Our 1st meeting of the 3rd quarterof 2022 WILL NOT be held on the usual 3rd Saturday (7-16) due to the Deathride taking place that day.
Instead, the meeting will be held on Saturday, July 23rd. It will be in-person (at the Markleeville Library) and via Zoom. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m.
Our Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday, August 6th and it will take place at the Alpine County Administration Building Board Room (99 Water St., Markleeville) in-person and via Zoom. The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Agendas for both meetings, as well as previous meeting minutes, operations reports, financials, and Consumer Confidence Reports can all be found on our Important Documents page so feel free to do whatever homework you need to in advance of these meetings.
While participation of members and qualified persons is always encouraged at any meeting, IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT at the Annual Meeting where a quorum of members (approx. 40) is needed in order for elections to be held on that date. Other important business also calls for a quorum.
Attending that meeting either in-person or virtually would help us eliminate having to send a lot of materials, and ballots, via mail, and would also make the meeting more productive for everyone.
To RSVP for either meeting, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instead of our typical “3rd Saturday” meeting, the May meeting will be held on Wednesday night, May 18th, starting at 5:30 p.m.
This special call meeting will be shorter (typically an hour or less) than our quarterly board meetings, and held via Zoom only, but please fire up your computer or phone.
We’d love to have you participate!
Our hope is that a weekday night meeting will give folks that cannot attend on a Saturday a chance to join in and learn about what’s happening with local water production, restoration efforts, and more.
RSVP by emailing us at email@example.com.
Since pressure or power washing can put a signifcant load on the system depending on time of day, it is not allowed w/o specific permission. Please fill out the form on our Contact Us page and someone will contact you.
Rain events affect the processing of water. When the turbidity-levels get too high in the creek we have to switch over to well water and that lessens the amount of water that can be produced.
It’s likely, based on drought predictions for CA, that more restrictive rules and guidelines will need to be put in place.
We will make that determination at the June meeting, and encourage your attendance at that meeting, as well as all meetings.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to RSVP for any meeting, or if you have any questions.
Our next meeting is Saturday, April 16th, at 8:30 a.m., and it will be held at the Markleeville Library AND via Zoom.
Please RSVP by emailing us at email@example.com.
While we will be discussing water conservation measures moving forward we want to remind you that last year’s landscape watering guidelines, as part of the Fire Related Mandatory Conservation Plan, remain in effect.
Thanks for your continued conservation efforts!
We look forward to seeing you either in-person or via Zoom in a couple weeks!
For three days starting on Wednesday, March 23rd, the six remaining bags of grass left over from last fall’s volunteer restoration in Musser & Jarvis Creek were spread out up to the wilderness boundary. In addition, 3,000 tree seedlings were planted throughout the non-wilderness section of the Musser & Jarvis watershed! The seedlings were Jeffery Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Sugar Pine and Incense Cedar.
How was this accomplished, you ask.
Through the help of a lot of people and organizations that need to be recognized:
The grass seed was leftover from last fall’s funding from the Chamber of Commerce.
The seedlings were a donation from University of Nevada – Reno to the US Forest Service. Annabelle Monti of the Forest Service was instrumental in this effort, from beginning to end.
Tools were provided by loans from Andy Lovell, the Alpine Watershed Group (Kimra McAfee and Rachel Kieffer).
The labor came from CalFire and the California Conservation Corp. and was funded by a donation from Richard and Susan Burchiel of Markleevillage. Sierra Riker of Alpine Watershed Group also participated in the planting.
Sierra Riker also performed the first monitoring of the restoration efforts in the watershed.
As for an update on last fall’s restoration efforts:
The waddles and tree chinking both survived the winter with no damage. There is still very little green in the watershed, with a few exceptions:
Obviously, the new seedlings are beautiful, standing out in the stark landscape.
Death Camas is coming up in many areas, especially on the south-facing slopes.
Some small areas of phlox have sprouted, mostly on the south-facing slopes.
A couple of small patches of manzanita sprouts from burnt skeletons have appeared.
AND…. We’ve got lots of new grass sprouting from last fall’s seed-spreading!!!
For those of you who participated on last fall’s last day, you may remember a last ditch effort to get seed down by dragging rakes and spreading seed as we walked out…even that was apparently successful. We can only hope the new sprouts survive the summer.
Upcoming Tree Planting!
As you may be aware, the Alpine Watershed Group along with the Forest Service has planned two (2) community volunteer Tree Planting Workdays on April 9th and May 1st.
We will be planting within the Tamarack Fire burn scar, and due to restrictions on the number of volunteers allowed, RSVP is required. Each workday will include a family-friendly site. – Alpine Watershed Group