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Bufferlands Creek Week - Birds & Blooms Tour

Event ID: 191051
April 07, 2018
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bufferlands - Sacramento County Wastewater
8521 Laguna Station Road
Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Venue Information:
Phone: 916.203.1610
Email: conardc@sacsewer.com
The meeting location is weather-dependent, so please contact Roger Jones at (916) 875-9174 or jonesro@sacsewer.com to confirm your reservation and meeting location. Please note, we can only take reservations the week preceding the event.

The Fishhead Lake mitigation wetland is a nice example of wetlands created as mitigation for earlier wetland losses. The wetland has both a permanent and seasonal component as well as a surrounding upland buffer. Thousands of waterfowl winter at the wetland and many remain year-round to nest and raise young. Much of the area is planted to native wildflowers that bloom in early spring. California poppies, lupines, owl’s clover, baby blue-eyes, and many others can bee seen spreading about the uplands and wetland edges. Visitors will receive a packet of native flower seeds to start their own native garden.

No Pets, Please! For all Bufferlands events, we respectfully request that you please leave your dogs and other pets at home.

The Bufferlands is a thriving ecosystem providing vital habitat. Wastewater treatment plants need to be good neighbors to the local community. That’s why in the 1970s, we decided to purchase the property surrounding the treatment plant to develop a buffer between treatment plant operations and its nearest neighbors. This 2,150-acre expanse of open space minimizes the potential for odor and other nuisances that could impact the surrounding neighborhoods. However, the Bufferlands provides much more than a nuisance buffer.

This important nature area now provides hundreds of acres of high quality wildlife habitat, farmland and open space in a rapidly urbanizing area of California. Learn more about the incredible diversity and natural treasures of the Bufferlands by checking out the many resources we have posted here. Or better yet, join us at one of the fun events and activities our Bufferlands staff host throughout the year!

 
This listing courtesy of CA Watchable Wildlife CA Watchable Wildlife

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Sub-categories are: Hike/Walk, Kids/Family, Trails and Corridors, Wildflowers
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