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Cache Creek Storytellers

Ben Adamo is now a Conservancy board member, but he remembers his past relationship with Cache Creek and the site where the Nature Preserve now lies. Mr. Adamo’s first encounter with the Nature Preserve site was long before it was a preserve, perhaps before the area even needed preserving.  He began his relationship with the site as a welder for the first company to mine the site.

JoAnn Anglin was part of the Local Poet Program at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve.

Sally Barrett is a neighbor and a member of the Board of Directors at the Cache Creek Conservancy. She has watched the Preserve grow and develop and has had a hand in some of the projects.

Ann Brice is an ecologist who has served for years on the Board of Directors of the Yolo County Flood Control and Conservation District and was the founding executive director the Cache Creek Conservancy in 1996.

Guy Calabro is a student at Plainfield Elementary School. He has been coming to the Cache Creek Nature Preserve for the past five years.

Wyatt Cline has grown up around Cache Creek and has witnessed the change in scenery from when it was a completely mined pit to the current Cache Creek Nature Preserve. His memories reveal a first-hand account of how the Creek has changed and why it is so important that the alterations have happened.

Lorry Dunning worked at the University of California, Davis, for 31 years as a bug chaser in entomology and parasitology. After retiring he has dedicated himself to creating a history museum to teach young children and adults about where their food and fiber comes from.

Deborah Elliott-Fisk is a professor at the University of California, Davis in the Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology department. Trained as a biogeographer, she specializes in plants, soils, landscape, landforms, and marine ecology.

Joe Farnham was one of the oldest living residents of Cache Creek.  Born in Yolo County on December 22, 1910, he had seen first-hand many of the changes that have swept through the region. 


Molly Ferrell was formally a UC Davis student who was TA for a biology class before taking a full time job at the Conservancy. She has a good sense of humor and is very enthusiastic about the wildlife in Cache Creek. She was interviewed on location at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve.