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Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches   Saturday,  NOV  2, 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.

 
Ridge Trail Day 2019 - Benicia   Saturday,  NOV  2, 2019
9:00 AM

BAY AREA RIDGE TRAIL COUNCIL —  Benicia State Recreation Area
Join California State Parks for Removing debris and sediment blocking drainage points and culverts. Ages 13 and up are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project Hours: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more information or to register, click here.
Location:
     1 State Park Rd
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: Take the Columbus Parkway exit off of I-780.

 
Ridge Trail Day 2019 - Lynch Canyon   Saturday,  NOV  2, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST, SOLANO COUNTY PARKS, BAY AREA RIDGE TRAIL COUNCIL, AND CITY OF AMERICAN CANYON —  Lynch Canyon
On Saturday, November 2, hundreds of volunteers will join the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, REI Co-op, and our park and non-profit partners for the 12th annual Ridge Trail Day to celebrate and give back to the trail we love! Volunteers will join together to restore a seasonal wetland and to improve trail way finding. We will be conducting a native species planting portion around the perimeter of the wetland and installing trail way finding posts along the existing trail. All ages are welcome. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Registration is required.
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.

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  NOV  2, 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.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Kids' Day at the Adobe   Saturday,  NOV  2, 2019
11:00 AM

PEÑA ADOBE HISTORICAL SOCIETY —  Peña Adobe Park
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
Location:
     Peña Adobe Road
     To the left of Lagoon Valley Park Entrance
     Vacaville  
DIRECTIONS: Peña Adobe Road just off of Interstate 80 to the left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance.