Ocean Conservation Tag

For Immediate Release, January 4, 2022 Contact: Todd Steiner, 415-488-7652, tsteiner@tirn.net Benedict Tagle, 415-663-8590, btagle@tirn.net Coho Salmon Spawning in Marin County Rains Bring Endangeed Salmon Back to Creeks in West Marin Olema, Calif. (January 4, 2021) WHAT:  Critically endangered Coho salmon are spawning in Marin County now.  These large, two feet in length,...

In 2021, SPAWN was able to train, house and utilize several full-time interns for six months or longer, including a diverse group of folks who came to Marin from faraway places including  New Hampshire and Texas. Jamie Wilson (Manchester, NH), Teska Hapig-Ward (Sonora, CA), Matt Fernandez...

Turtle Island Restoration Network recently joined a number of environmental and community organizations calling on the National Park Service (NPS) to require Burnett Oil to fully compensate for wetland damage the company caused in Big Cypress National Preserve. In addition, the groups called for the...

The expansion comprises a critical part of the migration route used by endangered marine species known as the Cocos – Galapagos Swimway Costa Rica – Costa Rica announced today the expansion of Cocos Island National Park and the Seamounts Marine Management Area, increasing the protection around...

For Immediate Release, November 16, 2021 Contact: Audrey Fusco, audrey@seaturtles.org, 415-845-4791 Volunteers Sought for Planting Project on Former San Geronimo Golf Course SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—This winter volunteers from around the community will gather to help the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) on a project at the former San...

With approximately 30,000 heads of state, environmental activists, journalists and more at this year’s United Nations climate conference, COP26, over 700 civil society groups — including Turtle Island Restoration Network — called for solutions to the climate crisis, instead of hollow “Net Zero” promises. Demands from...

Click here to view and print this article. SPAWN is encouraging gardeners in Marin County to trade out their tropical milkweed plants for the locally native species, narrow-leaf milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis).  Tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) is a plant familiar to most Bay Area gardeners. This non-native milkweed...