Location: West Marin County, California


Protects endangered, wild coho salmon and the habitat they need to survive in West Marin.

The 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!


Volunteer to Restore Redwood Forests and Coho Salmon Habitat in Marin County, California

Join us in the field or in our native plant nursery to grow, tend to and care for native plants used to restore salmon habitat in the Lagunitas Watershed! A great way to spend time outside learning from local naturalists about our native ecosystems. Visit our Event Calendar or email our staff to find out details about where we will be working and how you can get involved. 

Native Plant Nursery - Restore Coho Salmon Habitat

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Action & Events

Urge California to Ban Chlorpyrifos

July 19, 2017

Sign our petition today to fight against Trump's rollback on pesticide protections.

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!

Smolt Monitoring Volunteer Training 2017 (Free!)

April 15, 2017
10:00 AM
April 15, 2017
12:00 PM
San Geronimo Community Center

Smolt Monitoring Program 2017   Calling all citizen scientists! For more than a decade, Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) has monitored the out-migration of smolt


Golf Course Sale Completed

January 4, 2018

On January 4, 2018 the Trust for Public Land closed escrow on the San Geronimo Golf Course, despite efforts by golfers and others to prevent the purch...

Redwoods: A Vault for the World’s Carbon

December 27, 2017

Forests play a major role in reducing the negative effects of ocean acidification, by absorbing and tying up carbon.

Give thanks! What are you thankful for?

November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is a great time to think about what we are thankful for and reflect on the year. At Turtle Island Restoration Network, we are thankful fo...

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