Tule Reed Boat
Students paddling the tule boat they made in the Tomales Bay estuary where
they launched at Heart’s Desire beach and paddled to the recreated Miwok
village where they participated in Miwok crafts related to the estuary and
studied the importance of the Gulf Farallones Marine Sanctuary to the
protection of the Lagunitas and San Geronimo watershed for coho salmon.
Lagunitas School 4th graders holding their completed tule boat along with
their teacher, superintendent/ principal, and two Wilderness Way
Salmon Crossing Signs - Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Salmon Crossing Signs on four bridges in Taylor State Park. One of four
groups from Lagunitas School, along with a ranger and Wilderness Way staff,
putting up eight of their salmon crossing signs on a bridge on Devil’s Gulch
Creek, a major coho salmon spawning tributary.
Trout Crossing Signs - Town of Fairfax
This is Laura Honda's 4th grade class from Oak Manor School with Laura, two
parent volunteers and two representatives from the Fairfax Volunteers who funded the Trout Crossing sign project to raise community awareness. They are standing in front of Oak Manor Bridge, one of the six bridges that the children made trout crossing signs for. This project is part of the Wilderness Way film documentary, “Something Fishy is going on Here”.
San Geronimo Valley Watershed Model
Wilderness Way students in the Lagunitas School District have built three
San Geronimo Valley watershed models which have been used for salmon,
hydrology, erosion, pollution, math, plant and wildlife studies, as well as
been on display at several environmental events including the Woodacre
community restoration celebration, chinook salmon release, the Marin county
fair, Planning Group meetings and exhibited in the San Geronimo school
5th graders and Wilderness Way staff showing the cut out sections of the
watershed model to be assembled using a Valley topo map as a guide.
Scott Theisen's 5th grade Montessori class with completed watershed model.
The western section of the watershed model showing Peters Dam (Kent Lake),
which cut off significant spawning habitat. Coho salmon and steelhead trout
had originally come up Laguntias Creek and spawned in huge numbers in
tributaries on the north western slopes of Mt. Tamalpais before the dam
Map Showing San Geronimo Valley Watershed
This map shows the Lagunitas watershed and Lagunitas School District
boundary along with the location of the four villages and the Lagunitas
District public school. The school is adjacent to Marietta Larsen Memorial
Preserve and Maurice Thorner, French Ranch, and Roys Redwood Public Open
Space, which is used for indoor and outdoor environmental studies. Nearby
Gary Giacomini Open Space Preserve and Taylor Park are also included in
Map Showing Lagunitas School District
This Lagunitas School District map shows the location of all school programs
in which Wilderness Way teaches and their relationship to the Marietta
Larsen Memorial Preserve framing Larsen Creek, which has become a major
tributary for spawning coho.
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