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State awards $869,178 to District for Coho salmon habitat enhancement planning

Award Announcement - Feb. 23

We are beyond thrilled to announce that Marin Water has been awarded $869,178 in competitive grant funds from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) which will allow the district to complete final design plans for seven Coho salmon habitat enhancement sites in Lagunitas Creek. 

CDFW awarded a total of $13 million to 15 agencies for Coho Recovery Projects on the North Coast through their Summer 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice, which was issued in partnership with the North Coast Salmon Project to focus this grant cycle on Coho salmon recovery in North Coast watersheds.

The Lagunitas Creek watershed is critical to the recovery of Coho salmon, which are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, and CDFW has identified Lagunitas Creek as one of the four highest priority watersheds within the state for recovery of this species. We are excited to get to work on the project and are grateful to CDFW and the North Coast Salmon Project for the opportunity.

Read full press release from CDFW: