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Arcade Creek Project
Help conserve, protect, and restore Arcade Creek


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

Water Quality Monitoring and
Stream Assessment

If you would like to monitor water quality on your own, World Water Monitoring Challenge kits are available for loan.  When you register to volunteer for any clean-up site, in the registration comment section just say that "I want the water monitoring option."  Water monitoring locations are limited by the number of monitoring kits we have.

If you would like training on the use of these kits, please say "I would like training".  A training date will be set for the Saturday before the Clean Up and Water Quality Monitoring day.  Please contact Bill at the email address below to register for this training.  Professionals in water quality monitoring also will be available at the training to show you their equipment and how it is used.  Please let us know if you are interested in professional assistance at your site on monitoring/clean-up day and we will try to set you up with one.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill at 916/601-9954 or email wetemplin@att.net.

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

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

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.