Annual Creek Cleanup
How to Volunteer
Creeks Master Plan
Wildlife in the Creeks
Otters and Beavers
Winter Restoration WorkdaysWe are transforming a weedy area of creek bank in Civic Park into a meadow of wildflowers and native grasses. Join us for some rewarding work, camaraderie, and sometimes a brief talk about an aspect of creek ecology. No experience is required -- just a desire to make the creek a better place for both humans and wildlife.
Our recent progress: In November we prepared an area for sheet mulching. In December, an Eagle Scout planted the area we had sheet mulched a couple of years ago. On January 13, we'll weed last year's area and plant more grass and flowers.
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Photos of past restoration days
The Eagle Scout project crew planting and watering native grass seedlings. This roughly doubled the size of the restored area.
Volunteers pose at
the edge of the area
they cleared of grass at the November restoration day.
they planted water-loving plants down near the water level.
Water quality monitors practice making weather observations at a site on Marsh Creek. Later we tried making observations on aquatic bugs for the first time.
The volunteer on the left is looking up GIS information on his phone to include on our data sheet. The fish to be recorded are in the bucket.
Crew 5 poses with some of the trash from their area at the 2017 creek cleanup. Yes, it's just some -- the lawn chair and several other sizable items are missing.