MMWD: Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project

Date: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Event Description: 

Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project

Saturday December 16, 10 am-2 pm

700 Platform Bridge Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (intersection of Sir Francis Drake Blvd and Platform Bridge Rd)

 

Help improve habitat for the salmon of Lagunitas Creek! We will be planting native plants in order to help stabilize the banks of the creek. Woody debris structures have recently been installed in the creek at the sites where we will plant, which provide shelter to juvenile salmonids including Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead Trout. The native plants that naturally occur adjacent to streams, creeks, and rivers – referred to as riparian habitat – not only play an important role in the life cycle of salmonids, they help to support an abundance of other wildlife species as well.

Our efforts to revegetate these areas will improve the water quality and overall health of this beloved watershed. We will also have a bird expert leading a bird walk during the event, so get ready to brush up on your birding!

Please RSVP and send any questions to volunteerprogram@marinwater.org. We’re hoping for rain, so come prepared for cold/rainy weather, with a sturdy pair of close-toed shoes or rain boots and extra water. Lunch and some refreshments (including coffee!) will be provided. The event will be held rain or shine, but may be cancelled in the case of very heavy rain or high winds.

Call (415) 945-1128 on the morning of the event for updated information.

Directions: Parking will be available at 700 Platform Bridge Rd., Point Reyes Station 94956 (Intersection of Sir Francis Drake and Platform Bridge Road). We will meet here at 10 am sharp and volunteers will walk or be shuttled to the planting site just off of the Cross Marin Trail. Biking the Cross Marin Trail or carpooling among volunteers is highly encouraged!

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Volunteer Program

Sky Oaks Watershed Headquarters
Marin Municipal Water District
415-945-1128

www.marinwater.org/volunteer
volunteerprogram@marinwater.org

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Suzanne Whelan

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