About the Nature Preserve

Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve

Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve is a 130-acre complex of wetlands, oak woodlands, grasslands, and creekside lands.  The site is also home to two unique features: the Tending and Gathering Garden (TGG) and the Jan T. Lowrey Memorial Grove. The TGG is a collaborative effort with the local Native American community to demonstrate native plant uses in Patwin culture.  The Jan T. Lowrey Memorial Grove showcases California native plants in a manicured setting and contains a small outdoor amphitheater.  Additionally,  approximately 2,000 elementary students visit the Nature Preserve each year to participate in our "Experience the Creek" environmental education program.