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Mather Vernal Pool Critter Walks happened in March – Before Creek Week

Sunday, March 3rd and 17th at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Join Sacramento Splash for a 2-hour docent-led tour of the Mather Field vernal pools. In March, the pools should be filled with water and tons of weird, wonderful critters that can only live in this rare habitat. In April, as the spring sun warms the earth and the water evaporate, the wet phase gives way to the flower phase. Each pool has its own assortment of critters and flowers depending upon the soil, hydrology and many factors we don’t yet understand. They even change from week to week! For more information and to sign-up, visit https://www.sacsplash.org/vernal-pool-public-tours. Tickets are $5 each.

 

Splash Off!

Thursday, April 4th, 2019 11 am – Noon

Splash Off was at Camp Pollock,  1501 Northgate Blvd., Sacramento 95815  See Map
Chris Brokate, Clean RiverAlliance, was our Key Note Speaker.  The 2019 Creek Steward award was awarded to Dr. Roland Brady for his extraordinary efforts to organize and carry out the clean-up of Steelhead Creek.

 

Bufferlands Birds & Blooms Tour

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The Fishhead Lake mitigation wetlands were created as mitigation for earlier wetland losses. The wetland and surrounding uplands are home to waterfowl, songbirds and raptors. Native wildflowers here bloom in early spring. Visitors will receive a packet of native flower seeds.

The meeting location is weather-dependent, so please contact Roger Jones (preferably via email [email protected] or 916/875-9174) the week preceding the event for exact meeting location and directions. Please note, we can only take reservations the week preceding the event. No pets please!

 

Water Wonderful World

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 10:30 am

Join us in exploring our local waterways! Take a hike to the river and learn all about its journey, see what kinds of animals are living in and along its edge, and learn how keeping our local waterways clean can make life better for all that share this earth! All ages welcomed. Parking fee of $5 waived for Nature Center members.
Please contact the Effie Yeaw Nature Center for further information or directions or call 916/489-4918.

 

Arcade Creek Exploration

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon

Learn about the land and water of Arcade Creek and the critters that call it home. Go exploring with biologists and see how they use scientific tools. Biologists will guide our exploration of the creek zone and answer questions about riparian habitats and the diversity of wildlife living in them. Bring your curiosity and questions.
Meet at the wetland kiosk, Del Paso Regional Park Natural Area. Park in the neighborhood on Brule Court or Norris Avenue and cross Auburn Blvd. at the Norris Avenue pedestrian crosswalk. No parking on Auburn Blvd. Call 916/454-4544 for more information.

 

Living in Water

Sunday April 7th, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Discover the hidden world of water insects and polliwogs! Using catch and release activities get a close-up look at amazing little animals that live in our pond and can be found in our local waterways. All ages welcomed. A parking fee of $5 is waived for Nature Center members. Please contact the Effie Yeaw Nature Center for further information or directions or call 916/489-4918.

 

Bufferlands Evening Talk

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Details TBA

This important nature area provides hundreds of acres of high quality wildlife habitat, farmland and open space in a rapidly urbanizing area of California. Learn about the incredible diversity and natural treasures of the Bufferlands in this multimedia presentation and discussion. Light refreshments will be available, and there will plenty of time for questions after the presentation

Please RSVP to reserve a spot. There is no charge for any Bufferlands event, but space is limited. Contact Chris Conard ([email protected] or 916-203-1610).

 

Steelhead Creek Beaver Pond Walk

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 6:30 pm

Early evening is the best time to see beaver activity and lots of other local wildlife. Take a stroll with Mary Tappel through Wolfe Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. Meet at the Ueda Parkway Staging area parking lot on Elkhorn Blvd. and Sorento Rd. east of Steelhead Creek. Call 916/925-1933 or email [email protected] before April 10th for further information or directions. No need to sign up in advance. NOTE: this event will be cancelled in case of heavy rain.

 

Bear Hollow Nature Tour & Bird Watch

Saturday, April 13th, 019 8:00 am to 9:00

Learn about the history and purpose of Rancho Cordova’s Bear Hollow Stormwater Basin. Map Learn about the City’s recent tree planting restoration project and observe the native plants and animals that have taken up residence at this flood control facility. A certified biologist will lead the nature tour and bird watch activity. Head to a nearby Creek Week Clean-up site at the end of the Nature Tour! Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]org.

 

Clean Up and Celebration!

Saturday, April 13th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Registration Starts in Late February!

 

Mather Vernal Pool Flower Walks happened after Creek Week

Sunday, April 14th and 28th, 2019 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Join Sacramento Splash for a 2-hour docent-led tour of the Mather Field vernal pools. In March, the pools should be filled with water and tons of weird, wonderful critters that can only live in this rare habitat. In April, as the spring sun warms the earth and the water evaporate, the wet phase gives way to the flower phase. Each pool has its own assortment of critters and flowers depending upon the soil, hydrology and many factors we don’t yet understand. They even change from week to week! For more information and to sign-up, visit https://www.sacsplash.org/vernal-pool-public-tours. Tickets are $5 each.