Lagunitas Creek Restoration Worker Marco Perez

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Worker Marco Perez prepares to install a debris barrier fence next to Lagunitas Creek near Olema on. The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) project aims to reconstruct the natural floodplain and improve coho salmon habitat following removal of vacant buildings from the town of Jewell. The $594,000 project will remove about 6,000 cubic yards of dirt and carve out new channels and flood plains. About a quarter-mile of habitat will be restored along the creek, adding to the three-quarter mile of restored habitat just downstream near Tocaloma that SPAWN completed last year. As with the previous project, native plants will be planted along the new channels to provide shelter and food sources for salmon and other wildlife. Large pieces of living and dead wood will also be placed into the river to provide shelter and shade. Learn More © Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal