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 clean the creek. Because they feel so good about the effort, they are planning another clean-up in September.
For the second year, Kelly Cameron organized Folsom folk for the creek clean-up. She worked with the City of Folsom, neighbors, schools, and scout groups to make sure all eighty volunteers had a satisfying service experience.
This was the first year a Creek Week clean-up site was located in Rancho Cordova. Mitch Dion and Johnnie Lane of California American Water undertood the talk of finding a needy Rancho Cordova waterway. They then recruited volunteers to do the clean-up. It was difficult to find urban creeks in Rancho Cordova – most drainages are concrete bottomed and kept clear of vegetation.
This article originally appeared in our Summer 2004 Newsletter