Envirolution Club traveling to Washington, DC

The Envirolution Club was recently asked to put on their Trashion Show at the National Service Learning Conference in Washington, DC.  This is an incredible opportunity for the club members. Not only will they be performing, but they will also be attending the conference. Check out the long list of incredible speakers here: NSLC Speakers (check out SWEP Trashion show on the list!!)

In order to raise funds to travel to Washington, DC, there will be a Trashion Gala March 7th.

THS Envirolution Club Trashion GALA fundraiser
When: March 7, 2014 at 6:00pm
Where: THS Auditorium
Cost: $10 for adults, $7 for students
Contact Envirolution advisor at 530-583-1430/missy@4swep.org or Envirolution President at 530-386-2827 for more information.

If you would like to donate today, please donate below.

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And the winner is….

Congratulations to Kelly Hickman!! Kelly won a season pass to Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge for donating to SWEP.

Thank you Kelly and all those who donated to SWEP.

Donate to SWEP and win a Sugar Bowl/Royal Gorge pass

YEA! Snow has finally fallen!!
Its not too late to win a season pass to
Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge!
Tomorrow, Saturday, February 1st, 2014
is the last day that any person who makes a $25 contribution to SWEP will be automatically entered into the “SWEP ski ticket” drawing.  We will be drawing at 8am tomorrow morning.
See below for an update on the inspiring environmental education that SWEP has been promoting in local schools and across the nation.
Prize is a 2013/2014 Slightly restricted season pass at Sugar Bowl/Royal Gorge.  Pass is valid seven days a week, excluding blackout dates (valued at $669!!!)

 Make a Donation

Please Note: 
“Ski Ticket Drawing” is a non-tax deductible donation!!   
Drawing will be held on Saturday, February 1st at 8AM.  
Winner will be contacted by Saturday afternoon.
Recent SWEP News and Highlights!
  • ENVIROLUTION CLUB recently traveled to Sacramento to put on a Trashion Show at the Youth Energy Summit.
  • ENVIROLUTION CLUB was asked to put on a Trashion Show in  Washington DC at the National Service Learning Conference in April.
  • Missy Mohler, SWEP Executive Director, receives Lake Spirit Award - Honorable Mention for environmental education for our youth.
  • WINTER DISCOVERY PROGRAM is underway even without snow! Find out more about the program and enjoy a meal at a Full Moon Yurt Dinner, February 14th and 15th and March 21st and 22nd. Call 530-583-5475 to make a reservation.
  • GREEN TEAMS are starting lunchroom audits to learn how students can decrease waste in their schools.

Yurt Dinners need Volunteers

Are you interested in helping SWEP? We have Yurt dinners in January, February and March and we need your help.

Yurt dinner

SWEP Volunteer Orientation

Are you interested in working with local students? Do you have a passion for science and the environment? If so, come join our team of volunteers at Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP). SWEP is a non-profit organization in the Tahoe-Truckee region dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship by connecting students to their local environment through comprehensive watershed education, and service learning projects. SWEP partners with local schools and community groups, to provide hands-on,meaningful environmental science learning opportunities for K-12 students. SWEP’s programs reach over 5,000 students annually!

Join us at our Volunteer Orientation event on Tuesday, January 14th from 5:30-7:30. The Volunteer Orientation will be held in the board room at Truckee Donner Public Utility District. TDPUD is located at 11570 Donner Pass Road Truckee, California. Come learn more about SWEP, SWEP programs, and how you can be involved in this award winning organization.
RSVP to Ashley Phillips, SWEP Project Director
email: ashley@4swep.org or cell: (530) 208-6154

Wonders of Water in the Tahoe Daily Tribune

Please take a look at the article in this week’s Tahoe Daily Tribune highlighting SWEP’s Wonders of Watershed’s project. A special thanks to our volunteer Terrie Hansen for writing the article and promoting the work that SWEP does.

http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/southshore/9391483-113/watershed-program-swep-students

This fall, 378 Kings Beach Elementary (KBE) School students participated in the Sierra Watershed Educational Partnership (SWEP) Wonders of Watersheds program.

Wonders of Watersheds is a unique program that combines environmental science with service learning. Fifteen kindergarten through fourth-grade classes were engaged in the two-part program.

Part one gave them watershed themed, grade-level science lessons exploring issues impacting the Lake Tahoe watershed.

group planting

Part two involved hands-on service projects focused on improving the health of our watershed. “The goal is to promote environmental stewardship by providing local students with an understanding of our watershed and opportunities to play a role in protecting it,” said SWEP Program Director Ashley Phillips. “I really want to thank the KBE Parent Teacher Organization for sponsoring this program, and the great partners and volunteers who gave their time and expertise to make this project so successful.”

Protecting Tahoe’s watershed is fundamental to the beauty and health of our environment.

Phillips and SWEP excel at connecting students and their families with the tools and encouragement they need to play this vital role.

“This is fun!” said one fourth-grader.

“We’re helping!” said a group of second-graders working hard to remove an invasive weed.

SWEP is a community based organization started in 1994 and dedicated to incorporating environmental science lessons, outdoor field studies and ecological restoration projects into the curriculum of our local schools.

LEARN MORE, VOLUNTEER

Join a Volunteer Orientation event on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the board room at Truckee Donner Public Utility District, 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee to see how you may get involved.

RSVP to Ashley Phillips, SWEP project director, at ashley@4swep.org or call 530-208-6154.

You can also learn more about SWEP programs at http://www.4swep.org.

Stop Junk Mail

A video by the Kings Beach Elementary Green Team