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Elk Grove Community is Cleaning Their Creeks
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Sharon Anderson made this presentation to the American River Basin Collaborative on March 18, 2021. Hope it inspires others! https://www.valleyfoothill.org/american-river-basin-collaborative-arbc/ Check the Valley Foothlls Watershed Collaborative website to see other meeting topics. Click on “Read More” for working links Elk … Continue reading

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Report on January 17, 2021 Clean-up of Woodlake Area in the American River Parkway
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Roland Brady, advisor to Sacramento Area Creeks Council, was instrumental in the success of this cean-up. The profusion of camps near our waterways is an ever-growing challenge. These camps cause great harm to our natural spaces and diminish the ability … Continue reading

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Fall 2020 Organized Cleanups
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Nearly 100 volunteers participated in 8 organized fall creek cleanups 3 tons of garbage removed from trails, creek banks, and dry creek beds. Read more…              

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Rescuing Wild Oak Seedlings
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Blue Oak Island Conservation Area proposed near Del Paso Regional Park With protection and proper maintenance, these trees planted by California Scrub Jays, can provide shade, beauty, and biodiversity for generations to come. CalTransPlantingOaks Spring2020_Pg4

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Physical Distancing, Self Isolation = Creek Week 2020 Cancelled
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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.  

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Steelhead Creek trash removed fall 2019
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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, … Continue reading

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Waiver for Creek Clean-up on Saturday, September 21, 2019
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Please print, complete and bring this waiver on the day of the clean-up. You may register on Eventbrite. The Laguna Creek Watershed Council’s Great Sierra Clean Up is on Saturday September 21st at 9 am. ¬†Each fall they work with … Continue reading

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Thank you to all Creek Week 2019 volunteers!
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See our final report.

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You can be a part of Creek Week!
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Creek Week starts April 6, 2018
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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!

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