Alpine Watershed Group

MARKLEEVILLE , CA   |  https://www.alpinewatershedgroup.org/

Mission

Alpine Watershed Group protects, conserves, and restores the watersheds of Alpine County by promoting sustainable community and science-based collaborative solutions.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Kimra McAfee

Main address

PO BOX 296

MARKLEEVILLE , CA 96120 USA

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EIN

83-0411414

NTEE code info

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Alpine Watershed Group is working to preserve and enhance Alpine County's watersheds for future generations through collaboration, education and proactively implementing stewardship projects.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Water Quality Monitoring

Since 2004, Alpine Watershed Group has recruited and trained volunteers to conduct water quality monitoring in the Upper Carson River watershed in Alpine County. This River Monitoring Program contributes to a baseline dataset to measure the health of the watershed. The monitoring data collected is used to assess watershed restoration projects. In 2019, Alpine Watershed Group started a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Monitoring Program in partnership with the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. From 2018-2021, Alpine Watershed Group conducted sampling on the treated wastewater from South Tahoe Public Utility District that is released into Alpine County, testing for the presence of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs).

Population(s) Served
Adults

Alpine Watershed Group utilizes a variety of restoration techniques to reduce erosion and turbidity in streams and to prevent damage to wetlands. On community workdays, volunteers remove invasive, nonnative weeds; install live willow stakes; and build brush boxes. In the aftermath of the 2021 Tamarack Fire, volunteers installed native seed and planted trees in severely burned areas. In 2020, Alpine Watershed Group led the Hope Valley Restoration and Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Project, designed to reduce erosion and sedimentation in the West Fork Carson River in Hope Valley at two project locations. Alpine Watershed Group is working on final design for the Markleeville Creek Floodplain Restoration Project; this project will remove the existing floodwall to reconnect the creek with its floodplain, restoring the natural stream channel and revegetating the floodplain.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Alpine Watershed Group educates community members and visitors about the importance of water quality, conservation, ecosystem health, and resilient forests. We reach out in a variety of ways, including engaging volunteers in monitoring programs and hands-on restoration projects, tabling regional events, and giving presentations. We host watershed group meetings with environmental education presenters, publish a monthly newsletter, and share information via Facebook and Instagram.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Through Alpine Watershed Group's restoration, monitoring, and education programs, we are working towards our mission. Our restoration program is working on bank stabilization, riparian planting, invasive species removal, upland slope stabilization/erosion control, and off highway vehicle management. Our monitoring program is working with our volunteers to help create a baseline dataset to measure watershed health. Our education and outreach program is working to connect the community and the students with the watersheds they live in and how important they are for our environment.

Alpine Watershed Group is determined to get involved in the classroom and Alpine County events to spread awareness of the Carson River watershed. The restoration and monitoring programs collaborate with other organizations as well as with our many dedicated volunteers to make a difference in the watershed. We have dates 4 times a year which we have monitoring on the Carson River to ensure we have data on the health of the river. We also have specific events with the community which we do projects on the Carson River.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Alpine Watershed Group

Board of directors
as of 11/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Richard Harvey

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/25/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability