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Native culture in the spotlight at Cache Creek Preserve

Kathy Wallace demonstrative the Native American art of basket weaving during a previous program at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve west of Woodland. Visitors to the preserve on June 15 will be able to make a bracelet or doll using tule that grows at the preserve. Courtesy photo

Native American cultural demonstrations — including basket weaving, tule use, acorn preparation and children’s activities — will be showcased at a special program Saturday, June 15, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. The preserve will be open that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Weavers will use materials from many of the native plants grown in this area. Exhibits will feature other uses of plant materials, including acorns.

Visitors will be able to make a bracelet or doll using tule that grows at the preserve. Guided tours of the Tending and Gathering Garden also will be offered; the garden features native plants used in Native American cultural practices.

The program is sponsored by the preserve’s Tending and Gathering Garden Steering Committee and is underwritten by a grant from the Yocha Dehe Community Fund.

The Cache Creek Nature Preserve is at 34199 County Road 20 west of Woodland. Visitors are welcome to come out and hike the trails, observe nature and bring a picnic lunch. Everyone should bring their own drinking water because none is available at the site.

Dogs are not allowed.

For more information, contact the Cache Creek Conservancy at 530-661-1070 or gmartin@cachecreekconservancy.org.

Enterprise staff

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