About Us

The Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership (SSQP) is a multi-jurisdictional
program made up of Sacramento County and the incorporated cities of Sacramento,
Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, and Rancho Cordova, educating and
encouraging the community to protect local waterways from the impacts of urban
run-off, which flows untreated from storm drains to creeks, streams and rivers.

What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is rain that flows over land or impervious surfaces, such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, and does not soak into the ground. In urban areas less rain is able to infiltrate into the ground, thus creating urban runoff and picking up pollutants along the way. Stormwater carries pollutants such as trash, pet waste, and garden chemicals into nearby storm drains, which eventually flows into waterways untreated. This harms the quality of our waterways.

Learn more

Ways to Protect Water

We need your help to protect our local waters!

Water pollution primarily comes from residents and you
are the most important solution to stormwater pollution.
Learn how you can help prevent stormwater pollution
and improve our community.

Take Action

Mercury

Mercury is very toxic to people and wildlife, and some of its uses have resulted in widespread contamination of the environment. Let’s work together to protect and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods and throughout the community for our enjoyment now…and for our children’s enjoyment in the future.

Stop pollution at the source:

Learn more
Mercury

Pesticides

Using less or non-toxic alternatives in your garden is important for a healthy garden, the beneficial bugs, our waterways, and our ecosystem. Let’s work together to protect and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods and throughout the community for our enjoyment now…and for our children’s enjoyment in the future.

Stop pollution at the source:

Learn more
Pesticides

Pet Waste

When pet waste is improperly disposed of, it can be picked up by stormwater runoff and washed into storm drains then directly to the river without being treated. Let’s work together to protect and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods and throughout the community for our enjoyment now…and for our children’s enjoyment in the future.

Stop pollution at the source:

Learn more
Pet Waste

Trash

Litter from sidewalks, streets, parking lots, and nature areas eventually find its way into our rivers. Let’s work together to protect and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods and throughout the community for our enjoyment now…and for our children’s enjoyment in the future.

Stop pollution at the source:

Learn more
Trash
  • icon5
  • Mercury

  • icon8
  • Pesticides

  • icon7
  • Pet Waste

  • icon9
  • Trash

Events Calendar

< 2024 >
June
«
»
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
May
May
May
May
May
May
1
  • Elk Grove Anti-Trash – Pinkerton Park Plus Laguna Creek
    09:00 -12:00
    06/01/2024

    Picking up where we left off (sort of  ), we will meet at Pinkerton Park on June 1 to get an area that needs help once in awhile.
    We will fan out in all directions, clean the park, the trails, the creek (mud boots may be needed), and hit Lewis Stein, Michener Way, and West Stockton.
    The terrain varies so wear appropriate shoes for slopes and fields.
    Elk Grove is worth the work!
    New to cleanups? Please arrive early to get signed in and get gear. If you have supplies, please bring your own gloves, buckets, bags, but we have items for you. Buckets, gloves, grabbers, vests, bags.
    Please wear appropriate clothing, boots 🥾 or closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, hats, and bring your own water.
    All cleanups are done at your own risk, but safety first! Our trash safety talk starts promptly at 9:00 am.
    See you soon!!
    Let’s Clean Elk Grove together!

  • RCWA – Arcade Crk Cleanup @ Norwood (17.0)
    09:00 -12:00
    06/01/2024-07/01/2024

    This Cleanup will be funded in part by a City of Sacramento Community Action Grant awarded by the Stormwater Quality Improvement Program. We would like to sincerely thank the City of Sacramento.
    Our apologies, but this will be an 18 and Over Event due to numerous active encampments in the area.
    We will continue to remove piles of trash in this stretch of Arcade Creek. This event will be conducted in coordination with the folks at Forensiclean who have graciously agreed to haul off all of the trash and encampment debris collected from this area!
    Sturdy, waterproof boots, long sleeves and long pants are recommended. Folks desiring to enter the creek will need waterproof boots, hip or chest waders. This will be an easy to difficult level event with uneven terrain. RCWA will provide bags, but please bring along your grabbers, buckets, cultivators, rakes, shovels and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available.
    As with all events shared on RCWA, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose” as Bill Templin says.
    Thank you!
    River City Waterway Alliance
    “Restoring & Protecting Our Waterways”
    Instagram @RiverCityWaterwayAlliance
    Link to Events:
    https://www.facebook.com/rivercitywaterwayalliance/events
    Link to YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/@rivercitywaterwayalliance4646
  • Sac Picks it Up – Dixieanne Clean Up!
    09:00 -12:00
    06/01/2024

    Join us for another low-barrier neighborhood cleanup in the Dixieanne neighborhood! We’ll have all the tools you need please feel free to bring as many people as you like and this is a great project if you need service hours!

2
  • RCWA – American River Cleanup @ Sunrise Bridge North
    09:00 -12:00
    06/02/2024

    We are need to go back to this beautiful section of the American River Parkway to clean many abandoned camps, along steep banks near the Sunrise Bridge, that CoParks have already been through cleaning with the bobcat. We cleaned under the bridge back on 7/9/2023 (https://youtu.be/w4BYBgTg__k). That area needs a little work, but our focus will be working along many trails and hidden areas under thick a tree canopy nearby.
    Free parking passes will be available at Sacramento Bar Park river access. We will then hike a short distance to our cleanup site under the bridge. (Directions: Sunrise Blvd, west on Fair Oaks then south on Pennsylvania Ave at River Rat Raft Rentals. This road will take you down to the parkway parking lot)
    This area of the river is truly beautiful and an after cleanup dip will refresh us all. Maybe a picnic would be nice.
    The areas on the hill will range in difficulty from moderate to hard, and may not be suitable for children under the age of 16, but here will be something for almost everyone in the beautiful areas along the river and picnic areas nearby. Children must be supervised by an adult.
    We will provide bags, but please bring along your sturdy footwear, grabbers, buckets, and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available. If there is water in the creek, participants will be required to wear rain boots or waders if they intend to get into the water. Entry into any waters is always optional.
    As with all events shared on our Page, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose”!, as Bill Templin says. Thank you! 
    River City Waterway Alliance
3
4
5
6
  • RCWA – Discovery Park Woodlands Cleanup
    08:00 -11:00
    06/06/2024

    WE WILL BE STARTING AT 8AM TO BEAT THE HEAT.
    We will park in the Archery range parking lot. Parking passes will be available there. (If the park is still closed we will meet at Jibboom Street entrance).
    We will continue cleaning where we left off last time. We will be cleaning trails and camps that have previously been cleared by County staff. Lots of smalls and trash hiding in bramble. This will be an easy hike with lots of trash. Something for everyone in this beautiful section of the river. RCWA will provide bags, but please bring along your sturdy footwear, grabbers, buckets, and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available.
    As with all events shared on RCWA, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose”!
    Thank you!
    River City Waterway Alliance
    “Restoring & Protecting Our Waterways”
    Instagram @RiverCityWaterwayAlliance
7
  • ARPF – Invasive Plant Patrol Meet Up
    08:30 -12:00
    06/07/2024

     Ready to tackle those pesky plants? Join our Invasive Plant Patrol on June 7th, and let’s show those invaders who’s boss! We’ll be surveying and pulling Broom plants, so grab your friends, coworkers, and family, and let’s pull together for a day of environmental stewardship on the Parkway! 🌱✨
    **All ages and skill levels are welcome**
  • RCWA – Ali’s Friday Arcade Crk Cleanup
    09:00 -12:00
    06/07/2024

    Please join Ali for this MAINTENANCE MODE cleanup of Arcade Creek near Arcade Creek Park. We will continue to partner with Arcade Creek – Adopt A Creek Project to focus on another infamously trashed stretch of this 16.2 mile creek.
    We will park on Cameron Ranch Drive, then walk to the creek and work downstream of Garfield Avenue. When parking, please give plenty of clearance for driveways and trash bins.
    Please bring lots of water and only do what you are comfortable doing. As always, you can leave whenever you want or need. This cleanup location has some challenging access spots into the creek and may require a rope to get into the channel, however, there are some flat spots as well for easy pickings.
    We will provide bags, but please bring along your sturdy waterproof footwear, grabbers, buckets, and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available. If you have a cultivator or shovel, those could also be handy. There will be water in the creek in some spots. Participants will be required to wear rain boots or waders if they intend to get into the water. The water shouldn’t be too chilly this time of year. Entry into any waters is always optional.
    As with all events shared on our Page, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose”!, as Bill Templin says. Thank you! 
    Arcade Creek Adopt-A-Creek Project
    https://www.facebook.com/ArcadeCreekAACP
8
  • Sacramento Picks It Up – Mckinley Park Trash Dash
    09:00 -12:00
    06/08/2024
    Plan to come out on Saturday, June 8th for our monthly Trash Dash. We will have members of Sacramento’s Professional Finishers Union District Council 16 helping us, and providing coffee and donuts at 9:00 am. Plan to come out and enjoy some breakfast before we all work to clean things up around McKinley Park. Mother Nature has a sunny day in store for us! This is a very family friendly event, and also a great opportunity for any local students to get community service credits.
    Our awesome Parks team will be out with the Tool Trailer so we can really get things done—such as pruning some of the landscape plants and cleaning up planting beds.
    Come out, meet some new friends and make our neighborhood shiny. Our group will be out there from 9 am until noon, meeting up by the duck pond. Bring work gloves if you have them, and stay hydrated!
    Look for our signs at the park! And for volunteers to check in, the city has gone paperless. Here is the link for the event:
    http://apm.activecommunities.com/…/Activity_Search/23622
    Please go into the link before coming to the event. You can register and say you’ll be at the Trash Dash, no paper form to fill out.
  • RCWA – Robla Creek Cleanup 2.0
    09:00 -12:00
    06/08/2024-07/08/2024

    This Cleanup will be funded in part by a City of Sacramento Community Action Grant awarded by the Stormwater Quality Improvement Program. We would like to sincerely thank the City of Sacramento.
    RCWA will once again partner with Robla Park Community Association (RPCA) to remove trash and debris from Robla Creek, a small waterway that flows into Steelhead Creek.
    Please park along the street at the intersection of Claire Ave. & Sully St. and arrive early to sign in and enjoy donuts provided by the RPCA.
    We will provide bags, but please bring along your sturdy WATERPROOF footwear, grabbers, buckets, cultivators, shovels and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available. We will concentrate both on dry land and the water channel to remove debris. There will be water in the creek, possibly fairly deep in a few spots. Participants will be required to wear rain boots or waders if they intend to get into the water. Entry into any waters is always optional.
    As with all events shared on our Page, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose”!, as Bill Templin says. Thank you! 
    Robla Park Community Association
    https://www.facebook.com/RoblaPark/photos
9
  • RCWA – Arcade Crk Cleanup @ Norwood (18.0)
    09:00 -12:00
    06/09/2024-07/09/2024

    This Cleanup will be funded in part by a City of Sacramento Community Action Grant awarded by the Stormwater Quality Improvement Program. We would like to sincerely thank the City of Sacramento.
    Our apologies, but this will be an 18 and Over Event due to numerous active encampments in the area.
    We will continue to remove piles of trash in this stretch of Arcade Creek. This event will be conducted in coordination with the folks at Forensiclean who have graciously agreed to haul off all of the trash and encampment debris collected from this area!
    Sturdy, waterproof boots, long sleeves and long pants are recommended. Folks desiring to enter the creek will need waterproof boots, hip or chest waders. This will be an easy to difficult level event with uneven terrain. RCWA will provide bags, but please bring along your grabbers, buckets, cultivators, rakes, shovels and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available.
    As with all events shared on RCWA, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose” as Bill Templin says.
    Thank you!
    River City Waterway Alliance
    “Restoring & Protecting Our Waterways”
    Instagram @RiverCityWaterwayAlliance
    Link to Events:
    https://www.facebook.com/rivercitywaterwayalliance/events
    Link to YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/@rivercitywaterwayalliance4646
10
11
12
13
  • River City Waterway Alliance – Riverdale Cleanup
    08:30 -11:30
    06/13/2024

    Park at Camp Pollock. Parking is free.
    Deborah will lead the volunteer crew around the Riverdale/Northgate area to continue mopping up new trash, as well as relics recently unearthed by County Parks and their heavy equipment. The group will start at the entrance to Camp Pollock and cleaning the woodlands nearby.
    Sturdy shoes/boots are recommended. This will be a easy level event with a short walk. RCWA will provide bags, but please bring along your grabbers, buckets, and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available.
    AGE LIMIT: This event is not suitable for minors under 16 years old. Minors older than 16 are invited, but must be supervised by a responsible adult.
    As with all events shared on RCWA, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Thank you!
    River City Waterway Alliance
    “Restoring & Protecting Our Waterways”
    Instagram @RiverCityWaterwayAlliance
    Link to Events:
    https://www.facebook.com/rivercitywaterwayalliance/events
    Link to YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/@rivercitywaterway
14
  • River City Waterway Alliance, Arcade Creek Adopt A Creek Project and Alison Dusdale-Shepherd – Arcade Creek Cleanup
    08:30 -11:30
    06/14/2024

    ****Location subject to change****
    Please join Ali for this MAINTENANCE MODE cleanup of Arcade Creek along the Jo Smith Nature Trail. We will continue to partner with Arcade Creek – Adopt A Creek Project to focus on another infamously trashed stretch of this 16.2 mile creek.
    We plan to park on Cameron Ranch Drive, then walk to the creek and work downstream of Garfield Avenue, however, be prepared for a possible location change. When parking, please give plenty of clearance for driveways and trash bins.
    Please bring lots of water and only do what you are comfortable doing. As always, you can leave whenever you want or need. This cleanup location has some challenging access spots into the creek and may require a rope to get into the channel, however, there are some flat spots as well for easy pickings.
    We will provide bags, but please bring along your sturdy waterproof footwear, grabbers, buckets, and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available. If you have a cultivator or shovel, those could also be handy. There will be water in the creek in some spots. Participants will be required to wear rain boots or waders if they intend to get into the water. The water shouldn’t be too chilly this time of year. Entry into any waters is always optional.
    As with all events shared on our Page, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose”!, as Bill Templin says. Thank you! 
    Arcade Creek Adopt-A-Creek Project
    https://www.facebook.com/ArcadeCreekAACP
15
  • Elk Grove Anti-Trash Volunteers – Sheldon Road Glowup!
    09:00 -11:00
    06/15/2024

    We all know that street trash and often times trash in landscape could end up in our drainage and waterways. Once in a while, we tackle a roadway and its landscaping to make sure Elk Grove looks tidy and trash does not make it into the storm water system.
    This is one of those street cleanups that will take us along Sheldon Road hopefully both sides of 99.
    Meet on the far side of the Carl’s Jr. parking lot closest to the Chevron station. We will definitely talk about our strategy and we’ll fan out from there.
    Safety vests   , or bright colored tops are required for this cleanup.
    Elk Grove is worth the work!
    New to cleanups? Please arrive early to get signed in and get gear. If you have supplies, please bring your own gloves, buckets, bags, but we have items for you. Buckets, gloves, grabbers, vests, bags.
    Please wear appropriate clothing, boots 🥾 or closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, hats, and bring your own water.
    All cleanups are done at your own risk, but safety first! Our trash safety talk starts promptly at 9:00 am.
    See you soon!!
    Let’s Clean Elk Grove together!
  • RCWA – Arcade Crk Cleanup @ Norwood (19.0)
    09:00 -12:00
    06/15/2024

    Our apologies, but this will be an 18 and Over Event due to numerous active encampments in the area.
    We will continue to remove piles of trash in this stretch of Arcade Creek. This event will be conducted in coordination with the folks at Forensiclean who have graciously agreed to haul off all of the trash and encampment debris collected from this area!
    Sturdy, waterproof boots, long sleeves and long pants are recommended. Folks desiring to enter the creek will need waterproof boots, hip or chest waders. This will be an easy to difficult level event with uneven terrain. RCWA will provide bags, but please bring along your grabbers, buckets, cultivators, rakes, shovels and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available.
    As with all events shared on RCWA, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose” as Bill Templin says.
    Thank you!
    River City Waterway Alliance
    “Restoring & Protecting Our Waterways”
    Instagram @RiverCityWaterwayAlliance
    Link to Events:
    https://www.facebook.com/rivercitywaterwayalliance/events
    Link to YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/@rivercitywaterwayalliance4646
16
  • River City Waterway Alliance – Bannon Island Father’s Day Cleanup
    08:30 -11:00
    06/16/2024

    What better way to honor the fathers among us or who have passed before us on this special day than by coming out and continuing the restoration of this beautiful Nature Study Area.
    We will be parking on the levee adjacent to Garden Highway very close to Interstate 5, rather than driving onto the island. This is the area we parked over the winter a few times. Feel free to stop by for any portion of the event at your leisure.
    Sturdy shoes/boots and long sleeves and long pants are recommended because of thick bramble and poison oak. This will be an easy to medium level event with a moderate walk.
    RCWA will provide bags, but please bring along your grabbers, buckets, and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available.
    As with all events shared on RCWA, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose” as Bill Templin says.
    Thank you!
    River City Waterway Alliance
    “Restoring & Protecting Our Waterways”
    Instagram @RiverCityWaterwayAlliance
17
18
19
  • RCWA – Arcade Crk Cleanup @ Norwood (20.0) with ARFCD
    08:00 -12:00
    06/19/2024

    Please note, this event is scheduled for 4 hours. However, feel free to leave whenever you’d like.
    Our apologies, but this will be an 18 and Over Event due to numerous active encampments in the area.
    We will continue removing the piles of trash in this stretch of Arcade Creek in this area. This event will be conducted in coordination with the folks at American River Flood Control District who have graciously agreed to haul off all of the trash and encampment debris collected during this event!
    Sturdy, waterproof boots, long sleeves and long pants are recommended. Folks desiring to enter the creek will need hip or chest waders. This will be an easy to difficult level event with uneven terrain.
    RCWA will provide bags, but please bring along your grabbers, buckets, cultivators, rakes and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available.
    As with all events shared on RCWA, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose” as Bill Templin says.
    Thank you!
    River City Waterway Alliance
    “Restoring & Protecting Our Waterways”
    Instagram @RiverCityWaterwayAlliance
20
21
  • River City Waterway Alliance and Alison Dusdale-Shepherd – Arcade Creek Cleanup
    08:30 -11:30
    06/21/2024

    Please join us for this cleanup of Arcade Creek near Madison Avenue. RCWA is continuing to partner with Arcade Creek – Adopt A Creek Project to focus on another infamously trashed stretch of this 16.2 mile creek.
    Please bring water and only do what you are comfortable doing. As always, you can leave whenever you want or need. Please park on the residential streets, but be sure not to block any driveways or garbage cans.
    We will park on Connecticut Drive, then cautiously walk to our cleanup spot at the creek (either via the nearby back alley there or via Madison Avenue). From there, we will follow the trash downstream, removing litter and bulk items both in the creek and adjacent thereto. This cleanup location has some challenging access spots into the creek and may require a rope to get into the channel, however, there are some flat spots as well for easy pickin’.
    The event will range in difficulty from moderate to hard and may not be suitable for children under the age of 16. There will be something for almost everyone as we will be cleaning in the creek and up above, on land.
    We will provide bags, but please bring along your sturdy footwear, grabbers, buckets, and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available. We expect there will be water in the creek, fairly deep in a few spots.. Participants will be required to wear rain boots or waders if they intend to get into the water. Entry into any waters is always optional.
    As with all events shared on our Page, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose”!, as Bill Templin says. Thank you! 
    Arcade Creek Adopt-A-Creek Project
    https://www.facebook.com/ArcadeCreekAACP
22
  • ARPF – Summer Solstice
    17:00
    06/22/2024

    We’re excited to announce that our biggest fundraiser of the year, Summer Solstice, is coming back!

    Come and join us on June 22nd, 2024, at 5 PM, for an unforgettable experience under the stars at William B. Pond Recreation Area, located on the Parkway. We’ll be announcing ticket information in the spring of 2024, so mark your calendars and get ready for an evening filled with craft cocktails, laughter, and farm-to-fork cuisine. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    We provide options for both sponsorship and donation, which play a vital role in conserving the Parkway. You can view our current sponsorship opportunities and fill out the sponsorship form HERE. or contact us directly for more information. If you’d prefer to make a donation, you can do so easily HERE. We appreciate any contribution you can make.

    For sponsorships, please contact:
    Special Events Manager: Nicole Tanimoto Email: ntanimoto@arpf.org

23
  • River City Waterway Alliance – Arcade Creek Cleanup
    08:30 -11:30
    06/23/2024

    **** Please note new parking location, however, please check up top on the levee first as closer parking might be available ***
    Our apologies, but this will be an 18 and Over Event due to numerous active encampments in the area.
    We will continue removing the piles of trash in this stretch of Arcade Creek in this area. This event will be conducted in coordination with our friends at Forensiclean who have graciously agreed to haul off all of the trash and encampment debris collected during this event!
    Sturdy, waterproof boots, long sleeves and long pants are recommended. Folks desiring to enter the creek will need hip or chest waders. This will be an easy to difficult level event with uneven terrain.
    RCWA will provide bags, but please bring along your grabbers, buckets, cultivators, rakes and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available.
    As with all events shared on RCWA, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose” as Bill Templin says.
    Thank you!
    River City Waterway Alliance
    “Restoring & Protecting Our Waterways”
    Instagram @RiverCityWaterwayAlliance
24
25
26
27
28
29
  • River City Waterway Alliance and Arcade Creek Adopt A Creek Project – Arcade Creek Cleanup
    08:30 -11:30
    06/29/2024

    **** Please note new parking location, however, please check up top on the levee first as closer parking might be available ***
    Our apologies, but this will be an 18 and Over Event due to numerous active encampments in the area.
    We will continue removing the piles of trash in this stretch of Arcade Creek in this area. This event will be conducted in coordination with our friends at Forensiclean who have graciously agreed to haul off all of the trash and encampment debris collected during this event!
    Sturdy, waterproof boots, long sleeves and long pants are recommended. Folks desiring to enter the creek will need hip or chest waders. This will be an easy to difficult level event with uneven terrain.
    RCWA will provide bags, but please bring along your grabbers, buckets, cultivators, rakes and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available.
    As with all events shared on RCWA, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Overall, be safe, have fun and get some “Exercise with a Purpose” as Bill Templin says.
    Thank you!
    River City Waterway Alliance
    “Restoring & Protecting Our Waterways”
    Instagram @RiverCityWaterwayAlliance
30
  • Elk Grove Anti Trash – Bufferlands Collaboration Clean Up 8.0
    09:00 -12:00
    06/30/2024

    We are BAACK!! A few changes to our access area to make it easier for us!
    👉🏽 Join us as we continue our collaboration with EGAT, River City Waterway Alliance (RCWA) and Sacramento Area Sewer District to clean up the Bufferlands. Sunday’s event continues our efforts to address the trash and debris buildup at Sac Sewer’s Bufferlands ecosystem.
    Have you heard of this beautiful ecosystem? Fed by several creeks, the Bufferlands can also become a graveyard for trash and debris washed down from upstream storm water systems and encampments.
    This event is our 8th in a series of cleanups, and our goal is to remove as much trash from the Bufferlands and promote efforts to prevent trash from entering the ecosystem in the future.
    Please arrive *prior* to 9:00 am. The best place to meet will be in the furthest southwest corner of the Delta Shores Shopping Center parking lot—immediately west of the “At Home” store. There is plenty of space to park in case people arrive early. From there, we will either caravan or carpool further into the site. Latecomers will not be accommodated as gates will be locked after we enter.
    If anybody needs to leave early, that will be fine, as we have a way to depart through the gates.
    Volunteers who have yet to participate with RCWA will need to arrive early to sign waivers, and everyone will need to sign the event sheet.
    Please bring your own canteen into the cleanup location. Water and Porta Potty will be available on site.
    The event will range in difficulty from easy to advanced and might not be suitable for children under the age of 16. There will be plenty of hard-core badgering (digging out the big stuff), but also lots of easy detail work along the flat floodplain and areas next to the creek.
    We will provide bags, but please bring along your sturdy footwear, grabbers, buckets, and gloves – a limited number of loaner buckets and grabbers may be available. As there is water in the creek, participants will be required to wear rain boots or waders if they intend to get into the water. Entry into any waters is always optional.
    As with all events shared on our Page, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
    Stay tuned for updates to this event as it’s hot weather dependent, thank you! Start time might change so please indicate “going” to stay updated please.
July
July
July
July
July
July
Man walking dog

Pet waste is a significant, yet preventable, water pollutant. Please clean up after your pet!

Not all bugs are bad! Learn how
good bugs can defend your home
against pests

Landscape and Nursery Expo

Businesses from all around participate in this annual event. Residents can learn various landscape techniques as well as purchase supplies, equipment, and attend educational seminars.

Tuesday, May 3

For More Information

Contact the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership at

ssqpinfo@cityofsacramento.org
Skip to content