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Stebbins Cold Canyon Workday   Saturday,  DEC  12, 2020
8:00 AM

TULEYOME —  Stebbins Cold Canyon
Tuleyome will continue to assist UC Reserve System with their restoration efforts at Stebbins Cold Canyon. This reserve burned during the LNU Lightning Complex and initial remediation efforts need to be done. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Please see the COVID-19 guidelines below to ensure everyone’s safety. This event may be canceled due to health and safety guidelines. Please bring snacks, lunch, WATER, and work gloves – Tuleyome will provide needed tools. Dress for the weather and getting dirty! A $5 donation to Tuleyome is requested, but is not required to participate in this event. For more information or to RSVP, click here. If you have questions, contact Nate by email.
DIRECTIONS: Directions given after RSVP.

2nd Saturday Tree Planting   Saturday,  DEC  12, 2020
9:00 AM

Help us care for Benicia's trees! No experience necessary - tools and instruction provided! Bring gloves if you have them. Children under 14 will need an accompanying adult and all participants must sign our release waiver. BHS students - earn community service hours! To register, click here.
Location: Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for more information.

Pre-CBC Benicia Field Trip   Saturday,  DEC  12, 2020
9:00 AM

NAPA SOLANO AUDUBON —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Robin Leong will lead a Pre-CBC Field Trip to Lynch Canyon to scope out the birds for Monday, December 14th's Benicia CBC. This trip will help train participants in learning the ropes of a CBC including how to estimate bird populations and how to record species for a CBC. We are likely to find a variety of raptors including Golden Eagles, Red-tailed and Red-Shouldered Hawks, White-tailed Kites, accipiters like Cooper's or Sharp-shinned Hawks, and possibly a Rough-legged or Ferruginous Hawk as well. Lynch Canyon is home to grassland birds such as the Western Bluebird, Say's and Black Phoebes, and Western Meadowlarks along with a variety of overwintering sparrows. With luck we will also observe Rufous-crowned Sparrows that breed along the canyon slopes. The walk begins along a riparian corridor where Hermit Thrushes, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, and even Townsend's Warblers are often seen. Bring water, and a snack or lunch as the walk will likely continue until 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lynch Canyon is a fee area and may require a fee of $6.00 per vehicle.

For more information, contact Robin Leong.

All NSAS Field Trips will follow strict Covid protocols including Social Distancing, the wearing of masks at all times, a limit of 15 participants, and no carpooling. For this trip, we will break into smaller groups in the event more than 15 people attend. Field Trips will be taken at the participant's own risk and a Release of Liability Form with a signature according to National Audubon Recommendations is required before participation.
Leader: Robin Leong
     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.

Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  DEC  12, 2020
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