Ecological and Environmental
Ecological and Environmental Interns assist Conservancy staff with habitat restoration for native wildlife and plants within the nature preserve and other sites along the lower Cache Creek watershed.
This program is for students interested in learning the Cache Creek Wintun homeland ecology as well as how restoration and stewardship can re-create healthy water and soils.
Visit the Nature Preserve
The Cache Creek Nature Preserve is open to visitors for passive outdoor activities. Go birdwatching. Picnic near the old barn. Stroll along the wetlands boardwalk or hike the trails. Photograph wildlife and learn about ‘Detroit Riprap.’
Hours: Sunday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Closed Saturdays.
Tending & Gathering Garden (TGG)
A collaboration between the Native American community and the Conservancy, the TGG serves as a demonstration garden for traditional land stewardship practices of California’s Indigenous people, especially the Wintun. The TGG provides a safe and accessible area for Native Californians to gather key plant materials for basketry, medicine and other cultural needs.
Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)
The TGG committee advises and assists the Conservancy in building educational modules that teach students about the Cache Creek Wintun homeland ecology as well as how restoration and stewardship can recreate healthy water and soils that have supported the lives and art of the people that live here for generations.
Health & Safety Guidelines
Remember, the Cache Creek Nature Preserve is a sanctuary for wildlife, water and plants, rather than a Park for people.
- Use public spaces at your own risk.
- Stay on the trails for your own and nature’s safety.
- Don’t feed wild animals.
- Look and listen for rattlesnakes.
- Keep children with adults at all times.
- Please do not visit Parks or the Preserve if you are sick or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.