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

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

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

SOLD OUT Mushroom Meander

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

What grows at Deer Creek Hills Preserve? This month's docent-guided natural history hike (second Saturday of every month, Feb-May) will be a 2-3 mile Mushroom Meander. Join our docents who will share what they have discovered in the way of macrofungi this past week. This will be a slow moving stroll through the blue, live

Free – $10.00

Docent Equestrian Safety Training

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

Current SVC equestrian docents will gather at Deer Creek Hills to review emergency response protocols, practice hands-on emergency scenarios and gain valuable information on how to ensure group safety during an emergency. There will be a 30 minute review of protocols and orientation to docent resource binder followed by a short hike to the training location near the Oxbow

Free