December 2022 Newsletter
Alpine Watershed Group protects, conserves, and restores the watersheds of Alpine County by promoting sustainable community and science-based collaborative solutions.

Save the Date!

Please join us for the first AWG meeting of 2023.
When: Tuesday, January 17, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Turtle Rock Park Community Center
We will be celebrating our volunteers and hearing reports on water quality in the Carson River Watershed. We hope to have a Zoom option; look for a link to register in our January newsletter.
Refreshments will be provided.

Why donate to Alpine Watershed Group?

Reflecting back on 2022, we offer these highlights of AWG’s work. While larger projects and some programs get grant funding, donations from our watershed community fill the many gaps. Your gifts support us crafting the grants. They also directly support us coordinating and reporting on water quality monitoring, hosting community restoration workdays, building relationships with partner organizations, and expanding watershed stewardship through watershed group meetings and tabling at events. If you would like to make a donation, please see our donation page here.

Thank you to all who have already made a year-end gift to Alpine Watershed Group!

Highlights from 2022


River Monitoring - Hangman's Bridge
River Monitoring - Red Lake Creek
Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring - Red Lake
Hope Valley Aspen Monitoring
Hope Valley Vegetation Monitoring
Musser and Jarvis Watershed Monitoring
Grover Hot Springs State Park Bird Monitoring
Hope Valley Beaver Monitoring
Faith Valley Beaver Monitoring


Hope Valley Site 1 Fencing
Musser and Jarvis Tree Planting
Hope Valley Site 2

Community Work Days

Tree Planting Day
Tree Planting Day
Markleeville Creek Day

Community Outreach

Markleeville Creek Restoration Project Open House
AWG Death Ride Recycling Volunteers
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
CWSD Spring Forum
Hope Valley Aspen Tour
South Lake Tahoe Earth Day

Workshops and Trainings

Sierra Meadows Wetland and Riparian Area Monitoring Plan Training
Post-fire Forest Resilience Workshop Series
Fish Survey with California Department of Fish and Wildlife

All Things Watersheds

  • Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) wraps up their Watershed Moment series with six reels on “Curb your Chemical Use.” Learn more and enter the giveaway on CWSD's website and social media.
  • The Nature Conservancy in Nevada, Lahontan Audubon Society, and Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California will be sponsoring a Christmas Bird Count at River Fork Ranch Preserve on Saturday, December 31 from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. See the flyer for more information and reach out to Ben Sonnenberg and Jim Woods if you plan to attend.
End-of-Year Appeal
Our small nonprofit organization truly depends on the financial support of both residents and all who love Alpine County to lead our community in watershed stewardship.
If you prefer to give support on social media, donate through our Facebook Fundraiser or Instagram Fundraiser!
We’re excited to share that AWG has earned a 2022 Gold Seal of Transparency with Candid! You can support our work with trust and confidence by viewing our Nonprofit Profile here:

One More Way to Support AWG

Do you shop on Amazon? Have you designated Alpine Watershed Group as your charitable organization to support? Please visit now to get .5% of eligible purchases donated to AWG. Remember to go to AmazonSmile each time you check out!

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 

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