The Carmel River Watershed Conservancy always welcomes volunteering by local residents and those who consider themselves stewards of the Carmel River. We participate with Carmel River Steelhead Association(CRSA) members and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District staff in fish rescues when the river flows begin to trap or isolate steelhead. Also, CRWC periodically works with other organizations in cleanup activities along the river and in tributary streams and creeks.
In 2011 the Monterey County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) received a grant to hire a Carmel River Watershed Coordinator to work with other stewards of the river and volunteers on Watershed Action Plan projects and activities. MCRCD will be hosting community meetings and coordinating meetings of governmental and non-governmental agencies that are working on Carmel River projects.
The Coastal Watershed Council (CWC) in Santa Cruz also welcomes volunteers to conduct water quality monitoring
CRWC is now conducting watershed tours in several locations along the Carmel River, for a nominal fee or gratis to school or college student groups. If you are interested in participating in such watershed tours, please contact Lorin Letendre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internships: CRWC periodically sponsors internships for young professionals attending college or working in the environmental field.
For more information on stewardship or volunteer activities, please contact Lorin Letendre at email@example.com or 831-277-0276.