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Promoting Cooperative Action in the Carson River Watershed
Come explore the Carson River Watershed on our annual two-day bus tour every June. The tour covers a variety of watershed topics and locations from the headwaters in Alpine County, CA to the terminus at the Carson Sink near Fallon, NV. Places we explored last year were the West Fork Carson River in Hope Valley, the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, The Nature Conservancy’s River Fork Ranch, Ambrose Carson River Natural Area, Fort Churchill, Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, and Lahontan Dam Newlands Project. Experts cover several topics including water rights, river restoration projects, water quality and quantity, floodplain management, invasive species, agriculture, recreation, fisheries and habitat, and education/outreach programs. For more information, call CWSD at (775) 887-7450.
The Carson River Coalition holds bi-annual public meetings and forum events that provide a format for the exchange of information about projects and programs being conducted throughout the watershed. These events provide stakeholders an opportunity to highlight their particular projects and discuss watershed-wide benefits. For more information, contact Brenda Hunt at (775) 887-9005 or email@example.com.
CWSD organizes two CRC field trips per year to specific locations for in-depth site tours. Specific locations include lake and reservoir areas, river project sites, flood projects, etc. Field trips include non-point source pollution and over all watershed health education. For more information, contact Brenda Hunt at (775) 887-9005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpine Watershed Group offers many unique opportunities to protect the health of the Carson River Watershed:
Check out how you can volunteer!
Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
Markleeville Creek Restoration Project
Markleeville Creek Day Restoration and stream clean-up activities
Alpine Aspen Festival – volunteer or just come out to enjoy this popular event!
Make sure to check out Alpine Watershed Group’s Facebook page for photos of our latest activity!
The Watershed Connections newsletter delivers news from the Carson River Watershed Community on topics such as non point source pollution; environmental education; floodplain mapping and preservation, noxious weeds and invasive species. In addition, Watershed Connections also lists upcoming events of interest to the watershed community. Sign up to receive the CRC email list which includes the Newsletter.
There are many opportunities to get involved with Environmental Education Programs / Activities throughout out watershed. Program and contact information for ways you can get involved are provided in the following documents.
Carson River Environmental Education in the Carson River Watershed