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POSTPONED Spring Service Day

March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Consistent with the CA Department of Public Health’s recommendation to cancel all non-essential gatherings for the month of March, SVC has made the very difficult decision to cancel all docent guided outings through the end of the month.

We believe that time spent outdoors is an essential for people’s health and welbeing, as such, we have chosen to allow self-guided hiking. If you have any respiratory symptoms (cough, runny nose, fever) please stay home.

Help STOP invasive species! Join SVC’s “Weed The People” for a few hours of invasive weed removal. Tools, training and snacks will be provided to all volunteers. Please wear layers, sun/rain protection, wide-brimmed hat, dress for weather and bring your own water bottle. If you have them, please also bring work gloves, weeding tools, a shovel, and knee pads or short step stool. A flat-head screwdriver is especially helpful!

WHY? Deer Creek Hills Preserve (DCH) exists in large part due to the cattle grazing operation, which helps pay for operating costs of the property. This translates directly into the long-term maintenance of DCH. Onion grass and thistle can significantly reduce the productivity of pastures and animal systems, making it a costly agricultural weed. If rangeland quality is compromised, so too is the value of the cattle lease.

Deer Creek Hills is also home to a variety of native plants and wildlife. Keeping invasive species out of the preserve is critical for the long-term health of the landscape and all its inhabitants and visitors. Lend a few hours of your Saturday pulling weeds and making some new friends, while helping maintain Sacramento’s largest oak woodland preserve.

We request that you heed the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19 exposure and illness prevention.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. If you have any symptoms, think you have been exposed to someone with the virus or aren’t sure, please stay home.

Please choose to visit when you are well. The preserve has been protected in perpetuity.


March 14, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Deer Creek Hills Preserve
Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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