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American River Basin Collaborative (ARBC)


The ARBC is stakeholder group to develop, coordinate, and track projects to improve water availability and ecological health of local watersheds; to reduce flood damage; and to support economic wellbeing of communities.


VFWC assists with convening the meetings that are held at the Regional Water Authority and develops the agenda with input from the participants. The following link provides background on our process: American River Basin Collaborative Summary


2021 ARBC meeting dates are – March 18th, June 17th, September 16th, December 16th.

Upcoming Meeting Materials


Draft Agenda

PDF Download – ARBC Agenda 06-17-2021

Thursday, June 17th, 2021, 1:30 to 4:00PM

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  1. 5 Self-Introductions, interests, background
  2. 5 Review agenda – Meeting objective: info sharing, project updates, project development.
  3. 5 Review March 18, 2020 meeting notes
  4. 10 Presentation –Adopt-a-Creek.
    • Lincoln – Mona Bass.
  • Placer court ordered community service.
  • Sacramento Area Creeks Council cleanup projects – Alta Tura, President.
  1. 20 Report – Steelhead Creek Drone Survey results – Toby Stegman, Rafael Rodriguez, cbec

15 Discussion – Sharing drone imagery for multiple uses.  .

  1. 10 Continue consideration of an LID/Watershed conference.
  2. 20 Update – Status of projects/grant proposals:
  • ARB Stewardship and Citizen Science Project – Cecile Carson, Keep California Beautiful. ARB IRWMP/DWR, A VFWC project funded as part of the package developed by RWA for the IRWMP implementation funding.  The project will demonstrate use of a phone app for mapping trash and other parameters.
  • Dry Creek stream restoration and streambank stabilization – Matt Ocko, City of Roseville. The project will move the channel away from a street and recontour the bank and restore a natural riverine system and provide fish habitat.
  • Developing projects

Request update:

  • Morrison creek DWR grant
  • Regional Trash Mitigation Study and Synopsis Report – CVRWQCB, a focused plan for seeking funding.
  • WASH:URC lower American River pilotARB IRWMP, a pilot project to discover stakeholders’ interests; provide water, sanitation, and hygiene services; and to provide connections to organizations providing a variety of services to homeless persons.
  1. 10 Announcements, correspondence, resources
  • Both Valley Foothill Watersheds Collaborative and Dry Creek Conservancy have openings on the board of directors. See or for more information.  Please contact Gregg at if you would like to explore the VFWC or DCC boards further.
  1. 5 Upcoming events of interest –
  2. 5 Next meeting – September 16.

Remaining scheduled meetings – December 16

Possible topics:


Estimated time 110  minutes

Other Meeting Documents

Improving Trash Monitoring with Drone Imagery (highlighted)

Previous Meeting Materials


March 18, 2021

Agenda to include:

Meeting Recording

December 17, 2020

December 19, 2019

October 31, 2019

June 20th, 2019

March 21, 2019

December 18, 2018