|Students learning to propagate native plants at SPAWN's Watershed Nursery|| |
We host weekly restoration workdays, to READ OUR WEEKLY RESTORATION BLOG click HERE.
Get involved on the creek, check out our restoration schedule HERE
Each year, SPAWN volunteers contribute hundreds of hours towards restoring streamside habitat in our community throughout the Lagunitas Creek Watershed. Volunteers (including students, biologists, and citizens from across the Bay Area) work to plant native trees and understory plants homegrown in our Native Plant Nursery, and remove non-native invasive species.
Over the years, we have focused restoration efforts at Roy's Pools (formerly Roy's Dam) to re-create riparian habitat so as to provide shade and shelter for juvenile salmonids in the pools. In 2005, our efforts greatly expanded to encompass restoring vegetation along hundreds-of-feet of riparian habitat upstream of Roy's Pools on the San Geronimo Creek. We also launched our community-based native plant nursery program which will serve to grow thousands of native plants to support local restoration programs and provide plants to landowners living along stream corridors in the San Geronimo Valley.
In 2006 we launched our Native Plant Nursery which is now run with the energy and passion of local community members. Mel Wright, 35-year resident of Woodacre, currently manages our Nursery.
|Stabilize banks and restore stream habitat with living materials such as willow.|| |
Find out how you can get involved! Contact SPAWN Watershed Technician Melinda Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 415.663.8590 × 114.
Interactive Map of Restoration Sites, Monitoring Sites, and MORE!
Landowner's Guide to Watershed Friendly Living
Techniques, resources for streambank restoration, creek-friendly home-designs...
Lagunitas School Larson Creek Native Plant Preserve
(March 9, 2011)
In partnership with the Lagunitas School, SPAWN built and planted a native plant preserve to attract native pollinators and restored a section of riparian corridor along Larson Creek.
Habitat For Coho - Field Restoration Blog!
(January 1, 2009)
A weekly memoir of creek restoration in the Lagunitas Watershed.
Migration Barrier Report (2002)
Native Plant Nursery
Slow It, Spread It, Sink It... And Think It: The Alchemy of Watershed Restoration - Katharine Cook & Brock Dolman
Declare Your Backyard A Bird Sanctuary!
(May 12, 2007)
by PRBO Conservation Science