Creek Week 2015 Results

Thanks to all who helped with Creek Week 2015. It was our 25th annual creek clean-up! See our results report here.¬†Galt’s report on their seven years of being part of Creek Week is here. Take a look at our photo albums on our Facebook Page, Creek Week Sacramento. And be sure to mark your calendar […]

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 […]

Frank Cruzen Remembered

by Alta Tura Frank Cruzen, co-founder and first president of the Sacramento Urban Creeks Council, passed away on August 29, 2006. Frank accomplished many things before he took on the challenge of advocating for creeks in Sacramento County. After he and his wife Marie raised their family, he retired from Pacific Bell and could have […]

California National Guard Cleans Arcade Creek

by Alta Tura Wayne Lorentzen of the California National Guard was looking for a worthy Earth Day service project when he called me in March. I had just the place that needed a tough, well-organized group with experience in tackling hazards safely. This very needy section of Arcade Creek had not been cleaned for the […]

Mission Accomplished!

By Alta Tura In the weeks and days leading up to the yearly clean-up of Sacramento County’s creeks, planners worried a bit about the weather. Nothing can squelch a creek clean-up more thoroughly than a heavy rainstorm. So the sunny and mild spring conditions on the day of the clean-up were very welcome. Not too […]

Salmon in Arcade Creek

by Alta Tura A group of Mira Loma High School students observed a salmon in Arcade Creek on November 18. Greg Suba, a former science teacher who happened to be with the students that day, reports that the fish was swimming in a pool of rancid water darkened by the tannin that had leached out […]