May 12, 2018  ·  Walnut Creek's Civic Park -- Meet at the gazebo

Help remove trash and improve wildlife habitat in downtown WC creeks.

This is a great family activity -- It’s your one chance to actually wade in beautiful parts of Walnut Creek!

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Attendance limited to 170 volunteers.
(If you register, but later discover you can't come, please cancel your ticket so that someone else can come in your place. We expect this event to fill.)

Community Service Credit available for students and others.  

Wear: old sneakers, bring gardening gloves if you have them, and plan to get wet!  
See "Clothing Do's & Don'ts at the bottom of this screen. 

Required Waiver Form:  Everyone must sign a waiver form; parent must sign for kids under 18. (Download waiver now, or adults can sign at the event.)  More information at  Please add this to your calendar now. 

Groups:  One person may register for their family or for a club or organized group.  If there are 10 or more people in your group, please send an email to the organizer listed below on this page.  


  • Are there age limits for participating in the Cleanup? 
    This event is best for adults, teens and children over age 10 because the creekbanks are steep in many places, and the water depth can vary.  The minimum age is 7; parents should honestly assess the abilities of children under 10.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Less agile adults can contact us about working at the registration table.
  • How do I contact the organizer with other questions? 
    Send questions to
  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?  ~  Yes, we will use it for registration.
  • What if I arrive LATE to Civic Park? 
    You may lose out completely if you're late. The participants are divided into crews that leave Civic Park with leaders that take them to several different parts of the creek in the downtown area.   You need to arrive on time to be assigned to a crew and receive the safety instructions. Everyone will be gone from the park by 9:15.
  • How do I cancel this registration if I can't come after all? 
    The confirmation email you receive after registering contains a "MANAGE" link by which you can cancel your registration.  This will allow someone else to attend in your place.  Thank you for taking time to cancel if you cannot attend.
  • How do I get another copy of my registration and ticket?  ~  Use the Resend Confirmation button at the very bottom of this page.

Saturday, May 12
8:55 AM
11:55 AM - 12:05 PM
12:00 PM
Walnut Creek's Civic Park -- Meet at the gazebo, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, 94596

Clothing Do's & Don'ts

    Don't wear     Do Wear
  • Flip-flops or open sandals
  • Shorts
  • Clothes you want to keep clean
  • Old sneakers or other closed-toe shoes that can get wet
  • Clothes that can get wet or dirty
  • Long pants  (to protect from scratchy weeds or poison oak)
  • Long sleeves recommended (for same reason as above)
  • Gloves to protect your hands (and help keep them clean)