Sunday, July 31, 2016

schedule reminder

We will conduct our routine litter survey this Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Cordova Creek spillway on the American River, see you there at 11:30 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Additional pictures

Some pics from today's  intervention

Results for today 7_27_2016 CC

Spillway water Ph 9.1, 198pcs removed, 185min., many "camping" artifacts removed, tent, bike parts, vacuum cleaner, clothing, shoes, bags, food litter, pillows, tarps, and so on. Saw toads, lizards and a duck,also m fish, as usual. Illegal campgrounds are closed, to reclaim items, check in the dumpster,  and then leave them in there, thank you.

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Dont forget, this Wednesday August 3, 2016, at an earlier than usual start time due to the warmer weather as of late,we will be counting, categorizing, photographing and removing all the visible anthropogenic discard that has accumulated since last Wednesday in the Cordova Creek spillway on the American River,  plus water Ph values are collected and observations will be made of the wildlife present within the perimeter.  So, come on out, and check it out.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Results for today Wednesday, 7_20_2016

165 pieces, AR Ph9.5, spillway Ph 8.2, 120 minutes, animals observed- toads, m. fish, lizards, biped transients. Less marine litter...heres pics..

Monday, July 18, 2016

Dont forget....

A reminder, we will be at Cordova Creek on the American River to perform our marine litter survey on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 12:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Results for today, 7_15_2016

108 pieces collected, spillway water ph 8.6, AR water ph 8.2,  95 minutes, toads, crayfish, dragonfly nymphs, mosquito fish,  and the same camper with his own trash "collection", and the spillway has a new cobblestone look.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


We will be conducting our otherwise routine litter survey at Cordova Creek spillway on the American River on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. As usual, we will collect data regarding litter quantity, as well as its individual classification. Spillway and American River water Ph values are also collected. Observations and counts of the visible aquatic and terrestrial wildlife within the survey perimeter (285 sq. meters), are also made. See you there.

Monday, July 11, 2016


This Wednesday at Cordova Creek spillway on the American River, we are conducting our routine litter survey, July 13, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Results for today, Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Cordova Creek spillway (outfall), 114 pieces collected, AR Ph 8.8, CC spillway Ph 9.1. Animal observations/count available by request. Time 98 minutes. Item of note, one adult male has set up an illegal and apparently permanent campground in the spillway, unwise for a number of reasons, not an issue with our survey, however. Also, the construction crew has now activated the water flow through the new creek bank areas, looks nice, so far. Keep up the good work. There were pics....they are in the following posts.





Tuesday, July 5, 2016

reminder for tomorrow, July 6, 2016

Tomorrow, (Wednesday, July 6, 2016) we will be conducting our routine litter survey at Cordova Creek spillway(outfall), at the American River. The survey will include a litter collection, count, classification and disposal. Also included are water Ph measurements and some basic observations, see you there.