Our StreamTeam program proactively addresses the problems facing the Salmon Creek watershed. Since the voluntary program’s inception in 1992, more than 700,000 trees have been planted to restore approximately 120 acres of land along 15 miles of stream length. We've also installed 10 miles of livestock exclusion fencing, two miles of bank stabilization and removed tons of garbage - literally! We do this with the help of dedicated people like you!
The StreamTeam is a volunteer-driven program of Clark Public Utilities. Comprised of more than 1,000 team members who donate more than 3,500 hours of their time each year to save salmon. StreamTeam members come from a myriad of backgrounds including utility employees, Stream Stewards, AmeriCorps members, scout groups, college students, youth groups and a variety of individuals.
We have a wide array of activities including:
- Tree planting
- Tree potting for future plantings
- Monitoring water quality
- Monitoring plant survival
- Stream Stewards Program
- Monitoring wildlife
- Educational outreach
...events to fit everybody's abilities and interests!
Our events are popular with both individuals and groups! StreamTeam events are great avenues to meet new people. We also offer StreamTeam leadership opportunities for our more experienced volunteers. We welcome the young and young at heart. Our events are held rain or shine.
We supply all of the training, tools, supplies and refreshments. You supply the good company!
You can help bring salmon back to Salmon Creek!
Photo: The 2010 StreamTeam Volunteer of the Year, Jac Arnal, poses by Salmon Creek. Jac is an active member of the team, generously donating his time to lead planting groups, remove non-native plants and provide environmental education to local students and adults.