4 Star 88x31The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network – SPAWN – protects endangered, wild coho salmon and the forests and watersheds they need to survive in West Marin.  SPAWN was initiated as part of Turtle Island Restoration Network in 1997. We engage hundreds of people each year to see and learn about the majestic endangered salmon, restore watershed habitat, raise native redwood trees, and study salmon health. With the support of thousands of activists, we are also making strides towards fish-friendly development policies to help the salmon survive and thrive.  Join us today! Make a membership donation, take action and learn about volunteer opportunities!


Action & Events

Help Raise 10,000 Redwoods!

August 2, 2016

SPAWN needs your help to raise thousands of native redwood and other trees through our 10,000 Redwoods Project over the next three years. With your tax-deductible gift of $10 or more, you’ll Raise a...

Join our Coho Photo Campaign

August 3, 2015

Help us tell the Marin County Board of Supervisors to make salmon a priority and to take action before it is too late!

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Days- Every Friday

April 29, 2016
10:00 AM
December 30, 2016
10:00 AM
Turtle Island Restoration Network Headquarters

Every Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm Drop in to our Native Plant Nursery at our main office site in Olema. We will be working each friday to propagate plants for future restoration sites. Jo


Make Way for Salmon!

August 25, 2016

SPAWN's native plant nursery is undergoing changes this month to prepare for the demolition of abandoned buildings on the National Park Service proper...

Turtle Island Restoration Network Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator!

August 12, 2016

Turtle Island Restoration Network's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Char...

Collecting Native Plant Seeds for Habitat Restoration

July 25, 2016

SPAWN’s habitat restoration crew and native plant nursery staff have spent the last few months collecting plant seeds from diverse habitats througho...

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