April 2022 Newsletter

Help with Fire Restoration!

Alpine Watershed Group and Alpine Trails Association, in partnership with the US Forest Service, are hosting two tree planting volunteer workdays in the Tamarack Fire burn scar.
Come help us plant Jeffrey pine, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, and incense cedar tree seedlings in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Saturday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 1, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Everyone is welcome to volunteer!
Registration is required as workdays may be rescheduled due to weather. More directions will be provided after registration. 
Register here!

Every Day is Earth Day

Earth Day is on April 22. But AWG believes that every day is Earth Day! We are thrilled to be able to help lead our community in the two workdays to plant trees in the Tamarack Fire burn area. Here are some other Earth Day events in our region to celebrate the planet that sustains us. 
However you end up celebrating the earth, let us know! We would love to see how our community supports the planet. Email your stories and photos to Rachel.

AWG Seeking Bookkeeper

After serving for eight years as AWG's bookkeeper, we are so sad to be losing Cami Chavez's indispensable help, but we are excited for Cami to get to fully retire.
Please help us find our next independent contractor bookkeeper by sharing this bookkeeping position announcement.

All Things Watersheds

  • Check out Carson Water Subconservancy District's latest Watershed Moment video, Use A Car Wash. Using a carwash reduces water usage and prevents untreated wastewater from running into our streams. Visit the "I am Carson River Watershed" Campaign website to learn more and to take the pledge to keep our waters healthy.
  • Recording from AWG's March 8 meeting on Ranching for Improved Water Quality—the fourth forum for the West Fork Carson River Vision Project.
  • The US Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a Leviathan Mine Superfund Site Virtual Site Tour on Thursday, April 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Register here. Learn more about the site here. 

Save the Dates

AWG Meeting — Tuesday, May 10, 5:30 p.m.
AWG Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pick-up on Highway 89 as part of Markleeville Enhancement Club's Spring Clean-up Day — Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.
AWG River Monitor Training — Saturday, May 21

March 2022 River Monitoring Highlights

Thank you to our volunteer River Monitors!

Interested in becoming a River Monitor?

AWG will be hosting a River Monitor Training on May 21 to train new volunteers for our long-running water quality monitoring volunteer program. Please email awg.rachel@gmail.com for more information.
This Earth Day, please consider making a donation to support Alpine Watershed Group's restoration, monitoring, and community outreach and education programs. 

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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