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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!

2018 Registration Opens February 15th

Marine Debris Data Collection

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

This infographic explains the process.  We are using NOAA's Marine Debris Program specifications and methods along with a Kobo Toolbox phone app for data collection and recording.  Our goal is to capture accurate data.  For example, number of cigarette butts per square meter.  Our data will be uploaded and used as part of NOAA's global marine debris assessment.

Volunteer Instructions

Please review the checklist to the left to be prepared against natural and man-made elements. Come prepared to get a little muddy.

Click   Registration Link   to register.

Your information will be sent to our administrative volunteers who may contact you to confirm your marine debris data collection site location, provide you with instructions, and answer any questions you may have.

We ask that all volunteers please complete and bring our volunteer waiver to give to their site leaders.