Admin Volunteer Project

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

We need administrative help hand writing cards to local landowners. We have the supplies and templates. Come hang out for a bit in the lodge at Camp Pollock and write some cards. Snacks will be provided. No special experience needed, but neat printing penmanship is a must. RSVP below by 6pm the evening prior. MORE

Free

Gold Rush History SOLD OUT

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 pre-pay the $10 registration fee per person. Register by 6pm Friday to receive the pre-visit email. Late registrants will need

Free – $10.00

Speaker Series: Riparian Plant Communities

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

How History Changed the Forests Along Our Local Rivers Guest Speaker: Louise Jackson Join Louise Jackson as she shares information about plant communities along Sacramento's local rivers and how these ecosystems have changed through history. Before European settlement, vast riparian forests grew along the rivers and creeks of the Sacramento Valley and supported Native American

Free

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 include

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 pre-pay the $10 registration fee per person. Register by 6pm Friday to receive the pre-visit email. Late registrants will need

Free – $10.00

Fabulous Fungi SOLD OUT

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

Our naturalist hikes (second Saturday of every month, Feb-May) start off with a meander through blue and interior live oak groves in search of the fruiting bodies of fungi – aka mushrooms. Docents will share their discoveries from earlier in the week and help you understand the basics of mushroom identification.  A short informational handout about

Free – $10.00

Equestrian Ride SOLD OUT

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

Docent Only: Field Training Hike

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

Welcome Back to Deer Creek Hills for this annual refresher and all around great excuse to visit the preserve! Let's gather and enjoy each others company as we check in on how things are growing and reconnect with each other and nature. Guided by Miki Fujitsubo with input from fellow lead docents, this outing will

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