Stay tuned to creekweek.net for updates on a rescheduled/modified Creek Week.
If COVID-19 response goes well, a fall clean-up may be possible.
Otherwise, we will wait for 2021 and hope for the best.
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.
You may register on Eventbrite.
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