Laguna Creek flows 25 miles across broad floodplains and terraces shaped over time by the ancestral American and Sacramento Rivers. Historically, the creek was dry much of the year except after rain storms and in scattered deep pools. Today, major sections of Laguna Creek and its tributary streams flow year-round due to agricultural and urban runoff during dry seasons and rainfall during wet seasons.
Since so much creekside property is in private ownership, much of the responsibility for the health of the creek and the survival of creek-dependent wildlife lies with you, the creekside resident or business. While a property along a healthy creek has many benefits, a degraded creek causes problems for all its neighbors. The Creek Care Guide is designed to encourage and support the ongoing stewardship of creeks in the Laguna Creek Watershed.
NEW – Living Rivers of the Sacramento Valley.
Today’s Laguna Creek Parkway is a system of existing and proposed trails envisioned to connect the Sacramento Levee trail system to the American River Parkway via the Laguna Creek corridor and the Folsom South Canal. Currently, for Laguna Creek alone, discontinuous trail sections account for 6.75 of the 25 miles of creek. Similar situations exist [...]
The Laguna Creek Watershed Council has partnered with the Cosumnes Community Services District, the City of Elk Grove, developer groups, and a very talented local graphic artist to produce several streamside trail signs along both Laguna and Elk Grove Creeks. You can see the them along streamside trails at Del Meyer Park, the Creekside trail [...]
"Protecting and Preserving the Watershed"
Learn more about our Watershed trails!
The Second Cruise the Creek is coming up. Bring a bike, scooter, tandem or unicycle and join us to learn about Laguna Creek!
When: Sunday June 2nd 2013 10am to Noon
Where: Del Meyer Park, Elk Grove
Leisurely 5 mile docent led bike tour along Laguna Creek.
Last Saturday, April 27th, a small group of folks, organized by George Waegell, went out to Morrison Creek to try to rescue the oaks from voles. On the first oak preservation effort on April 27, only a small number of trees were pruned. A second outing is planned in the near future that will utilize power tools (hedge trimmers, chain saws, etc.). A tentative date of Saturday May 11th has been planned to finish the job.
Join us on the bridge on Woodring Drive where the road crosses Morrison Creek on Saturday April 27th 10 am! George Waegell has been planting acorns in the open space in South Sacramento for years. He has babied and cared for these acorns and now many of them are oak trees. George would like to invite you to join him on Saturday April 27th in Mather to help out the Oaks!