Friends of Hope Valley work day and benefit concert |

Friends of Hope Valley work day and benefit concert

Staff Reports

Friends of Hope Valley‘s annual workday is 9 a.m. June 8. Participants will meet at Pickett’s Junction at highways 88 and 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. Bring work gloves, shovels, and fencing pliers.

There will be a general membership meeting at noon.

The watershed project will consist of planting willows along the West Fork of the Carson River.

“This ongoing successful project has seen a positive effect on the river,” organizers said. “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 pristine valley in Alpine County. 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 more than 25,000 acres of open space in Hope Valley in eastern Alpine County.

On June 9, “The Back Forty” bluegrass band will return for a Friends of Hope Valley benefit concert this year. This event will take place at Sorensen’s Resort located on Highway 88 in Hope Valley. The day will include music and food from the Sorensen’s Cafe.

Accompanying “The Back Forty” will be Larry Nair and Beth Oliverto of “Ten Dollar Pony.” Based in Gardnerville, they play a blend of original and cover tunes encompasses many styles including folk, pop, blues, and country rock to name a few.

“Spend an afternoon in a beautiful setting at Sorensen’s Resort. Good music and good food will be guaranteed,” organizers stated. “Sorensen’s Resort is generous enough to host this event and match the funds raised.”

A $10 donation is requested for the nohost barbecue.

For more information email,