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. Public access is mostly limited and prohibited in some
of the surrounding areas.
Vernal Pool Public Tours are over for 2019. Thanks to the
hundreds of families and individuals who came exploring with us!
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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
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