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The best way to understand the natural processes involved in our surrounding area is to explore our watershed.  The availability of water, the quality of water, the abundance of wildlife, and the splendor of our natural landscapes is all dependent on a community’s understanding of watersheds.  The Alpine Watershed Group hosts trips out in the field to experience Alpine County's watersheds first hand.  These trips include visits to monitoring sites, ecology tours, and visits to restoration areas.
Watershed Tours and 
Project Site Visits

If you or your group is interested in planning a watershed education event with us, please read through the educational opportunities below and contact us with your inquiry.

Community education is critical in providing long term protection of our watersheds.  Understanding natural processes helps people protect water quality and scenic resources.  The Alpine Watershed Group regularly tables at community events and is available to conduct presentations to groups upon request.   

 

Event Tabling and 
Group Presentations

Education and Outreach

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The Alpine Aspen Festival is AWG's largest outreach event held  annually in early October in scenic Hope Valley, Alpine County, California.  AWG partners with Friends of Hope Valley to host the event to celebrate Alpine County’s beautiful fall colors, natural environment, and dynamic history.  Visitors may enjoy live music, guest speakers, and booths at the festival location on Blue Lakes Road, or sign up for one of the many activities and workshops with local experts.  Options include nature hikes, horseback riding, fly-fishing, yoga, Dutch oven cooking, photography, and watercolor. The festival welcomes families and is also dog-friendly. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the headwaters of our watersheds and make connections in the community.

 

Visit our website at www.AspenFest.org for more details!

Please check back here soon for more information regarding the 2018  Aspen Festival.

Alpine Aspen Festival

Well-developed environmental education programs peak student's curiosity about the natural world.  The Alpine Watershed Group offers presentations, classroom activities, and organizes field trips to engage local youth in their watershed.  Programs we have offered include snowshoe ecology, Carson River Snapshot Day, Trout in the Classroom, and activities for special topics such as drought and fire.

 

Youth Education