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Come Prepared!

Use the checklist below so that you come prepared for creek conditions. Please be prepared to get a little muddy. Many of the clean-up sites may have poison oak.


  • Your own drinking water
  • A bucket or re-usable shopping bag to collect light trash (per person)
  • Comfortable, washable clothes
  • Long pants and long sleeves
  • Hat and Sunscreen
  • Gloves (work or gardening type)
  • Shoes that can get wet and muddy
  • Waterproof boots (optional)
  • Grabbing tool or rake (optional)



ALL CHILDREN MUST BE WITH A RESPONSIBLE ADULT as the debris, water, or slippery stream banks may be hazardous.

If you bring a child or group of children, your most important job is to supervise and keep them safe. Collecting trash is secondary for adults in charge of children.

Thank you for making it possible for them to have this experience!



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You have our word that your contact information will not be shared with any outside companies or vendors.


Your email will be entered into our list so that you will receive future Creek Week announcements.
Citrus Heights


2018 Registration Closes April 13th

Volunteer Instructions

Public clean-up sites in Citrus Heights are listed below.
Review the site descriptions and check the map links to select your site.
Then click the Registration Link  button to register.

We ask that all volunteers please complete and bring our volunteer waiver to give to their site leaders.  And if you are registering for a group or organization please download our Adult Group Waiver to fill out and hand to your site leader. For some sites, they must also download a Sunrise Park waiver.

Your information will be sent to our administrative volunteers who may contact you to confirm your clean-up site location, provide you with additional instructions, or answer any questions you may have. You may be reassigned to a location as space allows.

Please report at 9:00am sharp on Saturday, April 14th to your confirmed clean-up site. Your team leader will provide you with instructions, garbage bags and help get you started.

Please review the checklist to the left to come prepared.


Clean-up Site Locations:

Halifax St. at Auburn Blvd. - Arcade Creek  Registration Link

Caution: Steep banks, brushy and deep water. (15 volunteer capacity)

Cherry Creek Park - Brooktree Creek   Registration Link

Print, complete and bring Sunrise Park District Waiver. Caution: Poison oak.
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Meet at 6007 Brooktree Drive

Crosswood Park - Arcade Creek   Registration Link

Print, complete and bring Sunrise Park District Waiver.
Caution: Poison oak, steep banks.(10 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Park by the tennis courts.

Costco - Arcade Creek   Registration Link

Caution: Poison oak, steep banks. Small children should work in the open areas away from the poison oak. Trash removal, invasive plant removal and some landscaping tasks to be done here. Teens and adults please bring gloves and help with Himalayan blackberry removal. Loppers will be provided. (50 volunteer capacity)

DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP 7000 Auburn Blvd behind Costo. Park at the back of the parking lot by the creek.

Oak Lakes Lane - Cripple Creek   Registration Link

Great site for those interested in joining Boy Scouts.
Caution: Poison Oak and steep banks. (20 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP  6225 Oak Lakes Ln, Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Park along Oak Lakes Ln.  Overflow parking along Silversaddle Way.

Crestmont - Cripple Creek   Registration Link

Caution: Poison oak. (25 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP   7817 Old Auburn Road.   Park at Holy Family Church

Arcade Creek Park Preserve - Arcade Creek   Registration Link Site Full

This new park is great for children of any age. (volunteer capacity: 50)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP   Parking lot is accessible from Bonham Circle.
Volunteers then walk to the creek location they are assigned to.

Rusch Park - Cripple Creek   Registration Link Site Full

This site is suitable for children of all ages. (20 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Meet the leader, Andy, at the outdoor basketball court.
Turn into parking lot off of Auburn Blvd. and go around to back lot.


If you would like to find out about other clean-up sites in Citrus Heights, please contact Karey at 916/725-1015 or khansen@sunriseparks.com.