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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)

 

Important:

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!

 

 

Confidentiality Promise:

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.
Freeport and the Delta

 

Volunteer Instructions:

Review the check list to the left to come prepared!

Public clean-up sites in Freeport and the Delta 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 Group Waiver to fill out and hand to your site leader.

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 29th to your confirmed clean-up site. Your team leader will provide you with instructions, garbage bags and help get you started.

 

Clean-up Site Locations:

Grizzly Island Trail Registration Link

Located in Suisun City, this trail runs for approximately 1 mile along the northern edge of Suisun Marsh where Laurel Creek flows into the marsh. It is a flat, paved, protected trail that is great for families with lots of beautiful views of the marsh and wildlife. The site is south of CA-12 and about 15 minutes east of I-80.

Directions and MAP - Directions - from I-80 travel east on CA-12. Take the Marina Blvd exit and turn south on Marina Blvd.  We will meet at the intersection of Marina Blvd and Driftwood Dr.

Lower Morrison Creek - Bufferlands Registration Link

This half-mile site is great for families. It's complete with little challenges for the young ones and bigger challenges for the adults. It's near Freeport and only 10 minutes from I5 & Meadowview.

Directions and MAP - Directions - From Interstate 5, take the Cosumnes River Blvd exit, travel east on Cosumnes River Blvd for approx. 1.7 miles, turn right at signs onto dirt road. Drive 10 mph and follow signs.

Sherman Island Registration Link

Help the Rio Vista Windsurfing Association and the Sherman Island Kiteboarding Organization volunteers clean a 1.6 mile stretch of the Sacramento River along the north side of Sherman Island. Report at 9:00 at "The Sign" where leaders will provide an orientation, facilitate carpooling and assign clean-up spots.

Maps to assigned spots will be provided here. Parking is difficult along the river, so volunteers are encouraged to carpool to their assigned spot. While it may be nice, it may also be very windy. Dress in layers and prepare for the winds.

CAUTION: Sturdy shoes and gloves are a must here because of unstable footing and glass on rocky banks. Parts of the river are accessed from the narrow road shoulder. Not suitable for young children.

DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Meet at "The Sign" just south of Rio Viento RV Park on West Sherman Island Road. Take left fork immediately s/w of RV park.

If you have any questions please call Aaron at the Delta Conservancy at 916 376-4023 or aaron.haiman 'at' deltaconservancy.ca.gov.