Category Archives: Creek Info

Creek Critters: May Flies
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by Bonnie Ross Mayflies are found in a diverse array of aquatic habitats from standing water to cold and rapid head-water streams. They are ecologically very important; essentially being the first-order consumers in all water bodies they inhabit. As a … Continue reading

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Thoughts From a Local Biologist
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By Tim Pafford Reprinted from Watershed, the Dry Creek Conservancy newsletter When I was a little boy, I was always messing around with water. I remember an incident of playing in rain-swollen puddles one stormy winter day after being sent … Continue reading

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Creek Critters: Dragonflies
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by Bonnie Ross The other day as I was walking to my car, a gleaming object on the hot pavement caught my eye. I bent down and picked up a dead dragonfly that seemed to radiate iridescent colors from its … Continue reading

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Creek-Friendly Lansdscaping
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by Dave Tamayo, Pesticide Control Program Manager, Sacramento County Stormwater Program. The way you design and maintain the landscaped areas of your home or business can either help or hurt local creeks and rivers, and the creatures that depend on … Continue reading

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Creek-Friendly Lansdscaping
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by Dave Tamayo, Pesticide Control Program Manager, Sacramento County Stormwater Program. The way you design and maintain the landscaped areas of your home or business can either help or hurt local creeks and rivers, and the creatures that depend on … Continue reading

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Promoting Stewardship, Preserving Biodiversity
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by Frank Wallace Project Director, Sacramento Weed Warriors The American River Parkway and riparian areas along creeks throughout Sacramento are being invaded. The invaders are non-native plants, such as red sesbania, Spanish broom, arundo (giant reed), yellow star thistle, Chinese … Continue reading

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Creek Critters: The Giant Water Bug
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by Bonnie Ross This is the first in a series of articles about aquatic insects. By way of introduction, an extinct relative of the modern-day mayfly was first detected in 250 million year old rocks. Today, 30,000 aquatic insect species … Continue reading

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New Communities – New Creeks
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Mather The neighborhood of Independence at Mather formed a committee headed by Susan Crocker. They were concerned about the garbage in Morrison Creek where it ran by their homes and in nearby Mather Regional Park. Fourty enthusuastic neighbors helped to … Continue reading

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West Nile Virus and Urban Creeks
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by Dave Tamayo, Trustee Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District West Nile Virus (WVN) has been in the news a lot recently, especially since it appeared in Southern California last year. It is almost certain to arrive in Sacramento this … Continue reading

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