Help Out With Lagunitas Creek Coho Habitat Cleanup This Weekend

The following is courtesy of Turtle Creek Restoration Project’s SPAWN:

Help restore habitat for endangered coho salmon by volunteering with SPAWN this Saturday!

We will be working together to remove invasive plants at one of our restoration projects in the Lagunitas Creek Watershed, the most important habitat for the recovery of endangered coho salmon on the central California coast. Gloves and tools will be provided. Please bring a lunch and a water bottle, and dress for the sun.

When: Saturday, August 21 from 10am-2pm PST

Where: Meet at SPAWN headquarters (9255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Lagunitas, CA)

RSVP here

Activities will include pulling and cutting back invasive plants, such as wild mustard, hemlock, and thistles on the site. It is important to remove invasive plants due to their impact on water quality, biodiversity, fish and habitat cover, and tree cover.

Invasive plants spread quickly and create monocultures by displacing native plants. Insects have co-evolved with native plants, and because plants and insects form the base of the food web, invasive plants are a leading cause of native biodiversity loss.

With your help we can work together to provide an impressive and important range of habitat for local coho, as well as other wildlife.

I hope to see you Saturday,

   Preston Brown
Director of Watershed Conservation
SPAWN (A program of Turtle Island Restoration Network)