Marin County voted down Measure D in this week’s election, effectively clearing the way for potential salmon restoration work on 157 acres along San Geronimo Creek, where 40% of adult salmon spawning currently occurs within the Lagunitas Watershed.
Formerly a golf course, the now-fallow land was recently purchased by Marin County’s Trust for Public Land (TPL), which had begun coordination with Trout Unlimited to consider plans for salmon restoration work, among other public land uses. But a local lawsuit halted planning, and then Measure D—if passed—would have blocked TPL and the County from converting the property to public land use.
With Measure D voted down by Marin County residents, Brendan Moriarty, senior project manager at the Trust for Public Land, says “we [TPL] can continue to get public input on the best uses and restore one of the most important salmon runs in the Bay Area.”
The latest issue of Marin Magazine includes an article on the implications of Measure D, highlighting the importance of restoring San Geronimo Creek and bringing endangered salmon and steelhead runs back to abundance in the Lagunitas Watershed.
California Trout Senior Scientist Jacob Katz and Bay Area Program Manager Patrick Samuel are both featured in the article, explaining the significance of restoring native salmon and steelhead runs in Marin County, and CalTrout’s current efforts to do so.
Read the article online, and if you live in Marin, go pick up a copy of Marin Magazine today!