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Volunteer Opportunity: Trail Crew   Saturday,  OCT  14, 2017
8:30 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Leader: Jordan
     3100 Lynch Road
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.

BOW Women’s Pheasant Hunt Weekend   Saturday,  OCT  14, 2017
9:00 AM

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Hastings Island Hunting Preserve
Designed as a companion course to our Novice Pheasant Hunt Weekend, all levels of huntresses are welcome! Come out to Hastings Island Hunting Preserve where CWA's certified instructors and dedicated volunteers will take you on a mentored pheasant hunt in the morning.  After a provided lunch, we will have some fun on the trap course before heading back to Denverton Ranch for dinner and fun!  Enjoy the camaraderie and networking with other lady hunters by staying overnight at CWA's property on Saturday night. For more information and to register, visit us online.
     7758 Hastings Island Rd
     Rio Vista  

Coyote Club   Saturday,  OCT  14, 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.

Second Saturday Tree Maintenance Day    Saturday,  OCT  14, 2017
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Benicia State Recreation Area
The Benicia Tree Foundation is sponsoring a tree maintenance day! No experience necessary. Tools and instruction provided. Bring gloves if you have them. Children under 14 must have accompanying adult and all participants must sign our release waiver. RSVP for details on meeting point by contacting the Benicia Tree Foundation at 745-4675 or by email. Set aside a few hours every second Saturday of the month to give our trees some TLC. Rain cancels.
     1 State Park Rd
DIRECTIONS: Take the Columbus Parkway exit off of I-780. RSVP for meeting point.

Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  OCT  14, 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.
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area

Pumpkin Patch Festival    Saturday,  OCT  14, 2017
9:30 AM

Gather the family and begin at the Western Railway Museum. The first electric express train leaves at 10:00 AM with departures every half-hour until 4pm. The ride on a historic life-sized electric train takes visitors back in time on a scenic five-mile trip to Gum Grove Station, a wooded glen far from the trappings of modern life. Local Rotarians from the Fairfield-Suisun, Cordelia, and Dixon Rotary Clubs are rallying together to make the event a success, providing a hay bale fort, food, tractor rides, music, games and of course, pumpkins for sale, just in time for Halloween. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and up), and $10 for children (ages 2 –14). Prices include admission to the Museum and to the Pumpkin Patch, unlimited train rides, use of the Museum's spacious and shaded picnic grounds, and free parking. Tickets are available at the door or you may purchase them in advance online. All proceeds benefit the Western Railway Museum (a nonprofit educational institution) and the local Rotary Clubs who provide thousands of dollars to local community and youth activities each year.
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Highway 12 between Fairfield and Rio Vista.

Cycling Around Fairfield   Saturday,  OCT  14, 2017
10:00 AM

Join Greenbelt Alliance for a fun-filled and educational bicycle ride to explore the ins and outs of the beautiful city of Fairfield. We’ll start in in the heart of Fairfield to understand the city’s plan for downtown. Then we’ll ride through the countryside and see lands protected by an urban growth boundary. Bring your bicycle, helmet, sunscreen, snacks, lunch, and lots of water. If you have any questions about this outing, contact Adam Garcia via email or by calling 415-543-6771 x326. 22.4 miles with a 374 feet elevation gain. Rain Cancels.
Leader: Adam Garcia
Registration is required.
     700 Texas St
DIRECTIONS: Meet in front of the store.

Paddle & Taste   Saturday,  OCT  14, 2017
10:00 AM

This is a two hour Nature Paddle followed by a VIP wine tasting at the wine bar on top of the Barkissimo: A Floating Oasis..Reserve your spot for this paddle online or get more information by email.
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

Historic Mare Island Navy Cemetery Tour   Saturday,  OCT  14, 2017
12:00 PM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
The cemetery on Mare Island is the Navy's oldest cemetery in the West, with graves there dating back to the 1850's. Park at the Visitor's Center and meet at the cemetery, just a few hundred feet up the trail. We will be offering two tours, one starting at 12pm, and the other at 1pm. Realistically, 40 people is the maximum number at this time for each tour. If there are more than 40 people that arrive BY NOON for the first tour, we will ask folks who arrive after that to join us for the 2nd tour at 1pm. We hope you understand, and we will try to accommodate everyone. And if more people show up, we will add another tour, starting at 2pm. We hope this will be a monthly event on second Saturdays. Please give us a call at 707-241-4285 if you have any questions about the tours. The event is free, but your donations to the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve are always encouraged, and help keep the park going!
Leader: Kyle Green
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave