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Hands-On Conservation - Plant a Tree!


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Hands on Conservation - Plant a Tree!

Get a little dirty. Get a little wet. Help protect fragile riverbanks in Hope Valley!

Have fun and help protect clean water and wildlife habitat by planting willow cuttings to stabilize the banks of the Carson River. Learn about the importance of the willow to the environment, Native American culture, animals and wildlife. Learn how to cut, prepare and plant willows as a natural erosion control device.

Project Leader Judy Wickwire is a Cal-Trout Streamkeeper and fly fishing coach.  She has helped to protect more than 40 miles of streambank in Alpine County and has led hundreds of enthusiastic school children in outdoor conservation projects.

Meet at the Festival Headquarters on Blue Lakes Road and travel a short distance from that site. Expect to spend 2 hours in the willow project.  Wear shoes you can get wet.  All equipment will be provided.

Any age is welcome; children must be accompanied by adults. 


Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:30-3:30, stay as short or long as you like

Sunday, October 8, 2017 1:30-3:30, stay as short or long as you like


All festival participants must sign a liability waiver and media release form prior to participating in an activity.  The form will be provided at the start of each event. Click here for an example of the waiver and release language