Spending Time in Nature During Covid-19

Three hikers standing in an overgrown field at sunset.

We believe, now more than ever, time spent in nature is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, SVC will continue to offer Self-Guided visits at Deer Creek Hills Preserve on Saturdays through the end of May. Camp Pollock will remain open to the public for passive recreation from Sunrise to Sunset, 7 days a week. No public services will be made available at Camp Pollock.

All Docent Guided Outings, Stewardship and Service days and Annual Events have been canceled effective immediately and until further notice.

Before you visit, we ask that you please review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC recommendations and adhere to all other mandated directives for your place of residence.  Self-guided hiking at Deer Creek Hills will be limited to 50 pre-registrants. Visitors must pre-register, pre-pay the non-refundable $10 per person, and complete a liability waiver before arriving.  Please review the additional Deer Creek Hills Preserve – COVID 19 Safety Protocols which have been put in place for the safety of the public, volunteers and staff while visiting Deer Creek Hills Preserve. The opportunity to visit these special open spaces will only remain viable if we have full support and compliance with the limitations which have been put in place to keep everyone safe.

Stay well, practice self-care, and stay connected to nature, so that we can continue working together to protect it.

Keep in touch with us on social media, where we will be posting even more photos of the amazing open space preserves, flora, fauna and critters SVC continues to steward and protect. We would love to see photos of you visiting the Preserve and Camp Pollock too! Sign-up for e-news to stay up to date on conservation efforts and for your monthly nudge to get outdoors.

Thank you for supporting conservation and for allowing us to continue to serve you and our community through nature. Be well and take care.


Kelly Hopkins, Executive Director & the SVC board and staff

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