Delta Waterway Cleanups

The Delta Conservancy participates in and helps organize cleanup events to educate and promote awareness of the importance of protecting and improving water quality in the Delta. The trash that flows into the Delta is a serious water pollution problem for both humans and wildlife. At the Delta Waterway Cleanups, volunteers actively participate in water stewardship practices by cleaning up trash and preventing it from reaching waterways and, ultimately, the ocean.

Cleanups in 2024

The arms and hands of two volunteers wearing green rubber gloves collecting trash into a clear plastic trash bag along the waterline during the Creek Clean Up.

Mark your calendars for Coastal Cleanup Day on September 21, 2024! Check back this summer for information on how to participate.

For more information on the cleanups or volunteering, contact Hope Miller at 916-612-8216 or by email at

What to bring to Delta Waterway Cleanups

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • Water
  • An extra layer, like a sweater or jacket in case it’s cold. Be prepared to be outside in potentially changing weather.
Five children, some wearing gloves and some holding trash grabbers, smiling at the camera while standing on a pile of grey rocks in the middle of the green grass at the Waterway Cleanup.
A young girl wearing red sunglasses and blue gloves holding up an old plastic soda bottle toward the camera during a Waterway Cleanup.
A family with an adult man, adult woman, and two young boys who are wearing gloves and holding trash grabbers outside next to the "Delta Waterway Cleanup" banner.
An adult woman and a young boy near a creek using trash grabbers to place trash into a large orange plastic trash bag.
Six people, adults and children, standing outside next to a creek using trash grabbers to place trash into large orange plastic trash bags.
Two adult women and a young girl wearing gloves, moving a large old and damaged mattress in the grass at the Waterway Cleanup.

Creek Week

A group of 16 people standing outside after the Creek Week Waterway Cleanup. They are shown with two trash cans and 10 large orange trash bags that say "Don't Trash California."
A group from Trinity Consultants helping with the Creek Week Waterway Cleanup

Creek Week, a 30-year tradition in Sacramento County, was re-envisioned in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can stay involved by checking the Creek Week website for ways to take action year-round to protect our creeks and rivers. We can all make a difference by practicing random acts of cleanup! Taking action to remove trash from our waterways promotes creek health and benefits our Delta region!