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Toggle navigation San Anselmo Patch Patch Calendar LocalStream Real Estate Jobs Advertise Topics Outdoors YOU ARE IN San Anselmo-Fairfax California Nearby Patches FIND YOUR COMMUNITY Enter town name or ZIP Outdoors MMWD Removing Non-Native Trees From Pine Point for Use as Fish Habitat The project between Bon Tempe Lake and Sky Oaks Road, just south of Fairfax, will also improve oak woodlands. By Maggie Avants (Patch Staff) – August 13, 2016 5:30 am ET ShareTweetComments0 MARIN COUNTY, CA — Beginning Monday, Marin Municipal Water District crews will harvest 15 non-native Monterey cypress trees from an area east of Bon Tempe Lake known as Pine Point. These trees will be harvested with the root structures intact so that they can be utilized in Lagunitas Creek as part of the district’s Lagunitas Creek Coho Salmon and Steelhead Winter Habitat and Floodplain Enhancement Project. Removal of these trees will not only provide logs for salmon habitat enhancement, but will also help restore the native oak woodlands in the area by removing a non-native tree species. The project is located between Bon Tempe Lake and Sky Oaks Road, approximately 1.5 miles south of the town of Fairfax and is expected to last about two weeks. The Alex Forman Trail that runs through Pine Point and the area surrounding the cypress trees will be closed to the public where it meets Sky Oaks Road to the north, and at its southern end near MMWD’s storage yard. Signs describing the project and the trail closure will be posted at these closure points. The cypress trees, placed in the Lagunitas Creek channel as large log structures, will provide fish with areas to ride out storms in floodplains and backwater habitat where the water flow is not as fast as in other parts of the stream. These habitats will give juvenile fish areas to feed and grow, as well as seek cover from predators. The goal of these habitat enhancements is to help recover fish populations by enabling more juveniles to survive the winter. Adolescent fish are then able to migrate out to Tomales Bay, eventually reaching the ocean and their adult stage. Get free real-time news alerts from the San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch. SUBSCRIBE The Winter Habitat and Floodplain Enhancement Project is being implemented with funding and participation from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fisheries Restoration Grant funds; California State Water Resources Control Board, 319(h) Grant funds; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Coastal Program Grant funds; National Park Service; and California State Parks. — News release from Marin Municipal Water District (Photo: Monterey cypress trees via Wikimedia Commons) More from San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch BREAKING: Police Asking for Help Finding Man, Mother Accused of Abducting Boy “Sully” Sullenberger Movie Opens Soon; Baby Horse Rescued; Fifth Grader Donates Tresses: Saturday Smiles Bill to End Daylight Saving Time in California Still Ticking Ads by Revcontent Promoted Content Casinos Don’t Expect You to Know This. But They Can’t Stop You House Of Fun New Rule In Fairfax,CA Improve Insurance Weirdest Trick Erases Yellow Teeth Stains In 3 Minutes Teethster Kendall’s Bombshell Photoshoot No One Will Forget! [Watch Here] The Scene Gone But Not Forgotten, 41 Of The Saddest Celebrity Suicides StarDustDesk Trump Shows How to Pay Off Your Mortgage (try it) The Wiser Path Show Comments Trending Now Across Patch Milwaukee Shooting: Fires, Gunshots, Looting After Police Kill Armed Suspect (VIDEOS, UPDATE) Ryan Lochte and 3 Other Team USA Swimmers Robbed in Rio: USOC Heat Wave Kills Two In Philadelphia; Excessive Temperatures To Continue Sunday Road Rage Redux: Convicted Killer Shot Dead By Another Driver Queens Shooting: Imam, Second Man Killed As They Leave Mosque Stay Connected Facebook Twitter Email Promoted Events in San Anselmo-Fairfax This Week Aug 20 Summer Concerts on the Green: Mitch Polzak & The Royal Deuces (Rockabilly) See the San Anselmo-Fairfax calendar > More San Anselmo-Fairfax, CA News Water Main Break Closes San Anselmo Streets: Police Marin County Invests $1M into Affordable Housing Bicycle Pump Track Proposed for Fairfax TOPICS Arts & Entertainment Bulletin Board Business Community Corner Health & Fitness Jobs Kids & Family Local Deals & Classifieds Local Voices Obituaries Outdoors Police & Fire Politics & Government Real Estate Schools Seasonal & Holidays Sports Weather CORPORATE INFO About Patch Careers & Volunteering PARTNERSHIPS Advertise Patch for Businesses What People Are Saying SUPPORT FAQs Contact Us About our Ads COPYRIGHT © 2016 Patch Media. All Rights Reserved. Patch Network Terms of Use Privacy Policy David Nolen Swaim Owner Tam Realty Inc DRE-1070789 609 San Anselmo Ave San Anselmo CA 94960 415-710-5504

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