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Freeport and the Delta

Volunteer Instructions:

The spring 2020 Creek Week was cancelled due to COVID-19 directives.

Visit the Delta Protection Commission’s website to learn about their Delta Waterway Cleanup, part of California Coastal Cleanup Day, on Saturday, September 26, 2020. For safety reasons, there are no large, centrally organized Delta cleanup sites this year. Instead, cleanups will be self-guided and close to home. Cleaning neighborhoods, local parks, and street gutters helps to protect our Delta waterways and our oceans as trash travels through storm drains, creeks, and rivers both locally and out to the coastline and beyond. Ready to make a difference? Visit our cleanup page for more information.

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!

The following information is for organized Spring Creek Week clean-ups in the Delta. Please check back in 2021.

Review the check list to come prepared!
Public clean-up sites in Freeport and the Delta 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.

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.

 

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

 

Clean-up Site Locations


Delta Meadows  Volunteer

Join a trash hunt in the tiny historic town of Locke, CA while hiking along a beautiful wooded lagoon. At the end of the cleanup, participants receive a free ice cream cone! Our guided trash hunt will start at 10am and ends at noon at the Lockeport Grill & Fountain. Bring a sack lunch, water, bug spray, and sturdy shoes. Families welcome. Optional bonus: Trash hunters may opt to take 20 minutes along the lagoon to paint a water color postcard they may keep. Watercolor supplies and an easy 5 minutes painting lesson is provided free by the site leader, Martha. Limit of 25 people.

Directions – From I-5 take the Twin Cities Rd. exit. Go west to River Rd. and then drive south on River Rd. approximately 1 mile to the town of Locke. Turn left on Locke Rd., drive about 250 feet, and park in the public lot. Meet at Lockeport Grill & Fountain: 13959 Main St., Locke, CA, just a short walk from the parking lot.


Grizzly Island Trail  Volunteer

Located in Suisun City, this trail runs for approximately 1 mile along the northern edge of Suisun Marsh where Laurel Creek flows into the marsh. It is a flat, paved, protected trail that is great for families with lots of beautiful views of the marsh and wildlife. The site is south of CA-12 and about 15 minutes east of I-80.  (20 person capacity)

Directions and MAP – Directions – from I-80 travel east on CA-12. Take the Marina Blvd exit and turn south on Marina Blvd.  We will meet at the intersection of Marina Blvd and Driftwood Dr.


Lower Morrison Creek – Bufferlands  Volunteer

This half-mile site is great for families. It’s complete with little challenges for the young ones and bigger challenges for the adults. It’s near Freeport and only 10 minutes from I5 & Meadowview.

Directions and MAP – Directions – From Interstate 5, take the Cosumnes River Blvd exit, travel east on Cosumnes River Blvd for approx. 1.7 miles, turn right at signs onto dirt road. Drive 10 mph and follow signs.


Sherman Island  Volunteer

Help the Rio Vista Windsurfing Association and the Sherman Island Kiteboarding Organization volunteers clean a 1.6 mile stretch of the Sacramento River along the north side of Sherman Island. Report at 9:00 at “The Sign” where leaders will provide an orientation, facilitate carpooling and assign clean-up spots.  (50 volunteer capacity)

Maps to assigned spots will be provided here. Parking is difficult along the river, so volunteers are encouraged to carpool to their assigned spot. While it may be nice, it may also be very windy. Dress in layers and prepare for the winds.

CAUTION: Sturdy shoes and gloves are a must here because of unstable footing and glass on rocky banks. Parts of the river are accessed from the narrow road shoulder. Not suitable for young children.

DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Meet at “The Sign” just south of Rio Viento RV Park on West Sherman Island Road. Take left fork immediately s/w of RV park.


If you have any questions please call Aleesah at the Delta Conservancy at 916.375.2091 or [email protected]