Annual Creek Cleanup
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Annual Creek Cleanup
Saturday May 13
Join us for the 28th Annual Creek Cleanup on Saturday, May 13 in downtown Walnut Creek.
Continental breakfast at 8:45. Registration check-in at 9:00.
Advance registration is now required and attendance is limited. If you register and later find you can't come, please cancel your reservation so someone else can use it.ALL PARTICIPANTS must have a waiver form. Click here to download a form and get more details about the cleanup.
Photos of the 2016 creek cleanup are available here.
Creek Restoration Project Continues in Civic Park April 8
For our Saturday, April 8 workday, we'll care for our new plants and start clearing next year's restoration area. No experience is required -- just a desire to make the creek a better place for both humans and wildlife. Join us for some rewarding work, camaraderie, and a brief talk about an aspect of the work we're doing.
For more information about workdays
To sign up, contact us.
Photos of past restoration days
Creek Cleanup for the Salmon Was a Success
Since salmon need clean water both to live in and reproduce, we cleaned up an area of Walnut Creek where salmon usually come to spawn. Because of the homeless camps nearby, there were a lot of large objects like grocery carts, old clothing, and luggage, along with a lot of cigarette butts and fragments of packaging. We didn't see a single plastic bag, however. We were not able to remove all the trash, but it's a lot cleaner than it was and we'll return next year.
Volunteers picking up trash at the 2016 cleanup
Volunteers pause after planting pipevines to feed pipevine swallowtail butterflies.
Volunteers cleaned up the creek for the salmon on October 29.
Ivy removal volunteers in San Ramon Creek on Community Service Day 2016
The volunteer on the left is measuring a pebble, while the one on the right is reaching into the water to select one.
Placing sandbags in the bypass channel to divert the flow into the natural channel, August 2016
Volunteers cutting arundo below the Creekwalk