News and Notes


If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive our newsletter along with our event calendar by email (and help save a tree), please send us a note with your email address to: To download the latest newsletter for Spring, 2020 click here (pdf file, 107 kB). March, 2020 Spring hikes and interpretive events are scheduled for Horsetown! We have a full schedule of family fun outings that are also educational. Bring the kids, grandkids, friends, neighbors and join the fun while getting out in nature. You will learn and observe interesting information about many topics at the Preserve this spring! We’ve got wildflowers, native plants, plant communities, butterflies, pollinators, birds, and more! See Clear Creek from different viewpoints on our trails and from the Cloverdale trails upstream from Clear Creek Road. These events are all FREE and children are WELCOME. The Preserve is open to the public for day use. Come out any time to enjoy a walk along the creek, a picnic, or a little outdoor time with friends and family. We have also scheduled two workdays on the Preserve. Our Trail Maintenance project will be regular spring cleanup, and/or cleanup from last year’s snow damage on our most used trails. An Adopt-A-Highway cleanup is also scheduled to clean up a two mile distance of Clear Creek Road. We always appreciate the help, whether for a morning or becoming a regular volunteer with Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve. Part of our Mission is to restore and protect the Salmon fishery in Clear Creek. In the 1850’s gold mining and Saeltzer Dam destroyed that habitat. The section of Clear Creek between Whiskeytown Dam and the Sacramento River has undergone much reclamation over the last 20-25 years to support spawning once more. Although the number of salmon fluctuates from year to year, last year numbers were up and we enjoyed seeing more salmon spawning last fall. We also supported the creation of another section of trail on Bureau of Land Management lands downstream from us, which will be included in another reclamation project. Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve was approved by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation to participate in North State GIVING TUESDAY last year. This is a one day fundraising opportunity for local non-profits that occurs on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. We were excited with the results and plan to participate again this year. (More about Giving Tuesday in our Fall Newsletter.) Of course, you can still donate at your convenience from our website via PayPal or mail a check to our P.O. Box as shown above if you appreciate the work we do. We will have information on our website and Facebook regarding our events. Public donations of time and money allow us to maintain the Preserve and provide entertaining and educational hikes and events for all to enjoy. We hope to see you at a hike/event! HCCP Board of Directors Cathy Scott, President