Effie Yeaw Nature Center by the American River.
Sacramento Valley Conservancy by the Sacramento River, SMUD Nature Preserve near Rancho Seco, Deer Creek Hills and more. (Click on the “Visit” menu button.)
Sacramento Audubon Society Birding Field Trips
Creek Sponsors contribute money to Sacramento Area Creeks Council. These donations allow us to purchase materials needed by individuals and groups to conduct their clean-up. We also recognize as supporters those entities who conduct or help with waterway clean-ups in our region. We consider them partners in our mission. Please join us in thanking our 2023 Creek Sponsors and Partners.
Find a partner and pick up some garbage
Dates: Any day you choose.
Check the areas in our volunteer section below for suggested creek spots or choose somewhere near your home that could use some trash clean-up. During the rainy season, clean-ups are restricted to trails and developed areas. Creek banks are unsafe during the rainy season.
Registration not required
Report your clean-up results and receive a Creek Week thank you!
or try this great resource from the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership. It’s called Trash Your Trash.
Whether you use Random Acts of Clean-up or Trash Your Trash, we thank you for making a difference!
River City Waterway Alliance (RCWA) – Frequent river and creek cleanups throughout Sac County
Carmichael Arden-Arcade – Usually meets at Arcade Creek Park on Omni Dr.
Elk Grove – Every Saturday at differing locations throughout the city of Elk Grove
Learn more at: Elk Grove Anti-Trash Group on Nextdoor https://nextdoor.com/g/
Sacramento Picks It Up! Facebook Group is a place to join groups that tackle trash pick-ups, learn how to report areas that need pick-ups, and get inspired to organize your own group or solo pick-ups!
Learn more at: https://arpf.org/
or Trash Your Trash has even more useful information and an easy reporting system
Conduct your own Random Act of Clean-up any day. Stay off creek banks during rainy season.
Arcade, Brooktree, Verde Cruz Creeks and Chicken Ranch and Strong Ranch Sloughs could use your help through neighborhood clean-ups.
Arcade, San Juan, and Cripple Creeks will be helped if you pick up trash in your neighborhood.
Willow, Humbug, Hinkle and Alder Creeks will be helped if you pick up trash in your neighborhood and along creek trails. Stay off creek banks during rainy season.
Arcade, Don Julio, Dry, Magpie, Robla, Bannon, and Steelhead Creeks will be helped if you pick up trash in your neighborhood.
Arcade Creek begins in Orangevale – its headwaters. Help keep Arcade Creek clean in 2023 by joining an organized spring clean-up on Saturday, April 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 or picking up trash in your neighborhood any day.
Register large groups ahead by contacting [email protected]
Dry Creek will be helped if you pick up trash in your neighborhood and along creek trails. Stay off creek banks during rainy season.
Rio Linda Elverta Rec & Park District: 916-991-5929
Morrison Creek, Cordova Creek and tributaries will be helped if you pick up trash in your neighborhood and along creek trails. Stay off creek banks during rainy season.
City of Rancho Cordova 916-851-8700 or RC Connect
Florin, Laguna, Elder, Strawberry, Morrison and Elk Grove Creeks will be helped if you pick up trash in your neighborhood and along creek trails. Stay off creek banks during rainy season. Check out these Child Friendly Open Spaces.
Southgate Rec & Park District: 916-428-1171 or email
We need volunteers willing to monitor creek water when the first rains of the season start.