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September 15, 2012
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Markleeville Creek Day today

The Alpine Watershed Group is hosting the 13th annual Markleeville Creek Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

This event is a community work day which focuses on stream restoration and cleanup projects.

The Alpine Watershed Group is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect the headwaters of the California Alps.

This year's projects include willow planting in Hope Valley, invasive weed removal at Grover Hot Springs, restoration of Coyan Park in Markleeville and various creek cleanup efforts as part of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy's Great Sierra River Cleanup.

"Fun educational activities are planned for the kids, including storm drain stenciling, creek exploration and water monitoring," organizer Andy Lovell said.

Interested volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. at the Markleeville Library Park before heading out to the different project locations. Lovell reminded volunteers to bring work gloves, sunscreen, lunch and plenty of water.

There will be a celebration and ice cream social back at Library Park at 2 p.m. Participants will receive a free Creek Day T-shirt and the thanks of all the people who use and recreate in the Carson River Watershed.

For more information, contact Lovell at (530) 694-0532 or Registration is appreciated.

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 15, 2012 02:40PM Published Sep 15, 2012 02:39PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.