Walk On The Wildside

Bufferlands Events

This free event celebrates International Migratory Bird Day and highlights local efforts in wildlife conservation and protecting and restoring native Central Valley habitat. Visitors can hike the miles of trails, or enjoy tours of restored wetlands and oak forests on Regional San’s Bufferlands. Throughout the day, visitors can get up close and personal with wild animals, listen to some great folk music, and check out conservation exhibits.  

Highlights of the event:

  • Wild animal presentations by Conservation Ambassadors’ Wild Things, Inc., a non-profit wild animal rescue
  • Live folk music 
  • Children’s puppet show by Jason Adair 
  • Guided and self-guided tours of wetlands and riparian forests 
  • Children’s activity center, games and prizes hosted by local Girl Scouts
  • Enjoy a Hot Dog or Veggie Meal Deal
  • Event and Parking are FREE!

Wild animals will be on display and also within the hiking trails -  *No pets please*


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Take I-5 or Highway 99 south from Sacramento. Exit at Cosumnes River Blvd. Take Cosumnes River Blvd west to Freeport Blvd. Take Freeport Blvd south, past the golf course and the small town of Freeport. Turn left at signs opposite Cliff’s Marina (8651 River Rd, Sacramento, CA 95832). Follow signs to parking area

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