Save Muir Woods Coho & Northern Spotted Owls

Dear Friends,

Our Community and Friends of Muir Woods Park, Watershed Alliance of Marin (WAM) a 501c3 non-profit  watermarin  and the Sierra Club Marin Group thank you all for your generous contributions, signatures and support, especially during this difficult time.  
A healthy environment filled with wildlife is a legacy that all deserve.  

We are seeking funding for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for our capped lawsuit  against this proposed development project without full environmental review.  We are getting closer to our new goal of $20,000 but need your support! All contributions to this legal fund are fully tax deductible through Watershed Alliance of Marin a 501 c3 a non-profit corporation. 

“One hundred and fifteen years ago, William Kent decided to purchase this tiny natural watershed (only 8 ½ square miles in area), to preserve its thousand-year-old forest (now Muir Woods National Monument) and to safeguard all the natural watercourses within this watershed that support the great trees and the salmon in its creek. He did it for all future generations to enter, walk in and enjoy -- and in doing that he gave us in our generation a mandate to continue his effort to preserve it for the next generations.”  Muir Woods Park Neighbor

 Our local Coho salmon and Northern Spotted Owls are nearing extinction. A multi-home proposed development in the headwaters of Redwood Creek threatens to put another nail in their coffin. These rare coho salmon and owl populations have benefited from restoration by thousands of volunteer's and millions of your dollars and whose work can be quickly be undone by damage from development. 

Almost 65,000 caring people have signed our petition on savemuirwoodscoho .  We are in a critical fundraising time and to ensure we can fulfill our mission of saving native species of endangered wildlife.  Can you chip in to help? It's tax deductible! Any amount is appreciated.  Please donate while we still have this window of opportunity.

"Once permission to go ahead with this building project has been fully granted, there will be no going back. No one can turn a natural, complex ecologically rich landscape back into wildland once a series of houses, septic systems, driveways, etc. have been built on it."  Muir Woods Park Neighbor

To protect this ecological jewel, our lawsuit was brought by 155 local residents, the Watershed Alliance of Marin.  This project will have negative impacts on Coho salmon, Northern Spotted Owl and other endangered species that inhabit this critically important watershed, a United Nations recognized biodiversity “hot spot.” The proposed development threatens the creek habitat for endangered salmon downstream, which could lead to their extinction.

Salmon are a keystone species for a healthy ecosystem. Salmon bring important sea minerals upstream to nourish the plants and trees, even the famous giant redwoods of Muir Woods National Park and they are in danger.

Salmon, owls, red-legged frogs, western pond turtles, marbled murrelets, Muir Woods giant redwoods, healthy watersheds and legacy please support our lawsuit to save wildlife and their habitat. 

We have learned how connected everything is during this challenging time. 

Please join us and help spread the word!

Happy New Year with Hope for a brighter future for all living things.

Thank you so much!

Laura Chariton, President, Watershed Alliance of Marin
M.A. Riparian Policy and Environmental Restoration


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