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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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Rancho Cordova


2018 Registration Closes April 13th

Volunteer Instructions

Public clean-up sites in Rancho Cordova are listed below.
Review the site descriptions and check the map links to select your site.

Then click the Registration Link  button to register for your site.

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.

Please include your location preference and feedback in the comment section of your registration.  Your information will be sent to our administrative volunteers who may contact you to confirm your clean-up site location, provide you with instructions, and answer any questions you may have. You may be reassigned to a location as space allows.

Volunteers will be provided refreshments at 8:45 AM at all clean up sites on Saturday, April 14th.   Your team leader will provide you with instructions, garbage bags and help get you started.


Rancho Cordova Clean-up Sites:

Tributary 1 at Horn Rd. Registration Link

No children under 14 unless accompanied by an adult.  Volunteers will be cleaning along a low-flow channel with steep vegetated banks. Ladders and/or ropes will be provided to allow for greater ease of access to creek bottom, which is usually dry.  Expect to spot singing birds in the brushy trees and look for ground squirrels near their burrows.
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Turn onto Old Winery/Horn Rd. off of Folsom Blvd.


Tributary 1 at S. White Rock Rd. Registration Link

Banks are steep. No children under 14 permitted unless accompanied by an adult. Ladders and/or ropes will be provided to allow for greater ease of access to creek bottom, which is usually dry. (volunteer capacity: 30.)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP   Park along S. White Rock.


Cordova Creek - Dawes St. near Dolecetto Dr. Registration Link

Younger children are welcome but should be supervised, as this is a concrete lined canal with tall steep banks. Trash collection will occur on top banks, and not within the concrete channel itself.  (volunteer capacity: 15)


Recycle Road Stormwater Basin Registration Link

Park on Recycle Road by basin gate entrance near 3440 Recycle Road. Trash collection will occur on dry and shallow areas along the northeast perimeter of the basin. No children under 14 permitted unless accompanied by an adult. Waterproof boots are recommended. (volunteer capacity: 15)


Cordova Creek Nature Walk Registration Link Site Full

Learn how Cordova Creek has been transformed into a natural riparian corridor and discover the native plant species and critters that live there. A perfect activity for nature lovers! Park and meet your site leader in Soil Born Farm's parking lot.

If you would like more information about clean-up sites in
Rancho Cordova, please contact Asha at 916/851-8897
or Email: akreiling 'at' cityofranchocordova.org .