Welcome to the Arcade Creek Project!

What do we do?

Eradication. Restoration. Education.

The groundbreaking Arcade Creek Project is an ongoing study monitoring the Arcade Creek (the largest urban watershed in Northern California) run entirely by the students and science instructors at Mira Loma High School.

From laboratory research to hands-on field studies, the Arcade Creek Project allows students to work in real-world situations that prepare them for college and careers beyond.

By The Numbers

The Arcade Creek Project is the largest student-run environmental study in the world.




Hours Logged (this semester)


Hours Logged (since founding)

The Project

For 19 years, the Creek Project has served the community by monitoring the health of the Arcade Creek.

How did we get started?

Eleven Studies

The Creek Project has 11 studies, spanning laboratory analysis, field research, community outreach, and habitat restoration.

Which study would you join?

Award Wining

The Creek Project has won numerous awards, and inspired the creation of similar studies world-wide.

What have we won?

Upcoming Events

Learn more at an Outreach event.

Our students frequently volunteer at local environmental events, as well as teach environmental awareness classes at area schools. Although our interactive demos are built for younger students, adults usually enjoy learning from us too.

Our next events include Race for the Stars and Earth Day on April 24th, 2016. We also participate in Walk on the Wild Side on May 14th, 2016.

We hope to see you soon!

Volunteering at an Outreach event
Recent News

We recived a watershed quality grant from Seterwater Utility Department of Water Resources of $2600 in the fall of 2011. Also, the Living Well Initiative grant of $500 was given to us by the Grants Advisory Board for Youth in January 2012.

Beware of the poison oak at the creek sites, as it may cause rashes and irritation. It is not an invasive species, so do not remove it from the site. So far poison oak has been spotted at site D.