On April 14th, 2018, a creek clean-up event will be held at George Sim Community Center where volunteers will gather before cleaning parts of Morrison Creek between 65th Street and Power Inn Road from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. On that same day, the Morrison Creek Revitalization Project will host a community vision meeting at Elder Creek Elementary School from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

The Morrison Creek Revitalization Project is a community-lead project intending to create a safe and walkable path between Elder Creek Elementary School, Sim Park, and the George Sim Community Center along Morrison Creek. The purpose of the community vision meeting held on April 14th is to gather ideas from local residents of Morrison Creek and potentially implement them into the MCRP’s final design plan. The project group has reached out to residents, local groups, and nonprofit organizations.

“The project will be developed in a multi-phase approach and the community’s vision will decide the project that best fits the needs of those who live, work, and play in the area,” said Lauren Bisnett, an Information Officer of the California Department of Water Resources. “Once the project design is finalized, the construction grant application process will begin and construction could start as early as the fall of 2020. The project timeline and construction work could take place sometime after 2020 as well, depending on the environmental permitting process and other project requirements. Funding for the planning of this project is made possible in part by bond funds from Propositions 13, 50, and 84 in addition to funding from project partners. Funding for the construction activities may be made possible by Riverine Stewardship grants awarded by DWR. The project team will be seeking additional grants for the construction of the bike and walking paths. Project partners are helping with the outreach and with the project description. They are incurring costs as well.”

For more information, contact Esther Tracy at (916) 651-9629 or by e-mail at esther.tracy@water.ca.gov.