Sacramento County intends to establish a vernal pool preserve at Mather Field and manage it for the benefit of the hundreds of resident plant and animal species. Access to some restricted areas of the preserve is made possible through Splash public programs. To learn more about visiting the Mather Field vernal pools during their flowering and wet period, go to Vernal Pool Tours, or call 916-364-2437.
More than 90 percent of California’s vernal pools have been destroyed. We hope you will take time to enjoy and protect those that remain. For the benefit of future visitors and hundreds of vernal pool species, please:
Explore the area only on foot – no bicycles or motorized vehicles.
Avoid walking into or along the edges of vernal pools.
Keep dogs on leashes and out of restricted areas.
Leave all flowers for their pollinators and other visitors.
Unless you are on a guided tour, visit only areas open to the general public.
Support from the community makes it possible to continue serving the almost 100 classes of 4th/5th graders who want to come to Splash. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. Splash is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID #41-2160618.