November 18, 2013 UPDATE: The coho spawning season is underway! To join a naturalist-led Creekwalk in spawning habitat, click here
To read our press release just issued today, Salmon Protection Advocates File Lawsuit Against Flawed Marin County Streamside Ordinance, click here
And in case you missed it, SPAWN and 22 fishing and conservation organizations from around the Western U.S. placed a full-page ad in the Marin Independent Journal calling for strong salmon protections. To read more and download the ad, visit www.savemarinsalmon.org
Take Action Now!
1. Click here to take action and sign a petition to Supervisors.
2. Click here to take action and send Supervisors an Email.
3. Call Supervisors at (415) 473-7331 or write a letter the Supervisors! Click here for a draft letter and contact information.
4. Donate to SPAWN's Coho Defense Campaign, it's tax-deductible and easy! Click here to contribute.
Future generations will thank you for fighting to protect Marin's coho salmon.
The alternative is extinction!
For more information:
Read about Impacts of Draft SCA Ordinance on San Geromino Watershed, click here.
Read draft SCA Ordinance, click here.
Read Frequently Asked Questions about the draft SCA Ordinance, click here.
Central California Coast (CCC) coho have declined more than 95% from historic population levels, and are a listed species under the US Endangered Species Act. Just 30 minutes from the SF Bay Area's urban centers, Lagunitas Creek Watershed is one of the most important waterways left for these wild coho salmon, supporting 10 to 20% of all wild CCC Coho surviving today.
SPAWN is an award-winning, science-based watershed protection organization that engages community members to take action in order to help the salmon recover and thrive.
We hope that you will join our efforts to protect this majestic, endangered species!
Click here to join a volunteer work party and view our Winter and Spring creek-side restoration event calendar for you and your friends, family or corporate team to join SPAWN!
Attend August 20th Board of Supervisor's Meeting (August 20, 2013)
Coho Salmon Science: Fact vs. Fiction
(June 20, 2013)
Stream Conservation Area Draft Ordinance Action Items (March 28, 2013)
Internship Opportunities at SPAWN (March 28, 2013)
Coho Salmon Science Rebuttal (June 22, 2013 - 655KB PDF)
SPAWN's Analysis of Draft Ordinance (April 22, 2013 - 2.04MB PDF)
Impacts of Draft SCA Ordinance on San Geronimo Creek Watershed (April 1, 2013 - 2.04MB PDF)
NBC Bay Area News Interview with SPAWN Executive Director - January 24, 2012
(January 27, 2012)
CBS Channel 5 Interview with SPAWN Executive Director
(January 23, 2012)
NEW draft Coho Recovery Plan for Central California Coast Coho (March 17, 2010)
COUNTY OF MARIN FAILS TO PROTECT CRITICAL HABITAT FOR ENDANGERED COHO SALMON
Leading Aquatic Scientists Call on Supervisors to End Delays for Coho Stream Protections