Coming Events at HCCP - Spring, 2020 Meet at the HCCP parking area on Clear Creek Road, just west of the Clear Creek Bridge for all events.

March 28 (Sat.) 10 a.m. -- “CLOVERDALE WATERFALLS”

Enjoy an adventurous hike on the Cloverdale property with Don Neptune, HCCP Board

member. We will visit waterfalls if there’s been enough rain. There will also be beautiful views

of the Clear Creek canyon. Wear appropriate shoes for walking with elevation changes and

bring water. This hike is longer than most of our events – possibly 3 hours but well worth it!

April 4 (Sat.) 9 a.m. -- TRAIL MAINTENANCE PROJECT

Come out and join us to get our trails ready for another busy season of hiking. Bring water

and a snack, gloves, and if you have them tools such as loppers and McLeods. We have some

extra tools for those without. We’ll be there until we’re done and welcome any time you have

to share.

April 18 (Sat.) 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – “2020 WHOLE EARTH & WATERSHED FESTIVAL”

Join us at Redding City Hall & Sculpture Park for this annual event. For more information, see This is a great family event with hands-on-

learning, music and food.

April 19 (Sun.) 1:30 p.m. – “CLEAR CREEK WILDFLOWERS AND PLANTS”

Come walk with David Ledger from the Native Plant Society and SEA. Enjoy blooming

wildflowers and learn about plants and nature. Sunday afternoons don’t get any better than

this. David is very knowledgeable about plants in our area.

April 25 (Sat.) 9:30 a.m. - “PLANT AND COMMUNITY ECOLOGY WALK”

Explore the plant community around us: why plants grow where they do, what functions they

perform and how they relate to the community and ecosystem. Learn to identify some key

plants (both native and invasive). All ages are encouraged to explore the ecology of Clear

Creek with BLM’s Laura Brodhead. Wear walking shoes.


Join native Wintu Ted Dawson on a spring walk while he locates, identifies, and explains

medicinal and general uses of native plants. Ted consulted and provided technical support at

Turtle Bay for Native American exhibits. Today’s presentation will include making a natural

poison oak remedy. Bring a jar to take some home.

May 2 (Sat.) 10:00 a.m. - “NATURAL HISTORY WALK”

Today’s walk with Barbara Peck will encompass wildlife on the Preserve: including plants,

animals, birds and butterflies. Barbara has a Masters in Wildlife Biology and Ecology and she’s

very familiar with HorsetownClear Creek Preserve. Bring binoculars if you have them. We

have some binoculars to share.


Join butterfly expert Chris Gray on a walk to view local butterflies and other insects that

pollinate plants on the Preserve. This will be a nice spring stroll spiced up with intriguing facts

about a variety of creatures. Bring close focusing binoculars if available. We have two

pair for sharing the experience.

May 9 (Sat.) 9 a.m. – “ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEANUP”

Volunteers will clean up a stretch of Clear Creek Road around the Preserve for 2 – 3 hours. We

provide vests for visibility, tools to pick up small items and garbage bags. Please bring gloves.

Lunch/snacks on us afterwards . . . location to be determined. 

Meet at the HCCP parking area on Clear Creek Road, just west of the Clear Creek

Bridge for all events.

Children are welcome at all of our events and all events are free of charge.

See our website home page for a trail map and coming events. Contact for more information. Also Like us on Facebook. An anonymous donor has offered a reward of $500 for a photograph of Horsetown. If you have one, please contact Dottie Simth, the Shasta Historical Society or Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve. For more information see the Redding Record Searchlight article Travelin' in Time: Wanted: photo of Horsetown, reward offered. Download an Event Schedule Current Coming Events (in pdf format) Spring, 2020 195 kB Past Event Calendars Fall, 2019 234 kB Spring, 2019 195 kB Fall, 2018 282 kB Spring, 2018 120 kB Fall, 2017 154 kB Spring, 2017 119 kB Fall, 2016 233 kB Spring, 2016 396 kB