November 2021
Musser & Jarvis Watershed Restoration Weekend
Saturday, November 20 at 9:00 a.m. — Staging wattles
Sunday, November 21 at 9:00 a.m — Seeding
Meet at 150 Sawmill Road, Markleeville, CA.
Please join us this weekend to restore the Musser & Jarvis watershed, which supplies water to Markleeville and was heavily impacted by the Tamarack Fire. Volunteers are needed to help stage and install wattles and do seeding.
The area is dangerous, therefore 18+ only please.
Please wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and close-toed shoes. Bring a mask to carpool to the site, your own rake (see photo on flyer for most effective types), water, and snacks.
Fill out the required waiver here.
Contact for more information.
Welcome to our new AmeriCorps Member!
We are excited to welcome our newest AmeriCorps member Sierra Riker, who will be working with us through September 2022 as our Monitoring and Outreach Specialist. Sierra was raised in the snowy city of Flagstaff, Arizona, where they earned a B.S. in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Environmental Management and a minor in Biology from Northern Arizona University. Sierra is currently serving with both Alpine Watershed Group and Sierra Nevada Alliance and is excited to work in conservation with both of these amazing organizations. Sierra can often be found reading, skiing, or riding their motorcycle in their time off.
Tamarack Fire Restoration Updates
Alpine Watershed Group has been working closely with Alpine Biomass Collaborative (ABC) as we navigate Tamarack Fire restoration. We encourage our community to attend the next Alpine Biomass Collaborative meeting on Tuesday, December 7, 6:00 p.m., at Turtle Rock Park Community Center. Coreen Francis, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) State Forester for both NV and CA, will present on BLM’s program for restoration of the Tamarack Fire. Masks or face shields required. 
If you missed ABC’s November meeting, see the Tamarack Fire Restoration 2 Meeting Summary for links to the presentations by the US Forest Service on predicting mortality of fire-injured trees and planned Tamarack Fire restoration. 
If you missed the joint public meeting on Tamarack Fire Restoration on October 5, you can view the recording here
Creek Day Recap
It felt so very good to resume AWG’s annual Creek Day on September 18! Thank you to the 49 volunteers who helped and to the nine event partners who worked with AWG to plan the projects and recruit volunteers. We are immensely grateful for the below Creek Day sponsors—our staff could not have orchestrated this community workday without their support. For details on what our fabulous volunteers got done at the six project sites, check out the Creek Day Outcomes.

Creek Day 2021 Photo Highlights

Avalanche Training for Alpine County's East Slope
The Nickolay Dodov Foundation is hosting an Avalanche Educational Event. All are welcome! 
Saturday, December 18, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Turtle Rock Park Community Center
Contact for more information. 
Season of Giving
It’s that time of the year when your mailbox overflows with donation requests, especially around November 30, which is Giving Tuesday. This day is a great opportunity to support local organizations, such as Alpine Watershed Group. Please know that your local watershed group stretches each dollar as far as we can. If you love Alpine County’s watersheds, please include AWG in your year-end giving.
Thank you for helping us do all we can to research, restore, educate, and inspire watershed stewardship.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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