KIDS CREEK CARE FOR COLGAN AND ROSELAND CREEKS, SONOMA COUNTY
Conservation Works recently wrapped up its 2021-2022 Kids Creek Care Russian River program (Creek Care). This program engaged youth and community members in environmental education and take-action projects focusing on the two important Russian River tributaries, Colgan Creek and Roseland Creek, that flow through the diverse, economically disadvantaged neighborhoods of southwest Santa Rosa.
The Creek Care program included two elements:
- Creek Cleanups were take-action activities that engaged youth and the community with the hands-on conservation activity of removing trash from Colgan and Roseland Creeks.
- The Creek Care Youth Action Group (CCYAG), a no-cost series of events for Santa Rosa teens, met from February through May 2022. Participants studied watershed characteristics and learned about water quality, habitat assessment, and surveyed plants and wildlife. The program also emphasized conservation careers and environmental advocacy to local government. See a video about the CCYAG here.
The Creek Care program was made possible by the generous grant from the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment and generous support from the City of Santa Rosa and Sonoma Water Creek Stewardship Program.