A recently released video produced by Lori Eanes Photography  highlights Turtle Island Restoration Network’s California-based initiative, the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN), and their project  to restore a half-mile stretch of creek in Golden Gate National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service) to help bring back Coho salmon.

With the help of SPAWN staff, interns, and countless volunteers, the first phase of their largest habitat restoration project to date was recently completed along Lagunitas Creek. The first phase of the project saw the removal of 20 million pounds of soil from the ghost town of Tocaloma to recreate floodplains that are critical to the survival of endangered Coho salmon in Marin County, California.

The floodplain restoration project is made possible by the following funders:

  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • State Water Resources Control Board
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • State Coastal Conservancy
  • The EACH Foundation
  • Turtle Island Restoration Network members
  • National Park Service

If you are interested in helping restore critical habitat for endangered Coho salmon as a SPAWN volunteer, please visit our volunteer opportunities or join our email list.