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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.
Delta

2018 Registration Opens February 15th


 

This year the Delta Conservancy is partnering with Gary Hare of Hammerdirt and the Sacramento Area Creeks Council to document creek and river debris.

We're using NOAA's Marine Debris Program specifications, and Kobo Toolbox for data collection.   If you are interested in learning more about this citizen science project, please contact Aaron at the Delta Conservancy 916/376-4023.

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 Adult 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 14th 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:

Brannan Island Registration Link

Threemile Slough runs along the eastern side of the Brannan Island State Recreation Area and then turns west to join the Sacramento River. This stretch of slough is in a beautiful part of the Delta and has lots of great wildlife viewing opportunities. It also has a lot of trash. The cleanup site is along the steep and rocky edge of the slough. Due to the difficult terrain, volunteers must be 12 years of age or older.

CAUTION: Due to the difficult terrain, sturdy shoes, pants and gloves are strongly recommended.

Directions and Map  The park entrance is on CA-160 just north of Threemile Slough Bridge and approximately 3.5 miles south of the Rio Vista Bridge. After entering the park, follow signs to the boat launch. We will meet in the boat launch parking lot.

 

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   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 site, which is usually closed to the public, is great for families. It's complete with little challenges for younger volunteers and bigger challenges for adult volunteers. It is also just 10 miles south of downtown Sacramento.

Directions and MAP From I-5, take the Cosumnes River Blvd exit and travel east on Cosumnes River Blvd. Drive for approx. 1.7 miles and then turn right at sign onto a small dirt road. Follow the signs along the gravel road to the parking area. 10 mph speed limit.

 

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 bank of the Sacramento River along the north shore of Sherman Island. Meet at "The Sign" on West Sherman Island Rd. where site leaders will provide an orientation, facilitate carpooling and assign cleanup 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.