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Carmichael and Arden Arcade
2013 Creek Week Registration Is Now Open
Register using the Online Form to the left. Your information will be sent to our administrative volunteers who will contact you within 3 business days to confirm your clean-up site location, provide you with instructions, and answer any questions you may have.
Public clean-up sites in Carmichael and Arden-Arcade are listed below. Please tell us your preferred choice on the form. You will be assigned to a location as space allows.
Please report at 9:00am sharp on Saturday, April 13th to your confirmed clean-up site. Your team leader will provide you with instructions, garbage bags and help get you started.
Use the checklist below so that you come prepared against the natural and man-made elements. Please come prepared to get a little muddy. Most of the clean-up sites have poison oak.
- Your own drinking water
- A bucket or re-usable shopping bag to collect light trash (per person)
- Comfortable, washable clothes
- Long pants and long sleeves
- Hat and Sunscreen
- Gloves (work or gardening type)
- Shoes that can get wet and muddy
- Waterproof boots (optional)
- Grabbing tool or rake (optional)
IMPORTANT: All children must be with a responsible adult as the debris, water, or slippery stream banks may be hazardous. If you bring a child or group of children, your most important job is to supervise and keep them safe. Collecting trash is secondary for adults in charge of children.
Thank you for making it possible for them to have this experience!
Clean-up Site Locations:
Caution: Poison oak, areas of steep banks, and deep water. Do NOT clean along Winding Way - unsafe. (40 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Park at the stadium parking lot off College Oak north of Winding Way.
Caution: Poison oak. This site is for individuals or groups of no more than 3. (15 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Park just beyond 5901 Rosebud Lane in the lot by the creek.
Caution: Poison oak. A canoe or raft with a designated leader are needed to clean upstream. A maximum of 3 watercraft.
The designated leader would be required to attend the site leaders' evening workshop on Thursday, April 11 to get supplies and instructions. Please note in the comment section of your registration that you will lead your group.
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Park at the end of Pasadena by the pedestrian bridge.
Caution: Poison oak. (20 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Park in the parking lot.
After reporting at 8:45 you may be assigned to another creek location nearby to which you will drive. Adults and older teens may be assigned to remove ivy that is choking some of the park’s trees. Tools and gloves will be provided. (40 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Report at 8:45! Park in the parking lot.
Print, complete and bring Park District WAIVER. Adults and older teens only. Some treacherous terrain. One more group needed - no more than 5 people
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Park in the school parking lot.
Caution: Homeless camps. No young children. Lots of walking. (50 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP Continue on Ethan Way until it dead-ends into the parking lot by the Cal Expo RV lot.
Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER. Caution: Poison oak, areas of steep banks, and deep water. No children under 12. (30 volunteer capacity)
Directions: SEE MAP Park in the parking lot for the ball field close to the creek.
Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.
Caution: Poison oak, areas of steep banks, and deep water. No children under 15. A leader and group of mostly adults are needed
to clean downstream from this spot. Please note in the comment section of your registration that you will lead your group, and
you will be given information about the April 11 evening workshop to get supplies and instructions. (20 volunteer capacity)
Directions: SEE MAP Parking is limited along Park Road so carpooling is encouraged.
This is a challenging spot. Steep banks, poison oak and lots of trash.
From 6 to 12 volunteers are needed here.
Directions: SEE MAP Park at the end of Palm Ave. by Mountain Mike's Pizza.
This is not a creek. It is a good place for people who want to pick up litter but cannot negotiate creek banks. One or two more volunteers are needed to help Randy and Maureen with general clean-up of the park. They will be waiting for you as you enter the parking lot near the park office buildings. SEE MAP
Volunteers Wanted for Manhole Labeling
Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) has partnered with the Sacramento Area Creeks Council (SACC) to implement protective measures and activities targeted towards keeping area local waterways clean. A volunteer team of 2 is needed to work with SASD employee volunteers to label sewer manholes and pipelines that are near the American River to make them easily identifiable. Volunteers will be asked to sign a SASD waiver when they arrive. Labels will be adhered to manhole lids that include SASD's name, 24-hour dispatch number, and a location grid number. Sewer pipelines that are not underground will also be marked with a message to inform passers-by to call SASD immediately if they notice a leak or crack in the sewer pipeline or manhole. SEE MAP
The Great American River Clean-Up is on Saturday, April 20th