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Bay Nature magazineOctober-December 2012

Latest from SPAWN – Salmon Protection and Watershed Network

Long May They Run

September 27, 2012 by Michael Carl

Fisherman Michael Carl set out over the course of three seasons in search of the vanishing coho salmon of his home waters in the Santa Cruz Mountains.


SPAWN – Salmon Protection and Watershed Network

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

SPAWN, the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network, works to protect endangered salmon in the Lagunitas Watershed in Marin County.

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SPAWN: Time to Get Ready for Salmon!

October 27, 2011 by Richard Karevoll

With last year's wet winter and this fall's early rains in October, time is short for the staff and volunteers of the Salmon Protection and Restoration Network (SPAWN), who are working hard on several projects aimed at helping the Lagunitas Creek run of coho salmon -- the largest remaining wild coho run in the state.

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The Rainy Day Barrel Contest

November 04, 2010 by R. Adam Chasey

With a few good storms already this fall, we have some reason to hope for good rains this season. That will be good news for salmon, and good news for the young rain harvesters at work in Marin County, where the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network is putting on a rainwater harvesting and community art contest.

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California Coho Salmon In Dire Straits

January 07, 2010 by Donna Whitmarsh

The collapse of Central California Coast coho salmon population is imminent, according to a report by the National Marine Fisheries in late December 2009. Numbers of returning coho may be too low to support a viable population.

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Restoring Two Creeks for Coho

January 01, 2010 by Aleta George

Restoration work along Marin County’s Redwood Creek is making this watershed more habitable for the state's southernmost run of coho salmon, while activists push for new protections in the Lagunitas watershed, home to California's largest remaining runs of these once-plentiful fish.

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The Coho Are Back!

October 28, 2009 by Donna Whitmarsh

Yes, the silver and pink flashers are working their way up Marin County creeks to spawn. Paola Bouley, conservation director for the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN), reported seeing coho spawners on October 21, 2009. The group is beginning its tenth year of naturalist-led creek walks on what's now our state's largest remaining coho run, so now's the time to see the salmon migrating upstream.

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Return of the Coho

November 14, 2008 by Jody Zaitlin

Every winter, coho salmon return to coastal streams, though only 1 percent of the half million fish that once filled local streams. But you can still see them, and even help them survive.

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2007-2008 Salmon Decline

April 01, 2008 by Aleta George

During the 2004-2005 winter salmon spawning season in Redwood Creek, which passes through Muir Woods National Monument before reaching the ...

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Coho Salmon in West Marin

January 01, 2007 by Rick Bacigalupi

Since their listing as endangered in 1997, wild coho salmon have begun a slow but steady comeback to their native ...

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