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!

January 17, 2017

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

January 16, 2017

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

Tell the California Coastal Commission to Save Marin’s Coast!

January 2, 2017

After eight long years, Marin's Local Coastal Program (LCP) process is nearing completion. We need your help to send comments to the Coastal Commission for consideration at the November 2nd hearing. Y...


Governors Group Works to Undermine Endangered Species Act

February 23, 2017

The Western Governors' Association (WGA), which represents the Governors of 19 Western states, is advocating policy recommendations that would give th...

SPAWN Update: Executive Director’s Letter to the Editor Results in Marin IJ Editorial

February 23, 2017

A Letter to the Editor from SPAWN and Turtle Island Restoration Network's biologist and Executive Director, Todd Steiner, has resulted in an Editoria...

Judge Denies Request to Enjoin New Building Near San Geronimo Valley Streams and Creeks to Protect Fish Pending Marin County completion of Court-ordered environmental review

February 14, 2017

Marin Superior Court Judge Haakenson has denied SPAWN’s request for an injunction against development in the San Geronimo Valley before Marin County...

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