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Friends of Hope Valley workday and concert

Friends of Hope Valley ‘s annual workday is 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants will meet at Pickett’s Junction (Hwy 88/Hwy 89) in Hope Valley and join in a work party of their choice.

Projects include watershed habitat improvement, general clean up and some fence repair. FOHV members are welcome to stay and attend the general membership meeting at noon. Bring work gloves, shovels, and fencing pliers.

The watershed project will consist of planting willows along the West Fork of the Carson River. This on-going successful project has seen a positive effect on the river. The banks once denuded of vegetation are now lined with willows to stabilize the banks, preventing further channeling of the river and reducing sedimentation.

Hope Valley is a lovely pristine valley in Alpine County, Calif. The West Fork of the Carson River runs through the middle of the valley serving as a focal point. Hope Valley is known for it’s varied recreational opportunities. It’s a popular fishing area and wildlife is abundant throughout the valley.

The Friends of Hope Valley is a nonprofit organization whose members share a deep affection for the unspoiled beauty of the Sierra’s Eastern slope in Alpine county. Formed in 1985 in response to a proposal to run power transmission line through Hope Valley, the Friends have been successful in their ongoing protection efforts, including preserving over 25,000 acres of open space in Hope Valley in eastern Alpine County.

The Back Forty Bluegrass band will return for a Friends of Hope Valley benefit concert 1 p.m. Sunday at Sorensen’s Resort located on Highway 88 in Hope Valley.

The day will include plenty of music and food from the Sorensen’s Cafe. Accompanying the Back Forty will be “local folkies,” The Ten Dollar Pony, Larry Nair and Beth Oliverto. Based in Gardnerville, they play a blend of original and cover tunes encompasses many styles from folk, pop, blues, country, rock and more.

Sorensen’s Resort is matching the funds raised. A $10 donation requested for the no-host barbecue.

For more information visit or call 530-694-1701.

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 3, 2014 05:46PM Published Jun 3, 2014 02:58PM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.