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Creek Week Activities are cancelled due to COVID-19.

All Mather Vernal Pool Walks are, with a heavy heart, cancelled

Critter Walks on Sunday, March 1st and 15th, 2020 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Flower Walk on Sunday, April 5, 2020 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 $10 Adults, $5 Youth 6-18, all Students and Free ages 5 & under.

 

Splash Off Cancelled due to COVID-19

Thursday, April 9th, 2020 11 am – Noon

Splash Off will be at Camp Pollock,  1501 Northgate Blvd., Sacramento 95815  See Map
Key Note Speaker will be Lilly Allen, Scientist for Ecosystem Restoration with the Water Forum.  The 2020 Creek Steward award will be awarded to Sac State Sustainability.

 

Bufferlands Birds & Blooms Tour is Cancelled

Saturday, April 11th, 2020 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 – Cancelled

Saturday, April 11th, 2020 10:30 am- 11:30 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.  $5.00 General, $3.00 Ages 4-11.   A 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.  Programs start promptly at stated time, run 30-60 minutes.

 

Arcade Creek Exploration – Cancelled

Saturday, April 11th, 2020 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. A picture tells a thousand words.

 

Living in Water – Cancelled

Sunday April 12th, 2020 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 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.  $5 General. $3 Ages 4-11.  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 is cancelled

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Bufferlands will host Liz Oettinger of the newly formed Bird of Prey Health Group (BPHG) and owner of the Center for Reconnecting with Nature. Liz will talk about the work of the BPHG, an inter-professional group of veterinarians, technicians and bird of prey support staff and their work with rehabilitation for injured birds of prey. Liz will bring several of their “ambassador” birds (including the locally threatened Swainson’s hawk), so we can see these magnificent creatures up-close.

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 is cancelled

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 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 15th 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 is cancelled

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 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 City 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].

Clean Up and Celebration – Cancelled

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Registration Starts February 15th!

 

Mather Vernal Pool Flower Walk, with a heavy heart, is cancelled

Sunday, April 26th, 2020 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 $10 Adults, $5 Youth 6-18, all Students and Free ages 5 & under.