Become an Oak Creek Steward

If you go someplace because it is beautiful, wouldn’t you want to leave it that way? Right now, Oak Creek remains an essential source of healing for us all. Unfortunately, we are seeing even more visitors flee to the creek and Sedona trails during this time. That means a significant impact on the fragile riparian ecosystem. We see massive increases in littering and habitat degradation. And it’s an eye-sore! Our small team is working tirelessly to pick-up after visitors, so that creek sites are pristine upon their arrival, hopefully encouraging them to leave it that way. Now more than ever, we work with a passion for ensuring that Oak Creek remains a beautiful resource for generations to come. And we continue to encourage visitors to help us keep it that way. We need your help.

If you are interested in getting involved, please send an email to During these unprecedented times, we are not able to hold our successful volunteer clean-up events. This means our team’s individual impact is smaller. We want to empower a few individuals to become Oak Creek Stewards. These stewards will follow CDC guidelines while recording essential data that we give to land managers. You can help us remove trash safely while making a significant change!

Additionally, stewards have access to a volunteer database that records locations with trash, types of litter, # of visitors, and so much more. This effort is vital to inform land managers of problem areas and places that are seeing over-use. Notice many visitors parking illegally or creating social trails? We want to know! This will help us shape future projects that will protect our fragile riparian ecosystem.
Together, we continue to work towards protecting our precious riparian treasure, and to be there for one another during this time.