A volunteer helps pick up trash in Woodfords Canyon as part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup at Creek Day 2022.
Sierra Riker | Special to The R-C
Alpine Watershed Group is hosting their annual Creek Day community workday on Sept. 23, as part of National Public Lands Day, Great Sierra River Cleanup, and Alpine County Washoe Mountain Gathering.
“This event allows for the completion of important restoration work through several projects across the Upper Carson River watershed,” said Headwaters Coordinator Rachel Kieffer. “Volunteers will have the opportunity to plant willow stakes and remove t-posts in Hope Valley, trim back overgrown vegetation at Grover Hot Springs State Park, build beaver dam analogs in Faith Valley, and pick up trash to keep it from ending up in waterways. No experience is necessary. Family-friendly volunteer sites included.”
Participants are asked to arrive at Turtle Rock Park in Markleeville 8:30 a.m. for registration and introductions. At 9:15 a.m., volunteers will disperse to the various project sites. Volunteers are asked to bring reusable water bottles and sun protection, and to wear long sleeves, long pants, and close-toed shoes.
Volunteers are invited to shuttle from Turtle Rock Park to Grover Hot Springs to take part in the first annual Washoe Mountain Gathering after projects and redeem a voucher toward lunch. Volunteers are asked to RSVP for the workday by completing the online Creek Day RSVP and Liability Waiver Form. See AWG’s website (http://www.alpinewatershedgroup.org/creek-day) to RSVP.
Alpine Watershed Group is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect, conserve, and restore the watersheds of Alpine County by promoting sustainable community and science-based collaborative solutions. To learn more about AWG’s restoration, monitoring, and environmental education programs, contact Rachel Kieffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 694-2327.