Latest Lagunitas Creek Stories

2009-11-09 07:45:00

NOVATO, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Amazingly, there are still places in the Bay Area and Central Valley where keen-eyed observers can witness one of nature's miracles: wild salmon spawning. The Bay Institute has just published an updated map and calendar of top local viewing spots and information on the best seasons to see salmon in the wild. These free brochures are available at Aquarium of the Bay, where a new poster exhibit highlights the life cycle of these extraordinary fish....

2009-01-10 14:05:27

The number coho salmon returning to Marin County, Calif., creeks to spawn is so low it has reached crisis proportions, marine biologists say. Only a few coho were spotted and only 20 egg nests, called redds, were counted in the Lagunitas Creek watershed's two main tributaries during the annual winter survey of fish, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. The decline is being blamed on the lack of winter rains. It's just frightening, actually, Paola Bouley, conservation program...

2008-07-19 00:00:21

By Rob Rogers, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 18--The latest stage of the $5 million effort to turn the former Waldo Giacomini Dairy near Point Reyes Station into a 550-acre wetlands wasn't scheduled to begin until late this week. But time and tide wait for no one, and a seven-foot tide July 1 broke through one of the levees surrounding the former pasture, creating unexpected problems for project workers. "We went out there andethere was a three-foot leopard shark...

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