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Volunteers sought for Aug. 23 work date

Alpine Watershed Group is seeking volunteers interested in participating in the 15th annual Markleeville Creek Day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 23. This event is a community work day, which focuses on stabilizing stream banks, removing weeds and organizing needed restorations.

This year’s projects include:

■ Willow planting and stream bank stabilization in Hope Valley

■ Invasive weed removal and stream stabilization in Grover Hot Springs State Park

■ Trash removal along waterways

Participants will meet at the Markleeville Library Park at 9 a.m. Groups will then head out to chosen work sites. Participants of all ages are encouraged to attend, however children must be accompanied by any adult. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, sunscreen, lunch and plenty of water. After restoration activities have been completed, volunteers are invited to an ice cream social back at Library Park.

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

For more information and to register for this event, contact Tess Braun at (530) 694-2327 or awg.tess@gmail.com.


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