Giving Tuesday

Virtual

After a busy week of holiday dinner prep and shopping sales, take a moment to appreciate the natural places, wild critters and scenic horizons that make Sacramento home. GivingTuesday is the world’s largest giving movement.   Please join our community in donating to support the Sacramento Valley Conservancy to preserve the beauty, character and biodiversity

Volunteer Service Day

Camp Pollock 1501 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento, CA, United States

New and returning volunteers are welcome! Roll up your sleeves and make some new friends as we give Camp Pollock a little love. Monthly Saturday service days are great for new volunteers, students needing community service hours, or simply a rewarding way to start your weekend. Tasks vary depending on property needs, and may including

Free

CANCELLED Volunteer Service Day

Camp Pollock 1501 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento, CA, United States

Due to flooding on the access road into Camp Pollock, the property is closed and we will not be hosting service day on January 14. We may reschedule for later in the month to help clear debris from the storm. Otherwise, please register for our February 11 service day. New and returning volunteers are welcome!

Free

DCH Annual Docent Orientation

Camp Pollock 1501 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento, CA, United States

Join an amazing group of trained volunteers to help with docent-led activities and service projects at Deer Creek Hills Preserve. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn about the land and to share your knowledge with the public. What is included in the annual training – DCH Docent Orientation is held on the

Free

Docent Only: Field Training Hike

Deer Creek Hills Preserve Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, Sloughhouse, CA, United States

Guided by Miki Fujitsubo with input from fellow lead docents, this outing will review how to successfully contribute to fun and safe guided public tours at Deer Creek Hills Preserve. New docents are asked to attend as you increase your comfort and confidence on the property. Returning and lead docents are also asked to participate,

Free

SOLD OUT Gold Rush History

Deer Creek Hills Preserve Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, Sloughhouse, CA, United States

Step back in time and join us for the Deer Creek Gold Rush. Lead docent David Scharlach will guide us on a hike 3-miles long and a century and a half back in time as he retells the story of the search for gold at Deer Creek. In 1849, it is said that a gold

Free – $10.00

Self-Guided Hikes

Deer Creek Hills Preserve Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, Sloughhouse, CA, United States

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays February through May and October through November. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings.

Free – $10.00

SOLD OUT Equestrian Ride

Deer Creek Hills Preserve Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, Sloughhouse, CA, United States

Buddy up with your horse and take a docent-led equestrian adventure, traveling over the rolling hills, and maneuvering past outcrops of rocks along the trail’s edge. Take in the seemingly endless grassland and tree-studded horizons of this pristine protected landscape. BYO horse and gear, including a muck bucket and water for your horse after the

Free – $10.00

Speaker Series: Vernal Pools

Camp Pollock 1501 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento, CA, United States

Vernal Pools – Kaleidoscopes of Life Guest Speaker: Carol Witham Kaleidoscopes were a favorite holiday gift for children many years ago. They displayed a quickly and constantly changing series of brilliantly colored patterns. The metaphor works for California's vernal pool landscapes. Carol Witham will help us to explore the short-lived, weird-looking, fascinating fauna that evolved

Free