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October, 2003

Become A Volunteer Naturalist
Learn about the Coho Salmon's Life History and How to Share Your Knowledge with others!
   Join this highly successful program that has allowed hundreds of people to marvel at the magnificent return of the coho salmon to the Lagunitas Watershed in Marin County.  Through a training session of two evening seminars, readings from a specially prepared workbook and 2 field trainings, participants will learn about the natural history of coho salmon, steelhead trout and other species in the Lagunitas Watershed and the threats to these species and their critical habitat.  Participants will also learn the fundamentals of the art of "nature interpretation" and will become equipped to share their newfound knowledge with the public.
   The Creek Tour season runs November- January, when participants will lead creek walks to view spawning and migrating salmon in the San Geronimo Valley, West Marin County, CA and/or occupy viewing stations to share information with the public and/or classes of students. There is a $50 fee for the class but if naturalists devote 12 hours to educating the public through the program they will receive a $25 stipend at the end of the season.

Classroom Training:
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m.

Field Training:
Sunday, October 26, 2003 9-1:30 p.m./ 2-4 Creek Restoration Project, Sunday, November 16, 2003  9-4:30 p.m. 

   All Trainings will meet at the San Geronimo Valley Cultural Center at 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., (5 miles west of Fairfax). Apply for the Fall 2003 training now! Call Reuven Walder at SPAWN 488-0370 x 102 or email: [email protected]
Reuven Walder
Watershed Biologist
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN)
PO Box 400
Forest Knolls, CA 94933
[email protected]



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