Alpine Watershed Group

PO Box 296
Markleeville, CA 96120

Our connection to Take Care

Alpine Watershed Group (AWG) is the community-based environmental organization focused on preserving and enhancing Alpine County’s watersheds. For nearly 20 years we have been working to create opportunities for Alpine County residents and visitors to participate in meaningful environmental stewardship programs. We conduct water quality monitoring, implement meadow restoration projects, and educate and engage our community members on promoting watershed health.

Located just south of Lake Tahoe, Alpine County holds the headwaters of five rivers—the Carson, Mokelumne, Stanislaus, South Fork American, and Upper Truckee, which flows into Lake Tahoe. The Upper Carson River watershed covers nearly two-thirds of Alpine County and is most easily accessible year-round, therefore most of our work is focused in this watershed. We participate in the Great Sierra River Cleanup each September, host an annual workday for Earth Day, and lead quarterly Adopt-A-Highway cleanups.

The majority of Alpine County is managed by state and federal agencies, with 96% of the county designated as public land. With only 1,200 residents spread over the county’s 700 square miles, Alpine County is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Please visit our event Calendar to find opportunities to help steward our incredible natural resources.