Volunteers Clear 18 Tons of Garbage From County Creeks

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 no extreme high water events in the rainy season, less debris than usual was washed […]

Cleaning Steelhead Creek

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 parkway and creek are used year round for bike riding, horseback riding, dog walking, hiking, […]

Is Your Garden Creek Friendly?

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 and home landscaping can contribute to the long-term health of our creeks, even if we […]

Mosquito Fish, Friend or Foe?

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 of the attention being given locally to aerial spraying to control mosquitoes and reduce West […]