The Story of Marin’s Salmon and Steelhead

Did you know that the Lagunitas Creek Watershed is home to the largest-remaining wild run of coho salmon in central California? Efforts to protect and restore these fish have been underway in the Watershed since the 1980s, though in spite of these efforts, the coho are part of the Central California Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit and are listed as endangered at both the state and federal level. Several groups lead winter tours for the public to learn about and view these spawning salmon, like Marin Parks this weekend, so join Rangers Gabe Ngarangad and Craig Solin on a family friendly hike along Lagunitas Creek in San Geronimo and hopefully you’ll see steelhead and coho salmon returning from the sea! Learn about the fish’s life cycle, the efforts to restore local populations, and some of the interesting local history.

If You Go:

When: Sunday, January 10 from 9 a.m to noon

Where: Leo T Cronin Fish Viewing Area Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 13.6 miles just past Shafter Bridge in Lagunitas

Cost: Free

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Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.