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11th Annual REI - Ridge Trail Service Day   Saturday,  NOV  17, 2018
9:00 AM

REI, BAY AREA RIDGE TRAIL, & SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Newell Open Space Preserve
Thank you for your interest. This event has been cancelled due to poor air quality.

 
Annual Bird Box Monitoring   Saturday,  NOV  17, 2018
9:00 AM

VALLEJO WATERSHED ALLIANCE —  Hanns Park
Join the Vallejo Watershed Alliance on Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to noon for the annual bird box monitoring and meadow refreshing! We’ll see which birds used our boxes in the spring, and tidy them up for next year’s flock. In the meadow, we’ll do an easy trash pickup and remove some invasive non-native vegetation. We’ll meet in Hanns Park (entrance lot is on Skyline off Redwood Parkway). Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll bring water, refreshments, and tools. RSVP online or call (707) 652-7812.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: On Skyline off Redwood Parkway.

 
Fall Arbor Day   Saturday,  NOV  17, 2018
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Matthew Turner Elementary School
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.
Location:
     540 Rose Dr
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting point.

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew   Saturday,  NOV  17, 2018
9:00 AM

CITY OF FAIRFIELD —  Rockville Hills Regional Park
The Rockville Trail Crew volunteer work days are scheduled for the third Saturday of every month from 9-12noon, rain or shine! Trail Crew volunteers provide technical assistance with trail maintenance and construction activities on the trails. Trail Crew volunteer duties consist of clearing rocks, trees, brush and other debris from proposed trail routes; build/repair walk ways, bridges or other structures; grade/fill existing trail paths to ensure user safety; and attend all required meetings and training sessions. Volunteers should bring water, gloves and a tool if available. Volunteers should wear layered clothing and sturdy shoes. A snack and beverage provided for volunteers. Meet at the parking area. If you are not a regular volunteer, please RSVP to Ranger Teri, (707) 249-3613, or by email.
Location:
     2149 Rockville Rd
     Fairfield  

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  NOV  17, 2018
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  

 
Barn Owls Workshop and Beginning Bird Walk   Saturday,  NOV  17, 2018
10:00 AM

NAPA SOLANO AUDUBON —  Rush Ranch
Barn Owls are part of our popular culture, ancient mythology, and are just plain amazing. Join Napa-Solano Audubon for a workshop on Barn Owls. We’ll discuss their physical adaptations, and also their breeding habits and their role as an apex predator. The old barn at Rush Ranch has also been home to nesting Barn Owls this year, and we’ll learn about Barn Owl nestboxes, choosing suitable locations, and how you can obtain one. The workshop will last from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a walk through the ranch, with views of the surrounding marshlands. Walks are appropriate for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Please wear sturdy walking shoes or boots and bring water and binoculars if you have them. Layers and insect repellent are recommended.
Location:
     3521 Grizzly Island Road
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 12 in Suisun City, take Grizzly Island Road south approximately 2 miles. Entrance/driveway will be on the right.

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  NOV  17, 2018
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.

 
Rush Ranch 'Get the Rush'   Saturday,  NOV  17, 2018
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Rush Ranch
Get the Rush is a series of fun and free activities for the whole family, offered on the third Saturday of every month at Rush Ranch. All ages and mobility levels are welcome! This event is 100% volunteer-run and activities vary month-to-month. Get the Rush! is made possible by Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure, Napa-Solano Audubon Society, and Solano Land Trust volunteers. The blacksmith shop is open rain or shine. Rain, soil conditions, or extreme heat may cancel other activities.
Location:
     3521 Grizzly Island Road
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 12 in Suisun City, take Grizzly Island Road south approximately 2 miles. Entrance/driveway will be on the right.