Living Arroyos

Creeks to Bay Clean-up

Living Arroyos and the Adopt a Creek Spot Program coordinate the annual Coastal Clean-up Day on the third Saturday in September. We have several clean up events occurring along our creeks and arroyos. Join us on September 15th, 2018 from 8 am-12 pm. We have six spots that need volunteers, details can be found at our register link below.


Public volunteer days

We need your help! Volunteers are needed to help with planting, monitoring, and maintaining our sites. Community workdays are fun and interesting ways to learn more about our streams while helping bring them to life.

View and sign up for upcoming events:
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Our volunteer days are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from October through April. We also participate in the annual Creeks to Bay Clean-up in September.

  • October 6th 2018
  • October 20th 2018
  • November 3rd 2018
  • November 17th 2018
  • December 1st 2018
  • December 15th 2018
  • January 5th 2019
  • January 19th 2019
  • February 2nd 2019
  • February 16th 2019
  • March 2nd 2019
  • March 16th 2019
  • April 6th 2019
  • April 20th 2019, Volunteer Appreciation Party!



9 am – 11:30 am


Suggested clothing/gear:

  • Shirt/pants/shorts you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Hat (in sunny weather)
  • Water bottle



Every volunteer must have a signed waiver on file:

  • If you’re under 18: please bring a release form filled out by a parent/guardian.
  • If you are over 18: you will fill one out for yourself. 
  • Waivers and release forms are available on our website!  – View or print
  • Waivers will also be available onsite.
  • NOTE: You only need to fill out a release form ONCE and you’re good for the year (Oct-Apr)!


Volunteer activities:

Daily activity depends on season and weather.  Types of activities include planting trees, controlling invasive species, watering new plants, and more!


We provide:

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Tools
  • Gloves

All ages welcome!

You can also get volunteer announcements sent to you by following us on Facebook or Twitter; if you’d like to receive email announcements, sign up on our home page.


Group volunteer days

Do you work for a business that believes in social responsibility? Are you a member of a community organization that enjoys giving time to important causes? Plan a volunteer day for your team! Volunteer workdays with Living Arroyos give groups the chance to give back to their community while they have fun, work together, and connect with one another. Workdays are excellent team building tools and promote positive morale among participants.

To make arrangements for your group or to schedule a weekday workday, contact us at


Skilled volunteers

We are seeking help with several scientific studies we’re undertaking that will evaluate alternative planting and vegetation management techniques, track indicators of ecosystem health, and assess changes over time in how people are using streamside environments. We’re especially looking for expert birders, people with strong knowledge of native plants, and anyone with experience in field data collection. If you’d like to be involved, email us with a brief description of your background and interests!