Here's some snapshots of snow in our watershed...
Here's some snapshots of snow in our watershed...
March 21, 2018
West Fork Carson River in Hope Valley on Monitoring Day last weekend

Earth Day at Grover Hot Springs

Our first restoration event is coming up in about one month! Our restoration projects allow community members to come together and get their hands dirty. We are holding the 3rd Annual Earth Day Restoration Event at Grover Hot Springs State Park near Markleeville on Saturday April 21st 8:30am-12:30pm
Coffee and pastries donated by a local Starbucks.The first 75 people to sign up will get free Subway sandwiches!  

We hope to see you there! 
Please help us plan by RSVPing or by contacting Marina at 530-694-237 or  

First Ambient Monitoring Day of the Season a Success

Thank you to all of our volunteers who came out to Ambient Monitoring Day last Saturday. Even though there was still quite a bit of snow on the ground, we monitored all of our sites. This would not have been possible without our dedicated volunteers. We had new recruits shadow experienced monitors to learn the ropes. We also had the opportunity to integrate education into the day as we hosted students from an organization called SOS Outreach. These 8 local youth were able to tag along on a couple of sites to get a behind-the-scenes look at how AWG tests water quality and why it's important to monitor our watershed. 

Watershed Stakeholder Meeting 

At AWG’s Stakeholder meeting on March 13th, Norman Harry from the Washoe Environmental Protection Department presented on the status of the Tribe’s climate change grant as well as their Meeks Meadow Restoration Project.  AWG's Michael Barton, Vice Chair of the board, also made a special recognition of Don Jardine for his years of service and leadership for AWG and watershed efforts in Alpine County. Various watershed stakeholder updates were also provided including CWSD's upcoming Watershed Forum on April 11-12 and the opening of a new Nature and Wildlife Gallery inside the Mad Dog Café in Woodfords. The Café's gallery exhibits work from local photographer Karri Smith.  Mad Doge Café is donating their proceeds to local groups including Alpine Watershed Group! Thanks to everyone that attended and mark your calendars for our next Stakeholder meeting on May 8th.
The map marks the four bioassessment sites on Markleeville Creek, a tributary of the East Carson River

Bioassessment Monitoring Summary

As we start out a new monitoring season, it is always imperative that we pay attention to the past data. Our Restoration and Monitoring Coordinator, Marina, put together this update on what AWG staff and volunteers have been working on in the last several years within the Upper Carson in regards to our bioassessment surveys and California Stream Condition Index (CSCI). AWG’s bioassessment monitoring project involves our trained volunteers collecting bugs from streambeds and visually assessing stream conditions to help us look at the long-term health of a stream. Click here or the report on the conditions of the Markleeville Creek.
Data Summary

Carson River Watershed Management Forum

The Carson Water Subconservancy District and the Carson River Coalition present the Carson River Watershed Management Forum on April 11-12, 9am-4:30pm at the Carson City Community Center Theater. The two day forum includes presentations on flood management in the Carson River Watershed and education and outreach topics. Alpine Watershed Group will be one of the featured speakers. Complimentary lunch included! For more information and to register, click below.
CWSD Forum

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