Junior Conservationist: Stories on Deer Creek

Come join Bear Yuba Land Trust and Certified California Naturalists Steve Roddy and Linda Conklin on December 8, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:30 am for the final installment of 2018’s Junior Conservationist: Stories in Nature Series!

Come explore nature and become a Junior Conservationist! A conservationist is someone who advocates or acts for the protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife.

For this hike, families with Junior Conservationists will travel along Deer Creek on the Deer Creek Tribute Trail to learn about the Nisenan people and the historic impacts of hardrock, placer and hydraulic mining on Deer Creek.

Meet at the Miners Foundry, located at 325 Spring St in Nevada City, CA, at 9:45 to fill out liability forms. The hike will begin at 10:00 am and hikers will return around 11:30 am. The hike will be an out-and-back on the Deer Creek Tribute Trail; participants will walk to the suspension bridge and back for a total distance of about 2 miles. If you are unfamiliar with the trail, please visit BYLT’s Trail Portal for more information.

This outing is designed for youth, ages 5 to 12, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Please wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking, and comfortable clothing. Please bring plenty of water and snacks and leave dogs at home. 

Please note: there is poison oak off the trail, so take necessary precautions to avoid an irritating rash!

Suggested donation – $10 per family.


Please contact Felicia Van Hecke at (530) 272-5994 x207 or felicia@bylt.org at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend an event that you have registered for. If you are unable to attend on the day of the event, please contact Linda Conklin at (209)-840-0336.

If you have any questions, please contact Felicia Van Hecke at (530) 272-5994 x207 or felicia@bylt.org.

To register for the event, please fill out the form below or email felicia@bylt.org with the following information. Space is limited. Please register in advance to secure your spot.