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Citrus Heights

Volunteer Instructions

2020 Volunteer Registration is closed and Creek Week is cancelled due to COVID-19 directives.

We are exploring the possibility of doing Creek Week in the fall. If that’s not feasible, we will be back in 2021.

In the meantime, keep this in mind: Please reduce your plastic waste.

We can all make a difference by practicing random acts of cleanup.

If everyone picked up one extra piece of trash each day, our impact would be even greater.

Stay healthy!


Public clean-up sites in Citrus Heights are listed below.

Review the site descriptions and check the map links to select your site.
Then click the  “Volunteer”  button to register.

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.

If you have registered for a group, please forward our Volunteer Waiver to your members or their parents or guardians.

Please report at 9:00am sharp on Saturday, April 18th to your confirmed clean-up site. Your team leader will provide you with instructions, garbage bags and help get you started.

Please review the checklist to the left to come prepared.

And for suggestions on additional sites that need clean-up or other creek/drainage concerns, please contact the City of Citrus Heights Storm Drain Team at [email protected]  or call 916-727-4770.

Clean-up Site Locations

Arcade Creek Park Preserve    Volunteer

This new park is great for children of any age. (volunteer capacity: 50)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP   Parking lot is accessible from Bonham Circle.
Volunteers then walk to the creek location they are assigned to.

Cherry Creek Park – Brooktree Creek    Volunteer

Caution: Poison oak.

Costco – Arcade Creek    Volunteer

Caution: Poison oak, steep banks. Small children should work in the open areas away from the poison oak. Trash removal, invasive plant removal and some landscaping tasks to be done here. Teens and adults please bring gloves and help with Himalayan blackberry removal. Loppers will be provided. (50 volunteer capacity)

DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP 7000 Auburn Blvd behind Costo. Park at the back of the parking lot by the creek.

Crestmont – Cripple Creek    Volunteer

Caution: Poison oak. (25 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP   7817 Old Auburn Road.   Park at Holy Family Church

Crosswoods Park – Arcade Creek    Volunteer

Caution: Poison oak, steep banks.(10 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Park by the tennis courts.

Halifax St. at Auburn Blvd. – Arcade Creek   Volunteer

Caution: Steep banks, brushy and deep water. Due to access issues, this site will not be cleaned this year.

Bridgemont Way – Cripple Creek Volunteer

Great site for Scouts or other youth groups. Much of the area is easily accessed, open space. Volunteers will meet at Bridgemont Way to get their supplies and assignment to their nearby clean-up location. No groups of more than 15 please. (40 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Park on the north side of Bridgemont Way next to the open space area.

Olivine Ave. – Cripple Creek Volunteer

First time cleaning Woodside Oaks Open Space at Cripple Creek including the site of the soon to be constructed Electric Greenway recreational trail crossing of Cripple Creek.
Caution: Portions of the Open Space have Poison Oak and some banks are steep. (15 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP  Olivine Ave. west of Wachtel Way at Cripple Creek. Park along Olivine Ave.

Rusch Park – Cripple Creek    Volunteer

Although this site is suitable for children of all ages, it has reached capacity for children volunteers. About 10 older teens and adults are still needed here. (20 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Meet the leader at the outdoor basketball court.
Turn into parking lot off of Auburn Blvd. and go around to back lot.


If you would like to find out about other clean-up sites in Citrus Heights, please contact Marty at (916) 725-1585 or [email protected].