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Clean the Scene for Salmon Season (Oct thru Mar)

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Volunteers are needed to help with the Salmon Camera Project in Auburn Ravine creek in Lincoln, CA from mid-October until mid-March. We need people who can visit the site in the photo to clean the white panels on the streambed. The site is near the end of Mossdale Court in Lincoln, CA and is just upstream from the Auburn Ravine Dog Park. The cleaning is done with a scrub brush on a long handle. It is important to keep the panels clean so it will be easier for our overhead camera to spot the salmon as they swim upstream. The water is very cold this time of year so volunteers will need to wear waders. Some loaner waders are available. The way down to the creek from the bank is steep and sometimes slippery. It takes about 20 minutes to clean the dirt, sand, and algae off the panels. You can pick your workdays in advance, and the time of day is up to you. Any commitment: one day per week, one day per month, or intermittent days will be helpful. Cleaning need not be done when the water is high or muddy. All volunteers must sign a waiver form, and a COVID-19 acknowledgement. Youth ages 13 and up can participate if their parents, or legal guardians sign the waiver form and participate with them. For safety, we will partner you with another volunteer, or you can bring a friend to watch from the bank while you do the cleaning. Training will be provided. If you volunteered with us in the last 2 years, we have you on our list and will contact you when it is time to start cleaning the white panels.

To sign up, send an e-mail to:,
or call us on 916-672-9672.
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PO Box 1197, LINCOLN, CA 95648, US

Mission Statement

People working together to improve fish and wildlife habitats in the Auburn Ravine and Raccoon Creek watersheds, by collaborating with all stakeholders, and balancing the needs of wildlife and people.


The primary objectives and purposes of this corporation shall be to promulgate the science of Reconciliation Ecology to protect and enhance natural habitats throughout the Auburn Ravine watershed and other watersheds in western Placer County and Sutter County in the State of California in such a way that human uses of the landscape can continue, the needs of wildlife and people are balanced, and sustainable solutions are implemented for the benefit of all.



We'll work with your schedule.


Auburn Ravine Dog ParkLincoln, CA 95648


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation
  • Janitorial Maintenance


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • About 20 minutes on site.
  • Ability to get down a steep and sometimes slippery bank to the creek.

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