Chinook in Arcade Creek
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Another live Chinook upstream of the Pasadena Ave. bridge.

So, this is now the 3rd salmon that has been reported at the Pasadena bridge this fall! And the 2nd documented in photographs.

These photos, taken by Randy Smith, show the fish swimming up the creek and a close-up showing the Chinook markings on it’s back…

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Volunteers Needed for Salmon Surveys!
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Many of you may not know that we have Chinook salmon in some of our local urban creeks!

If you live by a creek, please let Bill Templin wetemplin@att.net  know if you’re seeing salmon in your local creek.

If you are interested in learning more about this and would like to get some first-hand experience…

Gregg Bates leads Salmon Surveys on Dry Creek near Eureka Rd. in Roseville.

This year Gregg held a survey on Friday Nov. 4 and is holding one this Friday, Dec. 2.

Bill Templin leads Salmon Surveys on Arcade Creek near Watt Ave and American River College…

Last winter, Bill and volunteers documented the first Chinook in Arcade Creek (2 live, 1 carcass).

So far this year, 3 Chinook Salmon have been reported and one has been photographed so far!!salmon-in-arcade-creek-2016-november

This is the first male we’ve documented since we began monitoring Arcade Creek in December 2015!

If you are interested in helping please contact Bill at wetemplin@att.net or Gregg at dcc@surewest.net

Thanks for your interest!!!

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Creek Week 2017 Update
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The next county-wide creek clean-up will be the morning of Saturday, April 29, 2017. Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who made Creek Week 2016 a success! See our Results Report for Creek Week 2016.

Check our event website creekweek.net for further updates and to register to volunteer.

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Salmon spotted in Arcade Creek
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160208 salmon photoDecember 26, 2015 – Bill Templin and Doug Masterson documented and photographed a live Chinook Salmon at the USGS Gaging Station in Arcade Creek just upstream of Watt Ave. Photo to the left.

Dec. 27, 2015 – Randy Smith, local resident along Arcade Creek reported having seen a Chinook Salmon swimming in Arcade Creek near the foot bridge near Pasadena Ave.

Feb. 6, 2016 – Bill Templin, Regan Morey and Randy Smith documented and photographed a 27″ female Chinook Salmon upstream of Auburn Blvd.

Feb. 7, 2016 – Randy Smith spoke with Ken Copeland and Bill Templin confirmed on Feb. 8, 2016 that Ken and his daughter Kelly reported observing a salmon over 20 inches long in a pool upstream of a beaver dam on Arcade Creek upstream of the “pipe bridge” at American River College.                           For more info and pictures…

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Creek Week 2015 Results
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RC14 Volunteers pose with haulThanks to all who helped with Creek Week 2015. It was our 25th annual creek clean-up! See our results report here. Galt’s report on their seven years of being part of Creek Week is here. Take a look at our photo albums on our Facebook Page, Creek Week Sacramento. And be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s clean-up date of Saturday, April 9.

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Creek Week 2015
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The next county-wide creek clean-up will be the morning of Saturday, April 18, 2015. Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who made Creek Week 2014 a success! Howe-Santa Anita Park4488

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Creek Week 2014
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Mark your calendar for April 12, 2014.

Volunteers will clean Sacramento region creeks from 9 until noon.

Then all are invited to the Celebration at Carmichael Park for a hot dog lunch & entertainment.

Volunteer registration will open March 1 at http://www.creekweek.net/

Check the Creek Week web site for other Creek Week activities that will start April 4, 2014.

Volunteers of any age can help. It's fun!

Volunteers of any age can help. It’s fun!
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A Successful Creek Week 2013
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Thank you to the 2,500 volunteers who cleaned Sacramento County’s creeks this spring. They removed close to 20 tons of garbage along 35 miles of waterway. The larger than normal garbage haul was due mostly to new clean-up locations in the Delta and Rancho Cordova.

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Creek Week 2013 Planning
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You are welcome to help with the planning of Creek Week. Check here for the latest.

Meeting notes  for October 11, 2012 Next meeting is Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 a.m.

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Upcoming Fall Activities for Creek Lovers
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Choose from indoor and outdoor activities – work or play.

Sacramento Area Creeks Council board meets at 6:30 pm on Monday, September 17 at 4855 Hamilton Street. Please join us and learn about how you can help us continue our work for Sacramento’s creeks.

Visit our exhibit at Nature Fest on Saturday, October 7 from 10 until 3 at Effie Yeaw nature Center on the American River.

Creek Week 2013 Planning Committee meets for the first time at 7″30 am on Thursday, October 11. This is your chance to get in on the ground floor as we begin the six-month planning process. Call Alta at 916 454-4544 if you would like to join the planning effort. It’s rewarding and fun to work with the wonderful people on this committee!

Sacramento Area Creeks Council board meets at 6:30 pm on Monday, October 15 at 4855 Hamilton Street. Please join us and learn about how you can help us continue our work for Sacramento’s creeks.

Cruise the Creek from 10 am until noon on Sunday, October 21 at Del Meyer Park in Elk Grove. Join the Laguna Creek Watershed Council for a docent led bike tour along Elk Grove’s Laguna Creek.  Tour will include stops along the trail with educational talks about creek flow, wetlands, aquatic plants, creek wildlife and other topics.

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