The North Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring a number of workdays at Muir Beach to restore the Redwood Creek watershed to its natural state. Redwood Creek is the southernmost watershed in North America with active Coho salmon and steelhead runs. More than a century of landscape modifications, including road construction, have diverted the natural flow of the creek and reduced water flows in the creek and tidal lagoon. This multi-year restoration project includes widening the creek channel, expanding the tidal lagoon, improving related wetlands through the replanting of native plants and the excavation of several ponds to provide habitat for the California red- legged frog. The restoration is being undertaken by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in partnership with the National Park Service. Additional information can be found at http://www.parksconservancy.org/about/publications/multimedia/redwood-creek-restoration.html.
NBTU hosted its most recent workday on Saturday, June 8th. Ten volunteers split into three groups. One donned waders and entered the Creek to make repairs to the “Coho Cabanas” (sheets of cloth suspended over the water to provide protection for juvenile fish) we installed in April. A second group focused on removing cattails which are nonnative and block the water flow in the Creek. A third group removed invasive weeds along the new creek channel.
If you are interested in participating in Redwood Creek or other restoration projects, please send an email to Info@NBTU.org.
Redwood Creek Workday – June 8, 2013
Redwood Creek Workday – April 20, 2013
Redwood Creek Workday – March 16, 2013
Redwood Creek Workday – January 5, 2013
Redwood Creek Workday – September 29, 2012
Redwood Creek Workday – June 30, 2012
The National Park Service has completed its 2011-2012 Spawner Survey. On Redwood Creek they found five coho redds, nine live coho and six coho carcasses with spawning first observed in January. As far as steelhead, they found 24 redds, 11 live adults and two carcasses. The adult coho returns were better than those observed from the same “year class” or cohort three years ago when two coho redds were observed.
Redwood Creek Workday – April 22, 2012
Redwood Creek Workday – March 3, 2012
Redwood Creek Workday – January 21, 2012
Redwood Creek Workday – November 13, 2011
Redwood Creek Workday - July 16, 2011
Redwood Creek Workday – February 19, 2011
Thanks to the many volunteers who have made our past Redwood Creek restoration days so successful.