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Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches   Saturday,  FEB  1, 2020
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. Sorry, no dogs allowed. Space is limited and registration is recommended. For more information or to register, visit us online.
Location:
     140 Red Top Rd.
       
DIRECTIONS: Meet at the Red Top Road Park-and-Ride in Fairfield.

 
Tree Care Day   Saturday,  FEB  1, 2020
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Lake Herman Open Space
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.
Performers:
Location: Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for more information.

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  FEB  1, 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.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Peña Adobe Open House   Saturday,  FEB  1, 2020
11:00 AM

PEÑA ADOBE HISTORICAL SOCIETY —  Peña Adobe Park
The Peña Adobe Historical Society in Vacaville needs volunteers to teach park visitors about Vacaville’s local history. The Society was established in 2004, staffed by volunteers, this nonprofit organization is committed to preserving the Peña Adobe and providing educational and cultural events to the community. An open house informational meeting is scheduled from 11:00 to 2:00 Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Peña Adobe Park located just off Interstate 80 at Peña Adobe road. The center of attraction at Vacaville’s historic park is the oldest, fully restored structure in Solano County, the Peña Adobe, California historical landmark #534 and the former home of the Peña family. The Peña family together with the Vaca family arrived in Solano County in 1841. The Peña Adobe Historical Society recruits and trains new volunteer members each year to share Vacaville's history through research, guided tours, student bus trips, the City of Vacaville summer program, and other outreach activities. Volunteers are asked to commit to 10 hours a year at the park and abide by the City of Vacaville rules and regulations. If you would like to learn about the history of Vacaville, join us on Saturday, February 1st and become a member of the 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.