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Natomas, North Sacramento, North Highlands

Volunteer Instructions

2020 Volunteer Registration Opens February 15th.


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


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 “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 different location as space allows.


Please review the checklist to the left to come prepared.


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 site. Your team leader will provide you with instructions, garbage bags and help get you started.


Clean-up Site Locations

American River at Tiscornia Beach  Volunteer

Meet under the green Jibboom Street Bridge at 9:00 am sharp! If the river is running high, this area may not be accessible. You will be notified if the location is changed due to high waters.  Map (40 volunteer capacity)

Azevedo Dr. at Bannon Creek Parkway   Volunteer

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.

Camp Pollock near American River   Volunteer

Help Sacramento Valley Conservancy improve Camp Pollock.  Directions: See MAP.

Fisherman’s Lake at Del Paso Road Bridge   Volunteer

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.


Hansen Ranch Volunteer

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.

Magpie and Don Julio Creeks at McClellan Business Park   Volunteer

Volunteers please report at 8:30 to the AECOM field office trailer located off of Patrol Road on the west side of the former base at the main Groundwater Treatment Plant Facility. You will be assigned to a team and nearby creek section which you may drive to. (50 volunteer capacity) DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP which shows the turn in point off of Patrol Rd.

Natomas Crossing   Volunteer

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.

Raley Bridge North of Santa Ana – Magpie Creek   Volunteer

Directions: SEE MAP   Park at the Kelly Moore Paint parking lot in the back. (30 volunteer capacity)

San Juan Detention Basin   Volunteer

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.

Steelhead Creek at Jefferson Avenue  Volunteer

Volunteers here must be 15 and older. Not safe for children. Large quantities of homeless trash to collect. Volunteers must wear closed toed shoes, long sleeves and pants, work gloves and be prepared for hard and dirty work. Meet at the east end of Jefferson Avenue at the levee at 9:00 sharp! (50 volunteer capacity) MAP

West El Camino & Natomas Main Drain   Volunteer

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].