Annual Creek Cleanup
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Annual Creek CleanupCreek Restoration Workdays
Saturday, May 12
9:00 am - Noon
Pre-registration required at
We 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: This winter we prepared a new area for sheet mulching and later mulched it. An Eagle Scout planted the area we had sheet mulched a couple of years ago. In February, we weeded last year's area and planted more grass and flowers in it.
During the summer, we'll continue to care for the planted areas and do arundo removal.
For more information about workdays
To sign up, contact us.
Photos of past restoration days
Crew 2 crosses the creek at the 2017 cleanup
These girls are removing the last grass seedlings from the tray to plant them.
The Eagle Scout project crew
planting and watering native grass seedlings. This roughly
doubled the size of the restored area.
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.