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Jan 07

Volunteers Help Make Salmon Habitat Restoration Effort a Success!

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:41 AM by Ann Vallee

by Vincent Rogers, AmeriCorps Member, Marin Municipal Water District

From the Watershed Stewards Program members placed at Marin Municipal Water District, thank you to the more than 40 volunteers who joined us on December 20, 2014!  You all helped to make the planting of native grasses (sedges and rushes, actually!) on the recently re-created channel of Green Gulch Creek such a tremendous success!

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One section of Green Gulch Creek flowing through Green Gulch Farm (near Muir Beach, CA) is being completely restored to the benefit of endangered coho salmon and other native fish and wildlife. Starting from a historically straightened, narrow channel the creek has been re-created to a more natural habitat with the shelter, gravel, and vegetation needed for a successful salmon life cycle. The restoration is one part of larger efforts to help coho salmon throughout the entire Redwood Creek watershed, where their population is endangered.  

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The group that joined us on December 20 made a significant impact for the restoration of this stream, planting over 800 plugs of native sedges and rushes.

Results

Once again, we owe you, the dedicated volunteers, a debt of gratitude!

Check out some more photos of the event here!

We would also like to thank the staff of all of the collaborating partners, including Green Gulch Farm, Prunuske Chatham Inc., Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and United Markets.

Be sure to check in with Marin Municipal Water District, Green Gulch Farm, and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for more opportunities to volunteer, with this project and many others!

We wish you a safe, happy, and wonderful 2015!

Thank you!

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The mission of the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high-quality scientific practices. A program of the California Conservation Corps, WSP is one of the most productive programs for future employment in natural resources. WSP is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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