Willow Creek is a beautiful little urban creek that runs through Folsom. The Chapter is "adopting" a section of this watershed with a one year commitment to Folsom Parks and Recreation District. This program, similar to the Adopt-a-Highway program, will involve ongoing cleanup and maintenance of our designated section of the creek and the surrounding greenbelt.
Willow Creek includes a great variety of habitats which harbor a tremendous amount of wildlife, both native and non-native. However, because of its urban setting, it also suffers from littering, and defacement of structures, and typical urban runoff containing nutrients, pesticides, and other contaminants.
In April, a few Chapter members removed invasive plants from the sensitive vernal pool area. In May, board members Nancy Krueger and Bill Templin walked our section assessing needs in preparation for future work days. They recovered a Dollar Tree shopping cart which they returned to the store in Folsom. Isn't there a reward for that?