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SPAWN Headquarters

9255 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

Lagunitas, CA 94938

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This Earth Day, join hands-on habitat restoration to save Marin County’s endangered coho salmon!

The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) is hosting a Salmon Fest at our headquarters in Olema – the site of our largest habitat restoration site – on Saturday, April 20 from 10am to 2pm.

The event will begin with featured speaker Nick Tipon, enrolled member and elder of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

Tipon’s remarks will include how scientists are now using Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of Tribes to investigate and mitigate the effects of climate change. Traditional methods of land management used by California Tribes will be addressed in context with current methods to restore the land to a ‘wilderness’ condition.

Then, throughout the day, the event will focus on increasing the diversity of native vegetation in newly created channels along the Lagunitas Creek floodplain to create great habitat for butterflies, birds, amphibians, and fish.

Activities for children and adults include:

10 - 10:30am Welcome & Check-in

10:30 - 11am Featured Speaker Nick Tipon, Graton Rancheria

11 - 11:30am Restoration Site Tour

11am - 2pm Native Plant & Tree Planting; Native Plant Seedball Making; Salmon Life Cycle & Biology; Bird Watching; Native Plants & Wildlife; Native Plant Propagation Station; Snacks & Drinks.

11:30am - 12pm Morning Shark Documentary Screening

12:30 - 1pm What’s in the Stream? Macroinvertebrate Surveys

1:30pm - 2pm Creek Clean Up

1:30pm - 2pm Afternoon Shark Documentary Screening

This is a free, family friendly event. Snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day. We look forward to seeing you on Earth Day!

For questions or to RSVP, please email Harry at hmcgrath@seaturtles.org or call (415) 663-8590.

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