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  • American River Parkway Clean Up
    09:00 -12:00
    10/08/2022

    This is an urgent event to clean up some of the abandoned campsites near the closed Campus Commons Golf Course.   These campsites were cleaned up by SPIU volunteers earlier this spring.  These sites were reoccupied shortly after we had cleaned them and remained occupied all summer long. We need to get these campsites cleaned up again before the rainy season starts up.

     

    We will be teaming up with Sacramento County Regional Parks. Waivers will be required and this will be for over 16 only. BYOB (bags & buckets) & G (gloves and grabbers). Bring your own water, snacks, sturdy shoes, and grubby clothes that you are ok with getting dirty.  We will have extra bags and buckets and gloves for anyone that needs anything. All volunteer activities are performed at one’s own risk, and safety is always first.

     

    Important note:  We will be parking in a different spot than previous Northrop events to avoid any issues from parking on Northrop. The new parking will be at an office complex at 567/601 University Avenue- (more secure parking) and we will walk to the cleanup site from there. This will give everyone a chance to see the work being done to improve the levees in this area.

     

    Location:  American River Pkway, Northrop Access. Parking at 567/601 University Ave.

    Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon

    Difficulty Level: 2-4

     

     

  • Steelhead Creek Clean Up Day 1
    09:00 -12:00
    10/08/2022

    This event represents Day 1 of a 6-day cleanup–the BIGGEST of the Year! State and local agencies will combine forces with Sacramento Picks It Up for the first time to remove trash from the floodplain before the water rises. We’ll pile debris ahead of power equipment cleanup to occur Oct. 10-14.

     

    Site can be muddy (no in-water work). Please bring your own water and tools (none provided).  Ages 18 and over only.  Closest address is 3 El Camino Avenue. Enter through the gate on El Camino and proceed to the floodplain below the levee road. Signs will be posted on El Camino to signal the pull-in spot. Please arrive on time because we will have to lock the gate behind us.

     

    Location: Steelhead Creek at El Camino Avenue. Closest address is 3 El Camino Ave.

    Time: 9:00 a.m.

    Difficulty Level: 3-4

  • McKinley Park Clean Up
    10:00 -12:00
    10/08/2022

    Looking forward to our monthly Trash Dash with my fellow litter getters. We are partnering with our Councilmember Jeff Harris for Adopt-A-Park Day this Saturday at McKinley Park. We will be meeting by the Covered Picnic area near the Tennis Courts starting at 9:00 am. The Parks Department will have a tool trailer and two dumpsters strategically placed for use. Activities include litter getting, landscape projects and pruning. Jeff Harris’s office is bringing coffee, hot chocolate, pastries and other goodies from Tiferet by the Park. This is a family friendly activity. See you there!

     

    Location: McKinley Park. 601 Alhambra Blvd.

    Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon

    Difficulty Level: 1

    Added Bonus: The Greek Food Festival is this weekend. Stop by to taste some amazing food and great cultural activities.

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  • Steelhead Creek Clean Up Day 2
    09:00 -12:00
    10/09/2022

    Day 2 of a 6-day cleanup–the BIGGEST of the Year! State and local agencies combine forces with SPIU for the first time to remove trash from the floodplain before the water rises. We’ll pile debris ahead of power equipment cleanup to occur Oct. 10-14.

    This will be hard work (category 3-4) and will be in the vicinity of occupied (notified) camps, but occupants are cooperative. Site is dry except right along the creek; rubber boots not necessary.

    Please bring your own water and tools (none provided). Ages 18 and over only. Closest address is 3 El Camino Avenue. Enter through the gate on El Camino and proceed to the floodplain below the levee road. Signs will be posted on El Camino to signal the pull-in spot. Please arrive on time because we will have to lock the gate behind us.

     

    Location: Steelhead Creek at El Camino Avenue. Closest address is 3 El Camino Ave.

    Time: 9:00 a.m.

    Difficulty Level: 3-4

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  • Steelhead Creek Day 3-6
    All day
    10/10/2022-10/13/2022

    Days 3, 4, 5, and 6-day of the BIGGEST cleanup of the year!  On each of these four days State and local agencies will bring in their heavy equipment to remove trash, including all of the trash gathered by SPIU volunteers on the previous Saturday and Sunday.  Any volunteer work on these four days is greatly appreciated.

     

    Please bring your own water and tools (none provided). Ages 18 and over only. Closest address is 3 El Camino Avenue. Enter through the gate on El Camino and proceed to the floodplain below the levee road. Please arrive on time because we will have to lock the gate behind us.

     

    Location: Steelhead Creek at El Camino Avenue. Closest address is 3 El Camino Ave.

    Time: 9:00 a.m.

    Difficulty Level: 3-4

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  • RegionalSan Water Treatment Plant Tour 1
    09:00 -12:00
    10/13/2022

    Interested in a FREE tour of the Sacramento Water Treatment Plant? Learn how all the trash is removed and the water is cleaned?   RegionalSan (Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant) offers a free tour to see how our water (especially our storm and creek waters) is filtered and cleaned.

     

    If interested, please visit the links below to register yourself (and hopefully others) so we can learn how our City and County process water and all the TRASH that gets in there, from our storm drains and gutters to our creeks and canals.

     

    There are two remaining dates available with limited space left. Please reserve through the link below and is first come, first served.

    • Thursday, October 13, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • AND Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    https://www.regionalsan.com/general…/tour-reservation-form

     

    Location: RegionalSan Water Treatment Plant, 8521 Laguna Station Road, Elk Grove

    Time: 9 a.m. – noon

     

    Visit their virtual our online!:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-6qneroEco

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  • Cameron Ranch Drive Clean Up
    09:00 -12:00
    10/14/2022

    A group of dedicated Carmichael residents meets each Friday on Cameron Ranch Drive at Garfield. Clean up will focus on Arcade Creek, Garfield Ave. and surrounding area. Bring waterproof boots  if you think you are inclined to get trash directly out of the creek. Parking and meet up is on Cameron Ranch Dr.

     

    Location: Cameron Ranch Drive and Garfield, Carmichael

    Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Difficulty Level: between 2 – 5, depending on the terrain you wish to focus on

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  • “MOOP Your City” Trash Collection
    09:00 -11:00
    10/15/2022

    Join this fun and festive  “MOOP Your City” trash collection event organized by Sacramento Valley Spark. What is MOOP? Coined by the Burning Man Project and further extending the ‘Leave No Trace’ motto, MOOP is an acronym for “Matter Out of Place”, a way of referring to anything that is not originally of the land on which we live and play.  Bring your gloves and bucket for this beach cleanup.

     

    Location: Sutter’s Landing Park

    Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

     

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  • Two Rivers Bike Trail Clean Up
    09:00 -12:00
    10/22/2022

    Township 9 is the start of the CA Ironman swim race. This is the final event of our river cleanups to get ready for the Oct 23 CA Ironman race. This will be a level 2 to 4 cleanup, working on the levee, banks and beaches nearby.

     

    Everyone BYO water, hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, grabbers, gloves and buckets etc. if you have them.  We will partner with Sac County Regional Parks for parking and trash removal.  This event, like all Sacramento Picks It Up! (SPIU) events, is at your own risk.

     

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    Participation in any of these events is at your own risk. If you participate in any group events promoted by SPIU, you agree to hold harmless any organizer, person, and/or organization involved.

     

    SAFETY FIRST!  We always recommend good quality gloves and use of a trash picker, plus sturdy shoes.  Terrain may be uneven, wet or muddy.  Long-sleeves, long pants and a sun-protective hat are also advised, as well as making sure you are updated on your tetanus shot.  If you are on Facebook, you can also check out the GUIDES tab for various helpful tips on gear, safety protocols and 311 requests etc.

     

    Events hosted by Sacramento Picks It Up! have a Difficulty Level assigned to them so you can choose the type of event that is best for your physical abilities and interest level. Difficulty levels are Level 1 (easy, flat terrain); Level 2 (mostly easy terrain); Level 3 (moderate terrain, “off-road” natural areas, some heavy items); Level 4 (difficult terrain, heavy items); Level 5 (very difficult terrain, mostly heavy items).

     

    All events are BYOB (buckets) & G (gloves and grabbers)!  Please also bring your own water and snacks.  Please, no dogs. Most event hosts have extra supplies to loan out if anyone needs anything.   Prior to participating in any event, we encourage you to stretch, hydrate, apply sunscreen, and make sure you are properly fueled.

    … and thank you for volunteering to clean up our city and its waterways.

     

    If you know of others who would like to be put on this email list or have any questions, please shoot us an email at sacramentopicksitup@gmail.com

     

    More information about Sacramento Picks It Up! Events can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/163602908932101/events

     

    Location: Township 9 Park, Two Rivers Bike Trail

    Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon

    Difficulty Level: 2 – 4

     

  • RegionalSan Water Treatment Plant Tour 2
    09:00 -12:00
    10/22/2022

    Interested in a FREE tour of the Sacramento Water Treatment Plant? Learn how all the trash is removed and the water is cleaned?   RegionalSan (Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant) offers a free tour to see how our water (especially our storm and creek waters) is filtered and cleaned.

     

    If interested, please visit the links below to register yourself (and hopefully others) so we can learn how our City and County process water and all the TRASH that gets in there, from our storm drains and gutters to our creeks and canals.

     

    There are two remaining dates available with limited space left. Please reserve through the link below and is first come, first served. On Thursday, October 13, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. AND Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    https://www.regionalsan.com/general…/tour-reservation-form

     

    Location: RegionalSan Water Treatment Plant, 8521 Laguna Station Road, Elk Grove

    Time: 9 a.m. – noon

     

    Visit their virtual our online!:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-6qneroEco

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