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February Open Day – Great Back Yard Bird Count at the Nature Preserve
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Join the Cache Creek Conservancy in the “Great Backyard Bird Count” on Saturday, February 18, 2017, part of a national bird count effort by Cornell University. Check in begins at 7:45 a.m. and the event begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Fred Vanderwold and Don Hallberg, expert birders in the area will lead the count. As part of the bird count, you will document how many of each species of birds you see and then add our findings to eBird, to record the birds of our area to the nationwide count. More than 70 birds have been documented on the Preserve in the past. Last year, we saw almost 50 species, including two Great-Horned Owls and a Common Goldeneye. This event is free. The Nature Preserve will be open until 2 p.m. for all to enjoy.

March Open Day – Tracking Workshop
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Experience the fun while learning how to track animals at the Cache Creek Conservancy’s tracking workshop on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The workshop is led by Rob Beggs, Sally Barrett, and Jeanette Wrysinski, expert trackers in the area. Check in begins at 9:00 a.m. and the workshop starts at 9:15 a.m. During the workshop, you will learn interesting facts about tracking the animals commonly seen on and around the Nature Preserve, how to distinguish different tracks, and how tracks can tell stories about what is happening in nature. There is a $5 fee for this event; $7.50 for those registering the day of the event.  To register for this event signup online at Eventbrite .  The Nature Preserve will be open until 2 p.m. for all to enjoy.

Volunteer Docent Training
Saturday, March 18, 2017

If you have a passion for the outdoors and for sharing that passion with others, the Cache Creek Conservancy invites you to become a Conservancy docent. The Conservancy is offering a free Volunteer Docent Training for all new and returning volunteer docents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. You do not need teaching experience to become part of our team, just the love of nature and childern.

The training begins with observing part of the Tracking Workshop, the scheduled Open Day program presented by volunteer docents. Following the Tracking Workshop, you will review Conservancy protocols and learn more about the Experience the Creek outdoor education program. 
Lunch will be provided. After a the break, new docents will explore some of our most popular lessons with the guidance of veteran naturalists. 

To register for this free training signup on line at Eventbrite or contact Gina Martin at 530-661-1070 or Become a part of our successful Experience the Creek environmental education program. Reserve your spot soon, space is limited to 30 seats.

April Open Day – Fire and Water 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Cache Creek Conservancy presents ”Fire and Water” on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Check in starts at 9:00 a.m. and the program starts at 9:30 a.m. The program is led by Fred Vanderwold and Rob Beggs, experienced outdoors men and former Scout leaders. You will learn how to start a fire without modern tools and materials, and how to purify water, making it safe to drink, in this workshop. Great skills to have for the coming hiking season! There is a $5 fee for this event; $7.50 for those registering the day of the event.  
To register for this workshop signup on line at Eventbrite.

Second Annual Wine & Wilderness
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy the unique experience of sampling wines and food while enjoying the scenery at the Nature Preserve. The Nature Preserve showcases some of the remaining wildlands along the creek and features Yolo County wineries, catered hors d’oeuvres, and classical music befitting the serene environment. Also available to guests will be guided tours of the Nature Preserve, demonstrations of the Cache Creek watershed resource model, and an open house of the Visitors Center.

This event helps support the Cache Creek Conservancy’s restoration and educational programming. The 20 year old non-profit organization focuses on restoration and preservation of the lower Cache Creek, manages the Nature Preserve, and provides environmental education to more than 3,000 school-aged children on an annual basis.

Early bird tickets are now available at $40 per person until March 31, 2017. April 1 ticket price is $45 per person if ordered online or $55 at the door.  
To purchase your tickets visit Eventbrite.

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