Rescuing Wild Oak Seedlings

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

The Arcade Creek Project at Mira Loma High School

By Alexandra Johnson Behind the brick buildings and amidst the uproar of afternoon traffic, the Arcade Creek continues to serve a unique purpose. For nearly a decade now, the Arcade Creek has been the center of a year-round science project for the International Baccalaureate students at Mira Loma High School. The Arcade Creek Project is […]

Winter Doesn’t Stop Students from Dipping Into Creeks

by Beth Etgen, UCCS Vice President – Education “Wow! I never knew that creeks could be homes for so many kinds of animals.” “I get it, a creek food web sticks everything together.” “Water bugs look like monsters.” “I‘ve seen junk in the creek near our house and it looks ugly.” These were some of […]

And the Award Goes to…Calvine High School

Calvine High School received the Creek Steward award for their study of Strawberry Creek in south Sacramento County and Elk Grove. They have conducted water quality tests, surveyed plants and animals and compared the results on two different creek stretches. One section of creek has been straightened and lined with concrete to allow development to […]

Promoting Environmental Stewardship

by Frank Wallace For the past 15 years, the Urban Creeks Council-Sacramento has conducted the popular Creek Week program. Young people, their families, local businesses, government agencies, environmental organizations, neighborhood groups – and many more – have all been enthusiastic supporters of this event. While cleaning creeks is our immediate objective, the Creek Week program […]

Walking The Creeks

by Abigail Stocking Being a naturalist at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center allowed me the privilege of celebrating Creek Week 2005 by sharing the importance of creeks through two interpretative programs. On Saturday, April ___, I led a walk along the Arcade Creek. To start off, we looked at various artifacts from critters that make […]

Mira Loma High School
Arcade Creek Project

by the Outreach Team for the Mira Loma Arcade Creek Project The Arcade Creek project is much more than just your average high school venture. Rather, it is a fusion of ideas, a network of cooperating people dedicated to environmental awareness and preservation. It is a group of students determined to prove to themselves and […]

Thoughts From a Local Biologist

By Tim Pafford Reprinted from Watershed, the Dry Creek Conservancy newsletter When I was a little boy, I was always messing around with water. I remember an incident of playing in rain-swollen puddles one stormy winter day after being sent home from kindergarten with a high fever. And I often came home muddy and wet […]