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Natomas, North Sacramento, North Highlands

Volunteer Instructions

Natomas clean-up sites are mostly naturalized vegetated drainage canals instead of natural creeks. You are not likely to encounter poison oak. They are ideal for young children and those with limited mobility.

Please review the checklist to the left to come prepared.

Public clean-up sites in Natomas, North Sacramento and North Highlands are listed below. Review the site descriptions and check the map links to select your site.

Then click the Registration Link  button to register.

We ask that all volunteers please complete and bring our volunteer waiverto give to their site leaders.  And if you are registering for a group or organization please download our Group Waiver to fill out and hand to your site leader. For some sites, they must also download and complete a Sacramento City waiver.

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 different location as space allows.

Please report at 9:00am sharp on Saturday, April 29th to your confirmed site. Your team leader will provide you with instructions, garbage bags and help get you started.


Clean-up Site Locations

Hansen Ranch

Hansen Ranch is a great open area, safe for kids and has a relatively natural setting.   We will meet on or by the levee at the northwestern corner of Hansen Ranch.  To access this location enter through the (open) gate off of West 6th Street located a little north of Ascot Avenue.

DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP   Volunteers can park their cars along the gravel roadway that leads up to the levee.   To register for this site, please call or email Melinda [email protected] or 916-212-6589.

Raley Bridge North of Santa Ana – Magpie Creek Registration Link

Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.(30 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP   Park at the Kelly Moore Paint parking lot in the back.

Natomas Crossing Registration Link

Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.

Site Leader No Longer Needed here.  

Natomas Crossing has ample parking in any of the gravel/paved areas and around the gate on Truxel.   There is additional parking on the north side of Truxel.   A good site for families, it has a wide gravel road and additional bike path.   At this location there are multiple options for cleaning both sides of the canal, and working north and south.   Your site leader will give you instructions and get you started. (40 volunteer capacity).

DIRECTIONS: Pass the Home Depot Shopping Center on the left and park adjacent to California Family Fitness.  See MAP.

Fong Ranch Road behind Natomas High School Registration Link

Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.
Located along the RD1000 Main Drain this site is safe for young people with no car traffic.   There is a wide area at the top of the levee where kids can safely clean.  At this site there are options to clean both sides of the levee along the banks.   Cleaners need to stay along the tops of the levee.   Steep banks to the water.  No poison oak. (30 volunteer capacity).

Directions: Park where Fong Ranch Road dead ends at the barricade  See MAP.

Camp Pollock near American River Registration Link

Help Sacramento Valley Conservancy improve Camp Pollock.  Directions, waiver form and more information are at the ‘join’ link.  Please call Evan Griffiths at 916 974-4337 or 562 673-7604 if you have any questions about this site.

Azevedo Dr. at Bannon Creek Parkway Registration Link

Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.
Located along a bike trail and creek, this site is safe for young people with no traffic. Volunteers will enjoy the trees, plants and wildlife along the bike trail and open space areas. No poison oak in developed areas, but be cautious along creek banks. (60 volunteer capacity).  DIRECTIONS: Meet at the covered picnic area.

Fisherman’s Lake at Del Paso Road Bridge Registration Link

Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.
Watch for car and bicycle traffic! No shade here. Not safe for children. (15 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: Meet at the bridge on the north side of the Del Paso Road bridge about one eighth of a mile west of Hovnanian Drive. SEE MAP.

San Juan Detention Basin Registration Link

Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.
A family friendly site with open space and a bike path adjacent to the cleaning area but it has water channels so children need to stay out of the water. If the dirt lot at the site is full please park at Shrike Circle and walk across San Juan at the crosswalk (30 Volunteer Capacity).
DIRECTIONS: At San Juan just east of El Centro.  SEE MAP.

West El Camino & Natomas Main Drain Registration Link

Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.  Cleanup is needed along west side of canal. (30 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP   Limited parking on north side of West El Camino on the west side of the canal. Additional parking along Grasslands Dr. north of W. El Camino with short walk across canal to site.  Check in will be at the Orchard Park at Unity Point Ave

If you would like to find out about other clean-up sites in Natomas, North Sacramento and North Highlands, please contact Melinda at 916/212-6589 or [email protected].