In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act this October, ECORP officially adopted Sucker Ravine, a creek that runs near ECORP’s Rocklin office. In coordination with the City of Rocklin, over 20 staff members participated in the first-ever clean-up of this creek, collecting 26 bags of garbage from the ravine and adjacent open space in just under two hours (a City of Rocklin record!). Items removed from the open space included numerous bottles and cans, tires and barrels, and even a Razor scooter. ECORP will conduct a creek cleanup biannually as part of the Adopt-a-Creek Program.
The creek cleanup was coordinated by ECORP’s Regulatory/Legislative Review Group, a group of staff dedicated to tracking and understanding changes in legislation and resulting agency regulations. The event was part of a larger recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and its echoing importance in improving water quality throughout the U.S.