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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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Bike in Vallejo    Saturday,  JUL  22, 2017
8:30 AM

KAYAKING AND BIKING VALLEJO —  Mare Island
Bike ride on Saturday the 22nd of July. Meet at the ferry building parking lot near the Front Room 8:30am and ride at 9:00. Wear helmets, bring water and snack. Wearing something bright for safety is advisable, or put a red blinker at the rear of your bike. "X" marks the spot where we meet.
Location:
     Vallejo Ferry Building
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Vallejo Ferry Building by the "X"

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  JUL  22, 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  

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  JUL  26, 2017
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Mid-Week Hike at Lynch Canyon    Wednesday,  JUL  26, 2017
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Lynch Canyon
All are welcome to attend a free guided hike at Lynch Canyon Open Space on Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Lynch Canyon docent Linda will guide visitors in exploring and learning about the human history and the phenomenal plant and wildlife diversity of Lynch Canyon. Come enjoy Lynch Canyon’s 1,039 acres of rolling grasslands, pond and oak woodlands with your family and friends. There is no charge for the hike, but pre-registration is required. Click here to register, or visit our website at solanolandtrust.org. Dress for variable weather and bring plenty of drinking water. Met your guide at the kisosk adjacent to the parking lot.
Leader: Linda
Location:
     3100 Lynch Road
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From I-80 East, take the Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs. From I-80 West, take the Red Top Road exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs.

 
Walk with Hannigan    Friday,  JUL  28, 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  

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  JUL  29, 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  

 
Family Hunter Camp    Friday,  AUG  4, 2017
CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch
California Waterfowl Family Camp includes hunter education, shooting instruction, duck banding in a fun-filled outdoor weekend camp at Grizzly Ranch Conservation Education Center in Suisun Marsh. California Waterfowl Hunting Heritage Programs goal is to prepare hunters for a lifetime of outdoor experiences in a unique and exciting way. We do this by using great locations and experts in the field - staff and volunteers who enthusiastically share outdoor skills with campers. For more information, click here.
Registration is required.
Location:
     4179 Van Sickle Rd
     Suisun City  

 
Coyote Club    Saturday,  AUG  12, 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,  AUG  19, 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.