Adopt-a-Creek Program


There are over 44 miles of creeks in Rocklin. Urbanization causes trash to build up in our open space preserves and enter our creeks. You can help by adopting a creek in your neighborhood!

Perfect for service groups, businesses, and youth organizations!

Program Overview

  • Pick up trash, paint fences, remove graffiti at least twice a year.
  • Groups can be as small as one person or as large as 50. Children are welcome with adult supervision.
  • City will provide gloves, trash bags, trash grabbers, and haul away all collected trash
  • A sign will be placed to recognize your group along the closest roadway.

Group of Adopt-a-Creek volunteers cheering


  • Adopt a creek for a two-year period.
  • Contact the program coordinator at least 10 days prior to your scheduled creek cleanup.
  • Hold a minimum of two creek cleanup days per year for your adopted creek area.
  • Comply with all posted signs and warnings.
  • Review and follow the safety tips for your creek cleanup day.
  • Have FUN during your cleanup!

Perks and Recognition

  • Sign on the closest roadway with your group’s name
  • Your organization’s logo on the website
  • City Council Recognition
  • A Good Feeling about helping your community



If you are interested in adopting a creek, fill out the form below to start the application process. The following map displays the current adoptable creeks in the City of Rocklin.

View Adoptable Creeks  

Link to Map of Adoptable Creeks


Adopt-a-Creek Program Application

Describe the area or neighborhood where you would like to adopt a creek