The Restore/Restory project has been completed, and now the public can enjoy the results of this endeavor that depicts “a people’s history of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve.” People are invited to visit the Preserve and experience the audio tour that was one of the goals of this project. The audio tour features recordings done by five different people each focusing on a selected topic. There are six stops on the tour, and each speaker gives a short, three-minute discussion at each stop. Topics include Native Americans, the Californios, farming, gravel mining, and ecology.
Stop by the Visitor Center or the administration building to check out a simple-to-operate audio device and wander along the path to the various stops on the tour. The trail is marked and seating is provided at each stop. Sit and listen to one or all of the stories at that stop and move on at your leisure. We hope that you will come out and experience this new learning opportunity at the Nature Preserve.
Restore/Restory is a public history project that documents the changing cultural, economic, and physical landscape of the land that is now the Nature Preserve. A collaboration between the UC Davis Art of Regional Change program and the Cache Creek Conservancy, Restore/Restory bought students, scholars and artists together with a diverse cross-section of Yolo County residents to gather photos, audio recordings, and historical research to tell the story of the Preserve. Much thanks goes to jesikah maria ross, director of this project, for producing this history. More information on the Restore/Restory project can be found at www.restorerestory.org