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Education & OutreachCreeks

Volunteers install native plants near Mission Creek at Oak ParkYouth education and community outreach are essential to the long-term success of the Creeks Division’s efforts to restore creeks and improve water quality. It's up to each of us to help keep our creeks and beaches clean!

Community Events

The community is invited to participate in creek and beach clean-ups, the California Coastal Commission's Adopt-a-Beach program, native planting days, the annual Creek Week celebration, and more!

The Creeks Division also provides informational tables at local events including the Earth Day Festival, the Harbor & Seafood Festival, and others.

Youth Education

Youth watershed education programs and field trips are provided to local schools at no cost through Explore Ecology (a program of Art From Scrap), or by special arrangement with Creeks Division staff.

Explore Ecology programs include in-class presentations and trips to the Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. To schedule a presentation for your class, contact Explore Ecology directly at (805) 884-0459 x16.

Creeks Advisory Committee

Interested community members are invited to attend monthly Creeks Advisory Committee meetings, watch them on City TV or online, and apply to serve on the Committee to help assist and advise staff, the Parks and Recreation Commission, and City Council on Creeks Division projects and programs.

Sign up to receive Creeks Advisory Committee Meeting Notices.

Creeks Division E-News

The Creeks Division sends out a monthly email newsletter with project and program updates, volunteer opportunities, and more. Past newsletters are archived here.

Sign up for our monthly e-Newsletter.

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2014