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Solano County Open Space is waiting for you!  At this time, all access is exclusively docent-guided. Please note that there are no water facilities or other amenities. 
 
Current activities at Solano Open Space include:
  Hiking
  Horseback riding
  Bird Watching
  Photography
  
 
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Below is a list of outdoor events taking place in Solano County in the next 30 days. To find events scheduled for a particular date, you may click the date on the calendar at the left.

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5th Annual San Francisco Bay Osprey Days    Friday,  JUN  23, 2017
9:00 AM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
It's our 5th Annual SF Bay Osprey Days! Osprey begin to arrive and begin nest building around mid-February, and by late July the Osprey young begin fledging - so this is a great time to come to Mare Island and experience the Osprey Phenomenon! Come join us for Audubon Society and local field guide led outings to view Osprey on Mare Island, presentations about Osprey, challenges to their nesting sites, workshops on webcams and banding, drawing and more! We are of course open all day as usual (10am - til 1hour past sunset) for you to walk or hike at your own pace for your enjoyment! For more information, please visit our website.
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave

 
Walk with Hannigan    Friday,  JUN  23, 2017
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
5th Annual San Francisco Bay Osprey Days    Saturday,  JUN  24, 2017
9:00 AM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
It's our 5th Annual SF Bay Osprey Days! Osprey begin to arrive and begin nest building around mid-February, and by late July the Osprey young begin fledging - so this is a great time to come to Mare Island and experience the Osprey Phenomenon! Come join us for Audubon Society and local field guide led outings to view Osprey on Mare Island, presentations about Osprey, challenges to their nesting sites, workshops on webcams and banding, drawing and more! We are of course open all day as usual (10am - til 1hour past sunset) for you to walk or hike at your own pace for your enjoyment! past sunset) for you to walk or hike at your own pace for your enjoyment! For more information, please visit our website.
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  JUN  24, 2017
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
5th Annual San Francisco Bay Osprey Days    Sunday,  JUN  25, 2017
9:00 AM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
It's our 5th Annual SF Bay Osprey Days! Osprey begin to arrive and begin nest building around mid-February, and by late July the Osprey young begin fledging - so this is a great time to come to Mare Island and experience the Osprey Phenomenon! Come join us for Audubon Society and local field guide led outings to view Osprey on Mare Island, presentations about Osprey, challenges to their nesting sites, workshops on webcams and banding, drawing and more! We are of course open all day as usual (10am - til 1hour past sunset) for you to walk or hike at your own pace for your enjoyment! past sunset) for you to walk or hike at your own pace for your enjoyment! For more information, please visit our website.
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave

 
Walk with Hannigan    Friday,  JUN  30, 2017
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
Coyote Club    Saturday,  JUL  8, 2017
9:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
Ages 4-14 -- The McIntyre Ranch is home to several different habitats, farm animals and an educational garden. Studies have found that children who spend time exploring nature are more focused and interested in school. Bring a snack, water and your curiosity! Cost: $5/class for residents, $6/class nonresident. Adults must register at no cost. Pre-registration is required at 395 Amador St. or online. For more information contact the Coordinator at 707-639-1325.
Leader: Dee Davis
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. John’s Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. John’s Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch    Saturday,  JUL  15, 2017
10:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
For ages 8-17 -- Learn about the friendly horses and goats, and participate in their daily care. Wear sturdy work clothes and tough shoes because this is a "hand-on" experience. You will put a halter on a horse, learn to lead horses safely, brush them, clean their feet and clean their stalls. Everyone will have a chance to sit on a horse (helmet are required and provided, keep hairstyle simple for easy fit). Eat a good breakfast, bring water bottle and wear layers. For more information contact the Coordinator at 648-4552. Cost: $25/class resident, $30/class non-resident.
Leader: Jane Mitchell
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. John’s Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. John’s Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.