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Saturday, April 14 is the Creek Week 2018 Clean-Up Date
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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 … Continue reading

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Creek Week in the Delta
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Did you know Creek Week volunteers clean garbage out of the Delta? See photos of our volunteers in this Delta Confluence article.

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Citizen Science – Trash Survey Results for Arcade Creek at Garfield Bridge
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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. … Continue reading

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Soil Conservation Project on the Bank of Arcade Creek
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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 … Continue reading

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Creek Week 2017 Celebration Time!
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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 … Continue reading

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Salmon Sighting Update – Arcade Creek
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Dec. 19. 2016 John Mayfield reported a sighting of a Chinook salmon on a small tributary running through a residential/rural neighborhood north of Orange Grove Ave. This makes 6 now so far this fall! Dec. 11, 2016 – John Mayfield … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Salmon spotted in Arcade Creek
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December 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 … Continue reading

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