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 2018. Thanks to the hundreds of families and individuals who came exploring with us! To be the first to hear about our public tours in 2019, please join our mailing list.
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.