KIDS CREEK CARE

Kids Creek Care engages youth within the watershed in which they live to learn about their watershed and take action to protect it. Currently, two Kids Creek Care projects are underway, one in Sonoma County and the other in Mendocino County.


SONOMA COUNTY

Two important Russian River tributaries flow through several diverse, economically disadvantaged southwest neighborhoods in southwest Santa Rosa: Colgan Creek and Roseland Creek. Our environmental educational and “take action” project is designed to improve water quality protection within the two watersheds, and establish “youth action groups” for continued water quality protection advocacy and stewardship activities.  We launched our first Kids Creek Care cleanup event in Colgan Creek on Sunday, September 26, 2021, during Creek Week.  We had many members from the community join us and our partners, the City of Santa Rosa and Evirichment, to help pick up litter and work to keep our creeks clean. It was an enjoyable day, and is the first in a series of creek cleanups planned for Colgan and Roseland Creeks in Southwest Santa Rosa as part of our watershed stewardship activities in the Russian River basin.  Sign up on our mailing list if you would like to be notified of future events.

MENDOCINO COUNTY

In December 2021, we plan a Kids Creek Care “take action” project in the Otis R. Johnson Wilderness Park in Fort Bragg within the Pudding Creek Watershed, a coastal stream in Mendocino County. We will be planting small redwoods and other local forest native plants and displaceing invasive acacias as well as other non-native herbaceous plants that are invading this small urban park on the wildland interface.   Please contact us if you would like to become involved and help protect this beautiful park.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.