Sacramento Picks it Up – Mather Vernal Pools Trash Dash

01/29/2023 09:00 - 12:00

Location: South of Mather Field Lake Regional Park

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Difficulty Level: 1 – 2

Event Name: Mather Vernal Pools Trash Dash


Join SPIU yet again at the Mather Vernal Pools to clean up trash and create County 311 reports for any illegally dumped piles we find!

Sacramento Splash, ( is starting their seasonal tours during this wet phase of the fragile vernal pool ecosystem with trash in and near the pools.

Sacramento Picks It Up aims to help clean, protect and preserve these fragile pools.

The school kids on Sac Splash’s tours deserve to experience a trash-free environment while learning about this natural area!

Because they are located in a less developed area in Rancho Cordova, Zinfandel Drive and the dirt road where we will meet for the clean up is ripe for illegal dumping as well as wind blown trash and litter from partiers.

Bring: gloves and grabbers and buckets if you have them. All bags are provided by Sacramento County Regional Parks, as well as the pick up of our piles!

Directions and parking:

The vernal pools are at the end of Zinfandel arrive off of HWY 50 where Zinfandel turns into a dirt/gravel road!

Enter Mather Field Lake Regional Park into your GPS, however this is NOT the location of the cleanup

KEEP DRIVING down Zinfadel Drive until it turns into that dirt road.

This is where we will park, have our pre-cleanup chat and disperse to pick up trash!

There is plenty of parking, and no fee.

This is a level 1-2 cleanup, and some areas may be muddy. Rubber boots may help, only in certain areas.

As always, volunteer activities are performed at your own risk. Waivers are required unless already on file with SPIU, we will have them available!

Free SPIU bumper sticker

for your car or bucket for anyone who attends.

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