October 7, 2017 (Sat.) 10 a.m. - “GOLD RUSH HISTORY WALK”
The community of Horsetown was established near the second major gold discovery in California at Reading’s Bar on Clear Creek during the gold rush of 1849. Enjoy a pleasant fall walk with a view of that site with Cathy Scott, Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve Board member. Learn about our local gold rush history and Horsetown. Bring some friends and walking shoes. Meet at the HCCP parking area on Clear Creek Road, about 7 miles west of highway 273, west of the Clear Creek Bridge.
October 14 (Sat.) 9 a.m. - “AUTUMN NATURAL HISTORY WALK”
Enjoy a pleasant fall morning walking on the Cloverdale property with Don Neptune, HCCP Board member. Come explore with us and enjoy spectacular views of the Clear Creek canyon. The event will offer a rich mix of fresh air, natural beauty and a healthy dose of walking. Bring water– this should be a fascinating walk of approximately 3 hours! Meet at the BLM Cloverdale Trailhead, between Placer & Clear Creek Rd.
October 21 (Sat.) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. “RETURN OF THE SALMON FESTIVAL”
Join us at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery for a fun filled and educational day. For more information and directions visit http://www.fws.gov/coleman.
October 28 (Sat.) 9 a.m. - “SEARCH FOR THE SPAWNING SALMON”
Join Department of Fish & Wildlife biologist Matt Johnson for a walk along Clear Creek to observe spawning salmon – up close! Get up-to-date information about restoration projects on Clear Creek designed to help the salmon and the status of salmon runs in Clear Creek. Don’t miss this chance for a personal guided tour. This moderate walk should have it all – exercise, natural beauty, salmon, and intriguing information. Bring polarized sun glasses for better visibility into the water and wear walking shoes. Meet at the Gold Dredge Trailhead on Clear Creek Road about 2 miles west of highway 273, just west of Sunrise Excavating.
November 5 (Sun.) 1 p.m. - “ACORNS: A NATIVE AMERICAN STAPLE”
Native Wintu herbalist Ted Dawson will discuss the acorn, from harvest to food items. You’ll be invited to join in grinding acorns with mortar and pestle and be rewarded with the best acorn dishes in Shasta County. You’re probably aware that acorns were a staple food of the Native Americans of California, but there’s more. Bring the family. Meet at the HCCP parking area on Clear Creek Road, about 7 miles west of highway 273, west of the Clear Creek Bridge.
ALL events will meet at the HCCP parking area on Clear Creek Road, just west of the Clear Creek
Children are welcome at all of our events and all events are free of charge.