NOW VIRTUAL - Gravel Mine to Parkway Project Unveiling


Take the Tour Now!


Virtually visit Capay Open Space Park for the unveiling of the new interpretive signs and completed park enhancements.

The new interpretive signs reference the geological and social history of the Cache Creek, mining along the creek, and restoration of the Cache Creek ecosystem.  

Also, view the new entrance signs, trail sign, and creek access sign.


15603 County Road 85 

Esparto, CA  

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20 Years - Then and Now at the CCNP

 As shown above, the Cache Creek Nature Preserve held its Grand Opening in the year 2000. Twenty years later the Nature Preserve is flourishing! Native plants cover the once sparse slopes of the rehabilitated wetland, thousands of elementary students "Experience the Creek" each year, and Native American cultural practices are used to maintain habitats found here.  

20th Anniversary Celebration


Cache Creek Nature Preserve 

34199 County Road 20

Woodland, CA 95695


Past Events


Great Backyard Bird Count

Public Meeting for Proposed Visitor Center

Great Backyard Bird Count

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Great Backyard Bird Count. Our list totaled 55 species, including a Great Horned Owl, California Thrasher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and amazing views of a Green Heron! We submitted the list to researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society to contribute to their data on migration patterns and long-term population trends. 


Planting Day

Public Meeting for Proposed Visitor Center

Great Backyard Bird Count


Locally-sourced, native grasses and wildflowers are now taking root in the riparian area at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve! Thank you to Hedgerow Farms and the 18 volunteers who gave their time to help establish native habitat! 


Public Meeting for Proposed Visitor Center

Public Meeting for Proposed Visitor Center

Public Meeting for Proposed Visitor Center

Cache Creek Conservancy and NORR presented concepts for the proposed Visitor Center at the Woodland Public Library in January. The overall public reaction to the proposal was positive. Concerns included restroom facilities and ensuring environmental and fire safety. 

Its not too late to give your feedback!


Meet the Curators!

Full Moon Night Walk

Public Meeting for Proposed Visitor Center

A big thank you to everyone who showed support and visited the Nature Preserve during our "Meet the Curators!" event in December.  Our interns gained valuable experience developing and presenting the exhibit! 

The mammal exhibit will continue to be on display until spring and shows many of the different species found here at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. It includes beaver, bat, river otter, raccoon, and bobcat to name a few! We encourage you to come visit us and learn about native mammals!


Full Moon Night Walk

Full Moon Night Walk

Full Moon Night Walk


 The Cache Creek Nature Preserve was open late for an after-dark, guided tour. Visitors experienced nature after dark for a unique opportunity to be immersed in nature's night-time sounds and activity. Bats, owls, deer, and beaver were among the nocturnal animals we observed!

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