Category Archives: Creek Info

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Creek Peeks Blog
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Welcome to Sacramento Area Creeks Council Website & Blog! The Sacramento Area Creeks Council preserves, protects, restores and maintains the natural streams in our communities through education, advocacy, financial support and technical expertise. We’d love to hear from you!┬áPost articles, … Continue reading

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The Arcade Creek Project at Mira Loma High School
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By Alexandra Johnson Behind the brick buildings and amidst the uproar of afternoon traffic, the Arcade Creek continues to serve a unique purpose. For nearly a decade now, the Arcade Creek has been the center of a year-round science project … Continue reading

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Cleaning Steelhead Creek
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by Libby Harmor Valley View Acres is a rural neighborhood in North Natomas bordered on two sides by Steelhead Creek and the Ueda Parkway. The east levee of the creek is a front or back fence for many residents. The … Continue reading

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Is Your Garden Creek Friendly?
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by Betty Cooper It’s a great feeling to see all that trash piled up after a Creek Week Cleanup. But what can we do to help creeks every day, around our own homes? The choices we make in our gardens … Continue reading

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Mosquito Fish, Friend or Foe?
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by Bill Templin Mosquito fish (Gambusia sp.) are small fish (1.5 – 2.5 inches) that tolerate a wide range of temperatures and are used as a predator of mosquito larvae in many diverse aquatic habitats throughout the world. With all … Continue reading

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Pyrethroids in Creeks
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by Dave Tamayo, Pesticide Control Program Manager, Sacramento County Stormwater Program Way back at the end of the last century (the 1990s), the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership (or SSQP, which includes Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk … Continue reading

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Dry Creek Salmon Count
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by Bill Templin, Board Member, Sacramento Urban Creeks Council and Upper American River Foundation Once again, a good volunteer turnout of over 30 people participated in walking 16 reaches of Dry Creek and it’s tributaries including Secret Ravine, Miner’s Ravine, … Continue reading

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Time is Ripe for “Scoop the Poop” Pilot Program
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Courtesy of Sacramento County Stormwater Quality The Sacramento County Stormwater Quality Program has partnered with Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District and local volunteer groups to develop a cost-effective pilot program called "Scoop the Poop." The program aims to reduce … Continue reading

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