In 1996, the Cache Creek Conservancy was formed and began restoration work at the site we know today as the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. This year the Conservancy is commemorating 25 years of habitat, vegetation, and wildlife management efforts enhancing the lower Cache Creek.
ALL YEAR - Starting February 6th!
Cache Creek Nature Preserve
34199 County Road 20
Woodland, CA 95695
Cache Creek Conservancy staff began the morning with a livestream of the first sunrise of spring 2021 on Instagram Live. We took time to acknowledge planet earth on its journey around the sun and the ancestral homelands in which the Cache Creek Nature Preserve resides. The afternoon saw a virtual tour of the Nature Preserve focused on the flowering plants that bloom in spring. We finished the first day of spring with a guided meditation overlooking the wetland as the sun set behind the Coast Ranges. Thank you to everyone who joined us during Spring Equinox 2021.
Artists from far and wide joined the Cache Creek Conservancy to celebrate the wetlands of the world during our February art show. Photography, painting, sculpture, and literature were on display for the month-long virtual event thanks to the contributions of over 30 artists. Artists shared their depictions of wetland habitats from as close as the Cache Creek Nature Preserve to as far as North Head peninsula in Sydney, Australia. THANK YOU to all of the artists who took part and all who enjoyed the exhibition and supported art and those who create it.
A GREAT big thank you to everyone who participated in the 24th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. This year, the Cache Creek Nature Preserve was open during the entire President's Day weekend, from February 12-15, to allow four days of bird watching fun. Birders who submitted eBird reports for the Cache Creek Nature Preserve observed 76 different species and counted 1,765 birds! Their contributions to the eBird database will help researchers assess the health of bird populations and inform habitat management decisions.
2020 was a challenging year.
Despite distance and quarantine, people around the world found creative ways to persevere. Here at the CCNP, we experienced a greater number of visitors as people searched out healthy recreational opportunities. This reinforced for us just how precious outdoor spaces are in our community and the need for potable water at the Nature Preserve. Friends and supporters of the Conservancy raised over $2,450 to refurbish facilities to provide drinking water for visitors and adequate water supply for establishing vegetation which will one day become pristine, native habitat. THANK YOU for your continued support as we enter our 25th year serving our wonderful community through restoration and enhancement of the Lower Cache Creek!
On August 12th, NORR and Cache Creek Conservancy hosted a Live Event informing community member of changes to the project design based on feedback from previous public and stakeholder meetings. Participants were also asked to provide their input. Questions during the live Q + A session included concerns about ADA accessibility and cooling systems within the proposed buildings.
Families ventured out and into Cache Creek to in search of aquatic insects hidden beneath the depths. Some of these creatures were so small they were barely visible to eye. Others large enough to see were camouflaged in plain sight! A huge thank you to the volunteers who made this summer program possible in 2020!