Here’s a fun, wonderful, educational and very community-spirited weekly event/outing that you should know about. SPAWN (Salmon Protection and Watershed Network) holds weekly Saturday salmon habitat restoration outings in the Lagunitas watershed area and they welcome your participation!
The mission behind the group is to restore the habitat of the Coho Salmon that are native to the Lagunitas Creek watershed. One of the best ways to do that is to remove the invasive, non-native plants from along the creek beds and replace them with natives that help the local wildlife.
The projects run from 10 a.m. to 1:00 or later, but if you haven’t got that much time you can come and put in just a few hours. They’ll teach you everything you need to know and provide you with tools. You just have to wear long sleeves, work gloves and sturdy shoes (hat and sunscreen recommended for sunny days). Oh, and water and snacks.
This coming Saturday, April 30th, their project is at Roy’s Pools, clearing out plants competing with the young redwoods and mulching to keep the soil moist through the summer.
Be sure to check their upcoming events page for the upcoming locations.
Where: 9255 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Forest Knolls-Lagunitas (map)
When: 10:00 – 1:00 (or later) Saturdays through 11/22/11