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Effie Yeaw Visitor Center

Visitor Center

Our Visitor Center includes live animal displays, a natural history museum and gift shop.

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Resident Animal Owl

Resident Animals

The Effie Yeaw Nature Center cares for nearly 30 non-releasable animals native to the American River system.

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Morning at the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve

Nature Preserve

The Nature Center is part of a 100-acre nature preserve with riparian and oak woodlands, shrub lands, meadows, and aquatic habitats.

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Upcoming Events

Salmon Stroll

November 04, 2017

10:30am - The annual migration of Chinook salmon has arrived. Join a naturalist and hike to the river to catch a glimpse of these impressive fish as they swish and swirl in the shallows.

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Paint Party!

November 06, 2017

6:30-8:30pm - Come paint the river with us! Enjoy an evening of guided painting at the Nature Center with artist Julie Roberts of VanGo Girl Paint Parties!

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Noshin' for Nature

November 11, 2017

Join us on Saturday, November 11 at Chipotle Mexican Grill as we Nosh for Nature! Chipotle will donate 50% of its sales to Effie Yeaw Nature Center. So come hungry!

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Educational Opportunities

Kids learning from school tour guide

School Programs

Bring your students to the Nature Center to explore, discover and learn in the outdoors!

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Scouts taking picture of water discovery

Group/Scout Tours

Bring your homeschool group on our beautiful nature preserve and explore the animals and plant life in a guided tour.

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An American River Almanac contains inspiring essays and photos


Learn even more about local wildlife and history through ARNHA's publications, sold online and in our gift shop!

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