On April 12th, 2014, local Sacramento environmental groups and plenty of volunteers joined forces at Creek Week to help pick up trash and remove invasive species from the Arcade Creek water system. One of the groups involved was the Arcade Creek Project, a scientific research initiative headed by teenagers at Mira Loma High School. Afterwards, all volunteers were rewarded with a free barbecue lunch and wonderful t-shirts to commemorate the event. Ultimately, Creek Week is designed to foster a sense of community surrounding our natural ecosystem while educating youth about the importance of preserving the environment.