Check out this survey prepared by Hammerdirt. The surveyed area (213 feet in length,) out of the entire area cleaned (1,100 feet) helps to characterize the composition of the tons of garbage volunteers removed from Steelhead Creek on September 21, 2019. Roland Brady and Crystal Tobias organized the clean-up with the help of County Parks and other local agencies. The camping garbage is harmful to the natural area and the creek bed. It is also a public health hazard. Roland and Crystal will be heading up a clean-up of Steelhead Creek as part of Creek Week on April 18, 2020. They need hard-working volunteers who come dressed properly to protect themselves from the hazards at this site. (Boots, long pants, long sleeves, gloves.) Only abandoned campsites will be cleaned.
Please print, complete and bring this waiver on the day of the clean-up.
You may register on Eventbrite.
The Laguna Creek Watershed Council’s Great Sierra Clean Up is on Saturday September 21st at 9 am. Each fall they work with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to sponsor a creek clean up. You have probably been reading or hearing about all the plastic pollution….in our local creeks and in the ocean. Our local creeks drain to the Sacramento River, the San Francisco Bay, and eventually the ocean. A recent newspaper article states there is now more plastic in the ocean, measured by weight, than there are pounds of fish. Something is wrong with this picture!! We can do our share by keeping our creeks free of plastic bags, bottles, and other types of trash.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, 9 am – noon
Where: Zimbelman Park, 9191 Big Horn Blvd., Elk Grove
What to bring: gloves, closed toes shoes, water and a hat
Visit creekweek.net to register for an April 14 clean-up site and to find out about the many actvities offered throughout the week preceding the clean-up. There is something for everyone!
Please save the date Saturday, April 14 for the Sacramento County-wide clean-up of our creeks. The clean-up is from 9 until noon and will be followed by a Celebration at Carmichael Park from noon until 2. Our Creek Week website http://creekweek.net/ will be ready for sign-ups by the end of February. Creek Week is fun, and it feels good to work with others to improve our natural environment. Watch for our schedule of activities that happen the week before the clean-up. Creek Week has something for everybody!
Did you know Creek Week volunteers clean garbage out of the Delta? See photos of our volunteers in this Delta Confluence article.
Gary Hare had the help of Mira Loma High School students in collecting and categorizing the garbage under the bridge on the morning of the Creek Week clean-up – Saturday, April 29, 2017. Read his report for details and more pictures. Wonder why there were so many glass items found here?
A big thank you to Tim Vendlinski for being the brains behind this complicated repair. Thanks to the Mira Loma High School “Special Ops Team” for supplying the brawn on Saturday, April 29. We are proud to count this soil conservation effort as a Creek Week 2017 project! soil conservation effort – more photos and story
Red Shoe Productions entertained us! See more photos.
Thank you to Carmichael Recreation & Park District for hosting the Celebration at beautiful Carmichael Park; to Carmichael Chamber of Commerce for cooking and serving lunch to over 1,000 people; to the twenty exhibitors who shared entertaining educational activities; to Mira Loma High School and Sac Suburban Kiwanis and the other volunteers who helped set up and run the Celebration. And thank you to all who attended.