The Sacramento Area Creeks Council preserves, protects, restores and maintains the natural streams in our urban communities through education, advocacy, financial support and technical expertise. Our goal is to educate the general public on the aesthetic, recreational, educational, and ecological value of our urban creeks.
Anyone who values the Sacramento Valley watershed — including the natural creeks in our communities — and who would like to participate in the ever-challenging effort to preserve our region’s fragile — and vulnerable — creeks is invited to become a member of the Sacramento Area Creeks Council.
Each tax-deductible annual membership includes a newsletter, meeting announcements, and detailed information about ongoing events and activities. Sacramento Area Creeks Council is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible. Fed. ID # 26-3676166We seek to promote public and private care of natural streams through education, advocacy and hands-on activity. Educational materials, workshops and field outings are some of the tools we use to achieve our goals. Others include:
- Annual community-wide creek cleanup events during “Creek Week”.
- Participation in the decision-making processes that affect the health of area creeks.
- Distribution of educational materials that encourage the teaching of science concepts.
- Participation in the land use planning process to promote creek preservation, sound flood control project design, habitat restoration and effective stream bank stabilization methods.
- Support of on-going volunteer water quality monitoring efforts.
- Co-sponsoring of grants to preserve and restore creeks and their natural corridors.
- Educational and community workshops on creek issues, such as the Aquatic Institute for teachers.