July 2024 Newsletter
Alpine Watershed Group protects, conserves, and restores the watersheds of Alpine County by promoting sustainable community and science-based collaborative solutions.
Woollystar Bar 2024

Woollystar Thank You!

During the weekend of June 21 and 22, volunteers with Alpine Watershed Group and Alpine Trails Association hosted a bar to raise money for both organizations. We are sincerely thankful to the Woollystar organizers and the companies who generously donated their products to support our fundraiser: Moonlight Brewing CompanyZaddy’s, and Guayakí. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our tents to purchase products and converse about our organizations. We truly appreciate all of the tips and donations too!
Prescribed Fire: Collaborative Experiences From the Forests of Alpine County 
Join the Forest Health Community Working Group (FHCWG) and Cal Poly on Friday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for an exciting and informative field trip! The FHCWG in partnership with Cal Poly University will be hosting a discussion of prescribed fire in eastern Alpine County, both past and future. Registrants will board the coach bus at Turtle Rock Park at 9:00 a.m. to visit different sites around Markleeville and Woodfords. We will engage in discussion about the use of prescribed fire in vegetation management around Alpine County communities. A sack lunch will be provided. You must RSVP for the event; please click here to read the agenda and register.

Forest Health Coordinator Job Announcement

AWG is still looking to hire our next Forest Health Coordinator. We are reissuing the job announcement asking for applications by July 20, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please share the job announcement with your networks and encourage interested folks to apply as soon as possible. Thank you!
All Things Watersheds
  • Free Fishing Day – July 6 will be the first of California's two free fishing days in 2024. On free fishing days the public can fish throughout the Golden State without a fishing license. Click here for more details.
  • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions – The US Forest Service has announced Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest effective July 1 through October 31, 2024. Please visit their website for locations impacted and a full description on restrictions.

Upcoming AWG Events

Thursday, July 11, 9:00 a.m. – Invasive Species Removal at Grover
Saturday, September 21 – Creek Day 2024

We are grateful for the financial support of all who love Alpine County. We are able to lead volunteer workdays and field trips, support community science data collection, and host California Climate Action Corps Fellows because of your generosity. Thank you!

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Ways to Connect or Help

We always love to hear from our watershed community! Below are email links to reach AWG's staff, or reach us at AWG's office at (530) 694-2327. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Kimra McAfee, Executive Director
Rachel Kieffer, Headwaters Coordinator
Kaitlyn Garber, Wildfire Restoration and Forest Resiliency Fellow
Bella Kurtz, Wildfire Restoration and Forest Resiliency Fellow

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