Volunteer To Help Clean Up Salmon Habitat In Marin County
The following is courtesy of SPAWN:
Help restore habitat for endangered coho salmon by volunteering with SPAWN at our Roy’s Riffles restoration project next Saturday, July 31!
We will be preparing the site for the next phase of the project. Activities will include removing invasive plants and salvaging native plant species from the area.
Gloves and tools will be provided. Please bring a lunch and a water bottle, and dress for the sun. Closed-toed shoes are also recommended.
When: Saturday, July 31 from 10am-2pm
Where: Meet at site, through the gate across from 470 San Geronimo Valley Dr.
Last summer we removed a 100-year-old dam, known as Roy’s Dam, from a former golf course property in San Geronimo, California to provide year-round access to critical habitat for endangered salmon and other wildlife species. The resulting creek habitat is now known as “Roy’s Riffles!”
The dam was the highest priority fish barrier in central California. Our collaborative work with several local, state, and national agencies created and restored approximately five acres of habitat!
The next phase of the project will begin in early August and will complete the project through bank floodplain widening, side channel creation, and in-stream structure implementation. In addition to providing habitat for endangered coho salmon, these activities will create valuable floodplain corridors for terrestrial wildlife movement and greatly increase the amount of trees for nesting birds.
I hope you can join us on Saturday as we work together to provide an impressive and important range of habitat for all species!