May 17, 2018

New Executive Director starting in June!

We are thrilled to announce that Kimra McAfee will be joining AWG as our new Executive Director (ED). She has been ED of Friends of Sausal Creek in Oakland since 2009, providing oversight for the organization's restoration, education, and monitoring programs. She managed field staff, oversaw finances, wrote and administered grants, led other fundraising efforts, and provided leadership in community outreach. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Arts in Geography and Human Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University, where her thesis was a post-audit of New Melones Dam on the Stanislaus River. Kimra treasures every moment she has with her two teenage daughters and husband, and she enjoys baking all her family's bread and hiking; in her new home, she hopes to have more time for playing her banjo and mandolin and for gardening.

Kimra is currently searching for a home for her family in Gardnerville. She will be starting with AWG on June 20. 

Water Quality Objectives Summary

Marina Vance, AmeriCorps member and AWG Restoration & Monitoring Coordinator, has developed a Water Quality Objectives Summary highlighting the importance of our volunteer-based water quality monitoring in the Upper Carson Watershed. The online, interactive map helps to answer the question, "How’s the water?” by taking the audience through AWG’s process of measuring water quality objectives. For a more detailed version of the report in PDF format, click here.
Interactive Map

Heritage Park Work Day and Clean Up

Interested in working on Heritage Park just outside of the Old Guard Station in Markleeville? Join AWG board members and staff from 8:30am to 12pm on Friday May 25th for a spring-cleaning day! We will be focusing on weed control and mowing, litter pick up, and general upkeep of the site. If you have a weed whacker, we appreciate your help and involvement. For more information or to RSVP, contact Marina, awg.snap.rm@gmail.com

LTBWCG Weed Training

The Lake Tahoe Basin Weed Coordinating Group is holding its annual weed identification training on June 12th (1:00pm – 4:00pm) in South Lake Tahoe at the Lahontan Regional Quality Control Board Annex Office.
--Learn about the biology and reproduction of invasive plants.
--Learn how to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive weeds.
--Regional experts will provide hands-on identification of thistles, knapweeds, toadflax    species and other terrestrial weeds of concern in the Lake Tahoe area.

Landowners, resource managers, weed field crews, park/trail personnel and the general public are invited to attend. 
For more details, click here.The workshop is free, but advanced registration is required.
Register Here

Volunteer Opportunities with AWG

Summer is right around the corner and that means lots of volunteer opportunities. Check out the list here and join us we explore our watershed!
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers photo monitoring Hope Valley

Click here for the draft minutes from

the May 8th Watershed Group Meeting.

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