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Creek explorations,

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cleaning up,

Photograph of children planting native plants, and trees for creek restoration
creek restoration,

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and FUN!

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Events Calendar

Please join us at any of the educational or creek clean-up events listed below.  This page contains the latest information on the City of Santa Rosa's Storm Water Team’s activities in the community.  For help organizing a creek clean-up with your neighborhood, school, community group, or business please call (707)-543-3845 or email ableifuss@srcity.org.  Creek clean-ups are great community service projects for students (Need Service Hours?).  If you have other creek related activities you would like to add, please contact us.

 Storm Water and Creeks Calendar

First Saturday Cleanup on Prince Memorial Greenway (ages 5 to adult)
On the first Saturday of every month help take care of restored Santa Rosa Creek flowing through the heart of downtown. The Greenway provides a home for river otter, kingfishers, egrets, and steelhead trout as well as parks, public art, and recreation along the six mile creek trail. Clean-up supplies provided.

Date: First SATURDAY of each month

Time: 10:00 AM - noon

Location: Meet at Olive Park..

Contact: For more information visit www.firstsaturdaycleanup.org.

Get Involved with the Laguna Keepers
Laguna Keepers are the Laguna Foundation's habitat restoration volunteers. Each month, they give the Laguna a little hands-on love! Volunteers assist in willow sprigging, exotic plant removal, native plant and tree planting, trails construction and maintenance, and restoration project monitoring. Little or no experience or knowledge is needed, training is provided. Joining the LagunaKeepers is a fun way to participate while enjoying the outdoors.
Keepers meet at locations throughout the Laguna, but workdays are always on a Saturday, 9am - noon. Be sure to wear shoes & clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Only heavy rain cancels. Snacks are on us, but do bring gloves, water, and a friend!  No RSVP required.

Date: Saturdays

Time: 9:00 AM - Noon

Location: See Event Calendar.

Contact: John Guardino at (707) 527-9277 x108 or email john@lagunafoundation.org.

5th Annual Creek Week Celebration (Family Fun)
A week-long celebration of our local creeks with educational and adventurous activities for everyone. All of our creeks are part of a rich and diverse system that provides water supply, wildlife habitat, flood protection, recreation and open space!

Date: September 20 through 28, 2014.

Events: Visit the Creek Week website at www.srcity.org/creekweek for events, times and locations.

Park-A-Month Volunteer Program (family friendly)
Discover a new park every month. The Park-A-Month Volunteer Program offers fun, family-friendly events where residents can make a difference in their parks. For students looking for volunteer opportunities to earn community service hours, we recommend checking the listings on the Parks Volunteer Hub page. You can sign up online!

Date: The 2nd Saturday of the month from March to October.

Time: 9:00 AM - noon, rain or shine

For Details: Click Here

30th Annual Sonoma County Coast and Creek Clean Up (ages 5 and up)
Keep the beaches clean! Join the 30th Annual Sonoma County Creek and Coast Clean Up. Santa Rosa's 100 miles of creeks flow to the Russian River and then out to the Pacific Ocean. Up to 80 % of ocean debris originates from land-based sources. Gloves, tools, and snacks provided. For information on beach and creek cleanups for Sonoma County contact Coastwalk at 707-829-6689.

Date: Saturday September 20, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Location: Meet at Doyle Park at the Doyle Park Drive entrance, south of Sonoma Ave..

Contact: Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or ableifuss@ci.santa-rosa.ca.us.

Sierra Park Creek Clean Up (ages 6 to adult)
Continue the care of this little creek with Strawberry School, scouts, and neighbors on Bennett Valley Clean Up Day. Call Bennett Valley Vision for info on other neighborhood projects 545-2224.

Date: Saturday September 27, 2014

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM.

Location: Meet at Strawberry School, 2311 Horseshoe Drive.

Contact: Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or ableifuss@ci.santa-rosa.ca.us. .

Family and Friends Day on the Prince Greenway (all ages welcome)
Explore the treasures along Santa Rosa Creek with Environmental Educator Stephanie Lennox. Fun activities for the kids while following the creek trails through downtown Santa Rosa.

Date: Saturday October 18, 2014

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 AM.

Location: Olive Park footbridge. Near 105 Olive Street. On-street parking.

Contact: Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or ableifuss@ci.santa-rosa.ca.us.

Flat Rock Park Volunteer Days (ages 8 and up)
Help take care of the Brush Creek Restoration Area and Flat Rock Park. Learn about native California riparian plants and how they provide food and shelter for fish and wildlife. Heavy rain cancels, in light rain the work continues.

Date: Saturday November 8 & Saturday December 13, 2014

Time: 9:30-noon.

Location: Meet at Flat Rock footbridge ~4227 Flat Rock Circle (east on Hwy 12 past Brush Creek Rd, rt on Streamside Dr, rt on Wayvern Dr).

Contact: Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or ableifuss@ci.santa-rosa.ca.us.

7th Annual MLK National Day of Service on Piner Creek (all ages welcome)
Bring out your community spirit to help clean up Piner Creek. Meet at Movement Oasis & walk to Piner Creek. 1:00 - 3:00 pm Creek Clean up and 3:00 - 4:00 pm Watershed Education for kids and snacks for volunteers.

Date: Monday January 19, 2015

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Location: 1808-B Empire Industrial Court (west of Coffey Lane, one block north of Piner Road).

Contact: Michelle Keip, Lead Steward at 544-2673 or info@movementoasis.com.

 

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 Join a Creek clean-up

Person holding a newt from the creek; click on the newt to link to Creek Stewardship Activities
Please help clean-up creeks. Trash does not belong in them! CLICK ON THE NEWT TO LINK to Recreations Adventure Guide for all the Creek Stewardship Activities listed there.  It's a ready to print one page list of most of our clean-ups and activities!

Photograph of volunteers with a tire removed from the creek during a creek clean-up
Photograph of a child holding a boom box removed from the creek during a clean-up
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Photograph of children with trash removed from the creek during a creek clean-up
Photograph of children with teddy bears removed from the creek during a creek clean-up