Get Involved with the Watershed

Volunteer: 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.

The Coastal Watershed Council(CWC) in Santa Cruz also welcomes volunteers to conduct water quality monitoring

Tours: 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

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 or 831-277-0276