Sunday, 26 July 2009 13:45

Discover your Watershed tours set for summer of 2009

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Presented by the El Dorado Irrigation District and partners:

  • El Dorado County
  • American River Conservancy
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Apple Hill Agricultural Stakeholders
  • El Dorado County and Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts
  • Sierra Pacific Industries
  • U.S. Forest Service

Area residents will have a unique opportunity this summer to experience the wonderful world of water and learn more about how our water resources connect the environment, economy, and people—from the high Sierra to the western end of El Dorado County.

The tours were developed as a component of the South Fork American River Watershed Plan—created by stakeholders and agencies throughout this watershed—as one way to offer meaningful learning experiences to local communities.

There is no charge for the tours. Each will include short walking excursions and easy hikes, so organizers ask participants to bring good-quality walking shoes, a hat, snacks and/or a sack lunch, bottled water and refills provided.

Reservations are required because space is limited. For more information and to reserve a place on the tours, call Melissa Marquez at 530-642-4130 or send an e-mail to .

Upper Watershed : August 8th and 22nd.

Meet @ EID 8:00a.m.

9:30a.m.-10:30a.m. Recreation Management


SilverLake: Nature Walk & Discussion

Cheri Jaggers – EID

- To discuss water supply & storage, reservoirs, water quality & sedimentation

10:45a.m.-11:45a.m. Hydropower


CaplesLake: Nature Walk & Discussion

Cheri Jaggers – EID

- To discuss Project 184, hydropower

12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. Forest/Watershed Management


TBD: Discussion

Richard Wade – Sierra Pacific Industries

To discuss modern forest management practices, watersheds and water quality

Tony Valdes – El Dorado National Forest

- To discuss forest, watershed management, BMP's etc.


Return to EID @ 2:00p.m


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