announces 2019-20 Coho Salmon Creekwalk Tours

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Each winter, SPAWN offers the Bay Area community the chance to experience one of Marin County’s most magnificent natural phenomenon: the local population of endangered coho salmon returning from the…

Record-Breaking Salmon Run Gives Urgency to Needed Protections

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Sixty years ago, the annual wild Central California Coast Coho salmon population in Marin County’s Lagunitas Creek Watershed was nearly 6,000. This year, surveyors recorded around 750 adults returning to…

PHOTOS: Endangered California Freshwater Shrimp Utilize Structures in Lagunitas Creek

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Photo by Harry McGrath In late October, SPAWN used visual observation and underwater cameras to record endangered California freshwater shrimp using habitats specifically designed for them, which could be the…

Second Marin Ghost Town Transformed into Salmon Habitat

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The SPAWN team finishes breaching the Jewell site in October. In October, SPAWN completed the second phase of our floodplain and riparian restoration project at the ghost town of Jewell…

The Inspiring Lifecycle of Coho Salmon

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Coho salmon are an anadromous species, meaning they migrate from the ocean to their freshwater natal streams to spawn, or build nests (called redds). The anadromous life history of salmon…

County of Marin Sued for Failing to Protect Critically Endangered Salmon Species

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The county’s failure to adopt a streamside conservation ordinance to preserve vegetation, maintain water quality and prevent erosion will impact populations of endangered Coho salmon and threatened steelhead trout, a…