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Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches   Saturday,  OCT  5, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  King-Swett Ranches
Come explore the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo! You'll be led by expert Solano Land Trust guides who know this area—known as the King-Swett Ranches—inside out. They'll share insights about the wildlife and spring flowers in this area, and give you a great workout! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed. Bring: a backpack with plenty of water and snacks, boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rugged, steep, and slippery off-trail terrain, long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, protection from the elements (sun, wind, fog, rain). Recommended: binoculars, camera, bug repellent, hiking sticks, gaiters. Participants of all ages are welcome, but they must be prepared: a strenuous pace hiking up to 6 miles off-trail, up and down rugged, steep, and slippery hills that are full of sticky seeds, thorny plants, and thistle. The King-Swett Ranches are working ranches—cattle are free range so they roam as they please. Only heavy rain cancels—call Jim at 707-373-1221 if the weather is uncertain. Space is limited and registration is recommended. For more information or to register, visit us online.
Leader: Jim
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Meet promptly at the Park-and-Ride lot where McGary Road, Hiddenbrooke Parkway, and American Canyon Road intersect (on the Hiddenbrooke side of the American Canyon/Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit, off Interstate 80). Be ready to carpool or caravan from there.

Novice Adult Pheasant Hunt Weekend   Saturday,  OCT  5, 2019
9:00 AM

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Birds Landing Hunting Preserve and Sporting Clays
This two-day event (Sat, Oct 5 and Sun, Oct 6) is for adults seeking to get their hunter’s education and hunt license for the first time. Participants complete hunter education, receive safety and shooting instruction and go on a hunt the next morning! It’s a fast and easy way to give hunting a try without a major commitment of time or money – all gear is provided. This is a co-ed event. Cost: $250 per person, which includes meals, lodging, hunting license and upland stamp (bird cleaning is available at Birds Landing for an additional fee), 1 year CWA membership and all equipment. For more information, or to register, click HERE.
Leader: Sarahbeth Gonsalves
     2099 Collinsville Rd
     Birds Landing
     Suisun City  

Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  OCT  5, 2019
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

Kids' Day at the Adobe   Saturday,  OCT  5, 2019
11:00 AM

Fun activities will include acorn grinding on authentic mortar and pestles, making corn husk dolls, and writing with quill pens & ink. Meet the goats from McQueeney’s Goat Ranch! Also meet Solano County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ryan Wallace of the Sheriff’s K9 unit as well as authors of children books. Park docents will lead tours of the Peña Adobe, California historical landmark #534 built by the Peña family in 1842. Visit the Mowers-Goheen Museum or take a hike, wildlife is often spotted in the park.
Leader: Peña Adobe Historical Society
     Peña Adobe Road
     To the left of Lagoon Valley Park Entrance
DIRECTIONS: Peña Adobe Road just off of Interstate 80 to the left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance.