Free South Fork American River Watershed Tours for the Public
News, PRpond, June 1, 2012This summer, the El Dorado County and Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts will be working in collaboration with the El Dorado County Water Agency to offer a series of free South Fork American River Watershed Tours to the public. The tours will aim to engage members of the community in local watershed issues and to promote responsible stewardship of our watershed.
The first tour, taking place June 15, will focus on the Lower Watershed. It will include a series of locations and presentations focused around the themes of water quality, recreation, and historical legacy. Participants will have the opportunity to visit the El Dorado Hills Water Treatment Facility, Henningsen-Lotus Park, the Wakamatsu Colony Farm, and a site on Hangtown Creek in Downtown Placerville. They will hear presentations and take part in discussions about each site’s importance to the watershed.
As this is a free event offered to the public, space is limited, and tour participants are asked to RSVP by June 8th for the lower watershed tour, and to bring their own snacks and/or lunch. Tours will take place from the morning to early afternoon on the third Friday of June, July, and August.
WHAT: South Fork American River Discover Your Watershed Tour Series
WHEN: Fridays: June 15, July 20, and August 17
WHERE: Meeting at El Dorado County Resource Conservation District, 100 Forni Road, Placerville
REGISTERATION CONTACT INFO:
Laura Hayes, Conservation Assistant and AmeriCorps Member @ RCDs
Phone: (530) 295-5636