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There are numerous ways to get involved to improve the health of the Carson River Watershed!

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Stay Informed!  Like us on Facebook!  We also send out information about the Carson River Watershed and events going on in the area. CWSD coordinates the Carson River Coalition, who is a dedicated group of stakeholders working to improve the Carson River Watershed, our home.  To sign up for our newsletter and Carson River Coalition updates, click here!

Learn about your Watershed! The area that drains to a common waterway, such as a stream, lake, estuary, wetland, or aquifer.  Check out this video about watersheds and why they are important.

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Alpine Watershed Group is a great non-profit with many volunteer opportunities and events happening in the upper watershed.  Visit their website to find out about fun ways to get involved to help the headwaters of our precious resource!

River Wranglers is a 501c(3) non-profit organisation that envisions a community, aware and committed to healthy watersheds and rivers. River Wranglers mission is to inspire youth, through hands-on learning, to explore, conserve and understand the importance of local rivers. Volunteer with them!

The Nature Conservancy is another 501c(3) non-profit organisation operating in Nevada. The Conservancy owns and operates the River Fork Ranch, an 800-acre preserve along the Carson River. You can get involved by volunteering during restoration and education events.

Learn about Noxious Weeds:

Plants are called a noxious weeds when they can bring harm to public health, agriculture, recreation, wildlife, or property. Noxious weeds usually spread rapidly, reproduce in high numbers, and crowd out native plants. They also tend to be very difficult to control. Start here to learn about noxious weeds in the Carson River Watershed.

Learn About Flooding:

Does your town or neighbourhood flood? How often? Learn the flood history of your part of the state. Use this free tools to find out if your home or that of a loved one may be at risk. Be prepared by being informed, making a plan and having a kit.

Learn About Not Wasting Water:

Conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to reduce our demand for water. This stretches our water supplies farther, and protects places like the Carson River.  Here are 33 ways to conserve!

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Install Low Impact Development practices on your property!
LID practices decrease the amount of pollutants and volume of water delivered directly to waterways by infiltrating the water on site. Click here for some examples!

Attend the Carson River Watershed Get on the Bus Tour!
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.  For more information, call CWSD at (775) 887-7450.