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July 2001

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Is Foster or Adoptive Parenting For You?

What is it really like to be a foster or adoptive parent with the county? Who is eligible? What are the needs of foster children? What kind of training, support and financial assistance is available? These and other related issues will be addressed by a social worker and a foster and adoptive parent at an upcoming Information Meeting offered by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services. The meeting will be held at Borders Books and Music, 588 West Francisco Blvd., San Rafael, Wednesday, July 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For directions and more information, please call 499-7118.

SPAWN Awarded Grant

The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN), an organization working to galvanize community support for the protection of salmon and steelhead in the Lagunitas Watershed, has been awarded a grant from the National Wildlife Federation's Keep the Wild Alive Species Recovery Fund. SPAWN will use this grant to expand its efforts to rescue stranded Coho salmon and steelhead fingerlings in San Geronimo Creek and its tributaries in the Lagunitas Watershed.

SPAWN will use its $6,700 grant to expand its Salmon Rescue and Relocation program throughout San Geronimo Creek system and to train other watershed organizations to implement similar programs. Through this program, volunteers dip-net juvenile salmon from small tributaries that dry up during the summer months and transport the fingerlings to the confluence of the tributaries and San Geronimo Creek. From there, the juvenile salmon can continue their migration to the ocean.

Subject: Newsbrief - Bush Tax Refund

Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 09:58:28 EDT

From: [email protected]

To: [email protected]

Bush Trying To Decide How To Spend His Tax Refund

WASHINGTON, DC--Four days after signing a $1.35 trillion tax-cut bill, George W. Bush spent Monday trying to decide how he will spend his $300 refund check. "Maybe I'll buy some new wireless speakers," said the excited president, flipping through a Sharper Image catalog. "Or maybe I could get this massage chair." After noting the massage chair's $720 price tag, Bush said he "wouldn't rule out" passing an additional $1.9 trillion cut to get the extra $420.



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