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MARIN COUNTY'S NEWS MONTHLY - FREE PRESS
(415)868-1600 - (415)868-0502(fax) - P.O. Box 31, Bolinas, CA, 94924

July, 2004

Watershed Restoration Event To Be Hosted In Marin This Summer
Submitted By SPAWN

The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN), Trees Foundation and the Salmonid Restoration Federation are hosting the Coho Confab - a watershed conference where participants will learn about watershed restoration techniques and ecology, network with the watershed community and collaborate while camping together from Friday August 13 through Sunday August 15th in scenic Samuel P. Taylor State Park in West Marin.

Attendees will learn water quality testing techniques, design ecological restoration project, improve dirt roads, recharge aquifers, explore juvenile salmonids underwater, assess stream health, collect native plants and rescue and relocate stranded juvenile salmonids. There will also be tours of several local creek habitat restoration projects and a discussion on effective strategies for watershed groups.

Instructors include Karen Gaffney-Ecologist and Rose Roberts-Nursery Manager of Circuit Riders Productions, Brock Dolman - Watershed Restoration Educator of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC), Jim Harrington-Pioneer of the Rapid Bioassessment protocol used throughout the nation, Danny Hagan and John Green - Geomorphologists and experts at dirt road repair and removal for Pacific Watershed Associates, Peter Krottje-Water Quality Expert at the Regional Water Quality Control Board, Brannon Ketcham - Hydrologist for Point Reyes National Seashore, Greg Andrew-Fishery Biologist for MMWD, Todd Steiner-Director and Reuven Walder-Watershed Biologist for SPAWN, Francine Allen-Outreach Coordinator of Trees foundation and Dana Stolzman-Executive Director of the Salmonid Restoration Federation

Special Guests include Frank Ross - member of the Coastal Miwok Tribe (whose ancestors lived on these lands) who will open the conference and share stories and songs throughout the weekend and Richard Gienger, visionary restorationist and founder of the Coho Confab who will share the history of the Confab.

Friday slideshow by Brock Dolman, "Basins of Relations: Conceiving a Coho Community," Kids Activities, Families invited, Registration Fees: $75-100, Volunteers Needed, Registration is due by August 6th.

http://www.spawnusa.org/events.html

SPAWN is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting threatened coho salmon and steelhead trout and the environment on which we all depend. The protection of these keystone species leads to the protection of all wildlife of our community, and indeed the protection of ourselves and the land on which we live.

 

 

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