Creek Week 2018 is around the corner. Join Sacramento County in a countywide effort to clean-up and beautify our creeks, April 6-14. Throughout the week all ages will have the opportunity to appreciate, explore, learn and work to protect our local creeks and aquatic life. There will be plenty of fun and educational activities for the whole family to enjoy!
On April 6, the Sacramento Area Creeks Council kicks off activities with the Creek Week Splash-Off, located at the Powerhouse Science Center in Del Paso Regional Park (3615 Auburn Blvd in Sacramento). The event will showcase Mira Loma High School as the 2018 Creek Steward award winner for its Arcade Creek Project.
There will be educational events and activities all week throughout Sacramento County with the big finale on April 14. All involved are then invited to celebrate their efforts at Carmichael Park (5750 Grant Avenue) from noon to 2 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Red Shoe Entertainment. Volunteers will also enjoy a free lunch and t-shirt.
Volunteers are responsible for making the Creek Week experience work. Last year, more than 2,000 volunteers removed more than 19 tons of trash from neighborhood creeks and the Delta.
You can be part of an area-wide volunteer effort to improve and enhance our urban waterways by removing trash and invasive plants to help support a healthy creek system by volunteering for this annual spring cleaning of our waterways.
For more information on Creek Week activities and to find out how you can volunteer, go to the Creek Week website.