To protect and restore the largest-remaining run of WILD coho salmon in Central California!

Mission Statement

SPAWN, the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network works to protect endangered salmon in the Lagunitas Watershed, and the environment on which we all depend. SPAWN uses a multi-faceted approach to accomplish our mission including grassroots action, habitat restoration, policy development, research and monitoring, citizen training, environmental education, strategic litigation, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies.

SPAWN offers walks to view spawning salmon, an email action alert list-serve, homeowner consultations on creek protections, seminars, training and volunteer and internship opportunities. Not a member? Please join us! Call (415) 663-8590 or visit www.SpawnUSA.org or email us at [email protected].

SPAWN is a program of the Turtle Island Restoration Network, and for the fourth consecutive year Turtle Island Restoration Network has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charities. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that SPAWN excels, as compared to other charities in America, in successfully managing the finances in an efficient and effective manner.

1. To take swift and decisive action to protect and restore Lagunitas coho salmon, the largest remaining WILD run of coho in California.