Category Archives: Author: Alta Tura

Creek Week 2015 Results
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Thanks 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 … Continue reading

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Volunteers Clear 18 Tons of Garbage From County Creeks
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by Alta Tura April 28th dawned clear, and an estimated 1,400 volunteers turned out to clean a creek on Clean-Up Day. Moderate flows in our region's watershed this spring made the creeks more accessible than last year. Because there were … Continue reading

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Frank Cruzen Remembered
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by Alta Tura Frank Cruzen, co-founder and first president of the Sacramento Urban Creeks Council, passed away on August 29, 2006. Frank accomplished many things before he took on the challenge of advocating for creeks in Sacramento County. After he … Continue reading

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California National Guard Cleans Arcade Creek
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by Alta Tura Wayne Lorentzen of the California National Guard was looking for a worthy Earth Day service project when he called me in March. I had just the place that needed a tough, well-organized group with experience in tackling … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished!
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By Alta Tura In the weeks and days leading up to the yearly clean-up of Sacramento County’s creeks, planners worried a bit about the weather. Nothing can squelch a creek clean-up more thoroughly than a heavy rainstorm. So the sunny … Continue reading

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Salmon in Arcade Creek
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by Alta Tura A group of Mira Loma High School students observed a salmon in Arcade Creek on November 18. Greg Suba, a former science teacher who happened to be with the students that day, reports that the fish was … Continue reading

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