March 2022 Newsletter
Calling Alpine County Ranchers & All Interested!

Please plan to attend the March Watershed Group Meeting, which is the fourth and final forum for the West Fork Carson River Vision Project process led by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. 

West Fork Carson Vision: Ranching for Improved Water Quality
Tuesday, March 8, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Turtle Rock Park Community Center (masks strongly recommended) or register here for the Zoom link.

If you are a rancher in Alpine County, please join us—and invite your neighbors—to learn about the Vision Project and the resources available from the project’s new lead, Danny McClure. One presentation will be from Ace Hereford Ranch on their 2016 project to improve the ranch's management practices, including pasture utilization. We’d like to hear from Alpine County ranchers on any help needed or areas of concern related to water quality so these needs can be captured in the Regional Board’s plan. 

For more information, contact Kimra at (530) 694-2327 or
Check out the Regional Board’s cool West Fork Carson River Vision Project Story Map! 

Bridges and Sewer and Flood Wall, Oh My! 

Don't miss this special opportunity to learn about and provide input on multiple projects and opportunities happening this summer and in coming years to improve the future of Markleeville and Alpine County. This includes the long-awaited Markleeville Creek Restoration Project.
Where: Alpine County Administration Building, 99 Water Street, Markleeville, CA
When: Wednesday, March 30
1:00-2:30 p.m. Walking tour around Markleeville to identify potential improvements to walking and biking infrastructure
4:00-6:00 p.m. Open house with short presentations and booths on the various projects and opportunities
See flyer for the list of highlighted projects and more details.

All Things Watersheds

The Carson River Coalition (CRC) is hosting their 2022 Carson River Watershed Forum on Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Ruvo Stateroom in Carson City. Covered topics will include: water quality, river rehabilitation, climate environmental planning and education, water supply, noxious weeds, trails and recreation, and flood prevention and awareness. Visit the Carson River Watershed Facebook page or email for more information. The forum is free, including lunch, and all are welcome! Please RSVP here.

Upcoming Events

Alpine Watershed Group works to preserve and enhance the natural system functions in Alpine County's watersheds for future generations through collaboration, education, and proactively implementing stewardship projects.

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, Watershed Coordinator
Sierra Riker, Monitoring & Outreach Specialist
, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP)

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