Wolf Creek Alliance is focused primarily on cleaning up Wolf Creek and restoring this neglected community resource to a conditon of optimal health and integrity.
There are many ways YOU can get involved. We have volunteer opportunities in these areas: Education/Outreach, Fund Development, Low Impact Development & Creek-friendly Landscaping, GIS Mapping, Water Quality Monitoring, Stewardship and Restoration, Native Plants and Animals, Newsletters, Organization, Publicity, Trails, School Connections, Watershed Ecology, Watershed Assessment and Planning.
Education/Outreach: WCCA volunteers staff booths at local events and organize public meetings on watershed topics, produce maps, display materials, videos, and handouts. By actively reaching out to our community with factual information about problems in the watershed, and by partnering with other local organizations on restoration and preservation, we hope to engender long term commitment to watershed stewardship in our community.
This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life while representing a good cause.
Time commitment: Tabling - 4 hours per event, organizing an event ~10 hours per event
Low Impact Development: WCCA volunteers watch the City and County Planning Commission agendas for projects likely to impact Wolf Creek, and attend planning meetings in order to advocate for best practices in construction and landscaping - erosion and sediment control, creek setbacks and easements, riparian buffer zones, wetlands protection, storm water catchment, permeable surfaces, water conservation, wildlife habitat and trails.
This is an important opportunity for those who want to help City and County officials steer a more environmentally sustainable path.
Time commitment: Approximately 4 hours per meeting/follow-up, 2-3 meetings per year.
Wolf Creek Parkway: WCCA volunteers are working with the Bear Yuba Land Trust and the City of Grass Valley to advance a trails plan which would include sections of the proposed Wolf Creek Parkway, a portion of which would run through downtown Grass Valley.
This is a big, long-term project with lots of opportunities for volunteers with experience in planning, community liaison, and fund-raising.
Time commitment: To be determined by each individual volunteering for this project.
Fund-raising: WCCA volunteers research funding opportunities, write grant proposals, solicit donations, plan and carry out fund-raising projects and events.
Fund-raising to support the Monitoring Program, Stewardship, Education/Outreach, and special projects is an ongoing endeavor. This is an important opportunity for those with experience writing grants and organizing fund-raising events.
Time commitment: To be determined by each individual volunteering to help WCCA raise funds
Publicity: WCCA volunteers help to publicize WCCA events, draft articles for publication in the local newspaper, contribute to newsletters.
This is a great opportunity for those with an interest in writing, photography, and design.
Time commitment: To be determined by each individual volunteering to help WCCA with publicity.