Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Results for today Wednesday, August 24, 2016

39 pieces, 101min., ARPh 8.0, spillway Ph 9.3, spillway/outfall is now a step pool with a few more boulders and gravel. Saw m. fish, crayfish, lizards and maybe a "squirrel nest cam". Pics..

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Results for 8/17/2016

33 pieces, spillway Ph 8.6, AR Ph 8.0, same animals from last week, but better photos. One more survey to go (next week), then we publish our annual report and summary...stay tuned. Pics....

Monday, August 15, 2016


We will be performing our routine litter survey at the Cordova Creek spillway on the American River this Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 11:30 am until about 1:30 pm.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Results for today, Wed. Aug. 10, 2016

41 pieces collected, spillway Ph 8.5, ARPh 8.3, time 82 min., observed-0 toads, 1 blue tail skink, 4 fence swifts (blue belly lizards), many live m. Fish, 1 dead crayfish. Pics...

Monday, August 8, 2016

Schedule reminder for this Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Coming up this Wednesday, hammerdirt will be engaging in our routine marine litter survey at the Cordova Creek spillway on the American River, (where Cordova Creek joins the American River), see map below. During these surveys, we collect all visible discarded ( and displaced) trash within an established area, then these items are separated, grouped, counted and documented then removed and disposed. This procedure allows us to build upon an ongoing database for this location, (number of pieces of specific types of litter per square meter, over time), also, water Ph values are collected from the spillway as well as the American River just upstream from this confluence. Wildlife observations are recorded and posted too. Anyone is welcome to come observe and learn more about these interventions and about us. Survey begins every Wednesday at exactly 11:30 a.m. and will usually conclude by 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Results for 8_3_2016

85 pieces collected, spillway Ph 8.8, a few notable items absent, (like snack packaging, chips,etc.), not complaining. Also removed a tripod, backpack, iron post, and the usual items, but in less numbers. Toads still hopping, still present+other fish minnows in the lower spillway, and many pipe vine swallow tails flying about. Pics....