Lagunitas Creek Restoration IV

Restoration Stories

With the help of heavy machinery, crews are removing more than 13,000 cubic yards of dumped fill and abandoned structures from a West Marin floodplain, all to restore the habitat of the endangered coho salmon. The $5 million project by the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network is underway along a 1-mile stretch of Lagunitas Creek. The two-year project is funded by a grant from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Environmental Protection Agency, the California State Water Resources Control Board, as well as SPAWN member contributions and private donors. Preston Brown, left, and Todd Steiner review the Lagunitas Creek excavation project on Monday. The work was organized by their nonprofit, the Turtle Island Restoration Network. Learn more here and here© Turtle Island Restoration Network