©Photo by Judy Wickwire
AWG sponsored the creation of a mini-library to support the Alpine County Library and Friends of the Library. Last year’s AmeriCorps member, Aly Cheney, built the watershed-themed library from scratch. You can find it in front of our office in Woodfords for the winter and along the trail at the Turtle Rock Campground in the summer. We are very excited about this project and hope to collect books about water, the outdoors, and other ecological topics. If you have a favorite book, please consider donating it or adding it to our wish list. We also have some recommendations on our Amazon Wish List. Contact us with a book recommendation or for more information at or (530) 694-2327. Thank you!
Our Local Little Library
Aly at former home at Carson Pass
AWG Support for Diamond Valley Advanced Learner Program
Our AmeriCorps member, Julia Keane, has just finished the first year of working with Principal Dr. Scott Smith at Diamond Valley School in forging a new relationship between Alpine Watershed Group and the Advanced Learner Program. This year, Julia presented watershed topics through hands-on activities, field trips, and educational presentations to the after school program once a month. Students learned about the positive impact watershed stewardship has on the community. Please contact Dr. Smith at if you are a part of the community and want your student to be involved next year!
Bioassessment Stream Summary
As we start out the 2018 monitoring season, here is an update on what AWG staff and volunteers have been working on in the last several years within the Upper Carson in regards to our bioassessment surveys and California Stream Condition Index (CSCI). Check out our report on the conditions of Markleeville Creek!
The map to the right marks the four sites that conduct bioassessments.
With the help of our AmeriCorps members, AWG has developed new fact sheets that provide a concise and comprehensive glimpse into all of our different programs. We are excited to present these brochures to the public at community events as an overview of everything we do. They will also act as a tool for recruiting new volunteers in a more accessible manner.