Come Join us for

Photograph of a child exploring and learning about a storm drain
Creek explorations,

Photograph of children cleaning up a creek
cleaning up,

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

Photograph of children participating in a homemade boat race
and FUN!

Photograph of adults and children cleaning up Doyle Park 

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.

Sonoma County's 5th Annual Re-Leaf (family friendly)
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now." - Chinese Proverb. Help the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation plant hundreds of native trees and plants along the Laguna in Santa Rosa at Irwin Creek. It’s like a walk-a-thon except we plant trees instead of walk miles! Volunteers ask friends, family, and co-workers to support them by donating money to help the Foundation’s tree planting restoration project. After all your hard work, we will celebrate with a pizza party provided by the generosity of our Gifts In-Kind Sponsors!

Date: Saturday April 5, 2014.

Time: 9:00 AM - noon

For Details: Click Here or Contact us at releaf@lagunafoundation.org or (707) 527-9277 ext.107

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

Earth Day on the Greenway (ages 5 to adult)
Celebrate Earth Day's 44th birthday on the Prince Memorial Greenway. Help with a clean up of Santa Rosa Creek, native plant care, and trail maintenance. Tools and refreshments provided.

Date: Saturday April 19, 2014

Time: 9:30-11:30 AM.

Location: Meet at the Olive Park footbridge. From W. 3rd St. turn south onto Wilson/Railroad St. left onto Hazel St. On-street parking..

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

Piner Creek Earth Day (ages 5 to adult)
Pitch in for Mother Earth during an afternoon creek clean up. For more information click here for a flyer, contact Michelle Keip at 544-2673 or creeks@wellspringai.com. Bring gloves and water. Tools and bags provided.

Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM.

Location: Meet at 1808-B Empire Ind. Ct., Santa Rosa, West of Coffey Lane, one block north of Piner Road.

Contact: Michelle Keip at 544-2673 or creeks@wellspringai.com. .

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 at 545-2224.

Date: Saturday April 26 (Rain Day May 3), 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.

Whitewater Rodeo on Santa Rosa Creek (ages 5 to adult)
Build a toy boat and race it down the shallow rapids. Wear shoes that can get wet (no sandals). Laughs and prizes, everyone is a winner! Don't have time to build a boat? Materials and assistance will be available that morning to craft your own vessel.

Date: Saturday June 21, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM- noon.

Location: Meet at Pierson Street bridge, near #5 Pierson St. between W. 3rd St. and W. 6th St..

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



 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
Photograph of a child with household chemicals removed from the creek during a creek clean-up
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