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Planting Natives   Saturday,  MAR  14, 2020
SOLANO RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT —  Pond C
Although Pond C Biofiltration and Habitat Restoration Project was constructed in 2007, it was only minimally vegetated with native plants. We have been working since 2017 to restore native plants throughout the restoration site. We need your help! For more information or to RSVP, contact Katherine Holmes.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting details.

 
Coyote Club   Saturday,  MAR  14, 2020
9:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
Ages 4-14 -- The McIntyre Ranch is home to several different habitats, farm animals and an educational garden. Studies have found that children who spend time exploring nature are more focused and interested in school. Bring a snack, water and your curiosity! Second Saturday of the month. Pre-registration is required. Cost for residents is $5 and $6 for non-residents. For more information contact the Coordinator at 707-648-4620.
Leader: Dee Davis
Registration is required.
Location:
     1 St. Johns Mine Road
     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.

 
Nature Hike at Rockville Trails Preserve   Saturday,  MAR  14, 2020
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
NOTE: ALL SLT ACTIVITIES CANCELLED through APR 10.

Explore the hills between Suisun Valley and Green Valley, and see sweeping views of Solano County and beyond. Enjoying the vistas of Solano County and searching for wildflowers. Moderate to Strenuous, 4-6 miles, rain cancels, 9am-1pm. Registration recommended online.
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Icehouse at the corner of Rockville Rd. & Suisun Valley Rd. 

 
Second Saturday Tree Maintenance Day    Saturday,  MAR  14, 2020
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Robert Semple Elementary School
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:
     2015 E 3rd S
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting point.

 
Volunteer Opportunity: Trail Crew   Saturday,  MAR  14, 2020
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
NOTE: ALL SLT ACTIVITIES CANCELLED through APR 10.

Help us take care of Lynch Canyon's 1,000 plus acres. Projects include improving trails, fixing fences, weeding, and the like. This is physical outdoor work. There is usually no shade. Be prepared to be outdoors for approximately three hours using hand tools like shovels and hoes; lifting, carrying and lowering supplies; bending over, squatting and kneeling on dirt, grasses and weeds; and sweating. Ages 12 and up who are comfortable with this type of physical work are welcome—under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. When you arrive, ask the leader for a free parking pass. No registration required. Just show up and be ready to work at 9am! WHAT TO BRING: a backpack with plenty of water and snacks, heavy work gloves, eye protection (e.g., sunglasses), boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rough, steep, and slippery terrain, long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, protection from sun, wind, fog. Meet promptly in the parking lot. Rain or high fire danger cancels. To participate, email us.
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,  MAR  14, 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  

 
Kids’ Hike - Green is Mother Nature’s favorite color   Saturday,  MAR  14, 2020
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
NOTE: ALL SLT ACTIVITIES CANCELLED through APR 10.

Spend the day off with the kids and join Solano Land Trust and the amazing kid’s hike docents. This month's theme is, "I Love Birds!" Meeting location: Lynch Canyon Parking lot at 9:45. Wear good walking shoes and bring water and snacks. If it is raining, mud boots are advised. Rain may cancel hike. Pre-registration recommended online. NOTE: There is a parking fee of $6 at Lynch Canyon, cash or check, payable to Solano County Parks.
Parking Fee: $6
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.

 
Wildflowers & Water Critters Walk   Saturday,  MAR  14, 2020
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Jepson Prairie
NOTE: ALL SLT ACTIVITIES CANCELLED through APR 10.

Jepson Prairie Preserve is one of California’s best remaining examples of a vernal pool ecosystem and native grassland prairie. Dry and dormant most of the year, the prairie is transformed by winter rains into a tapestry of stunning colors, and its vernal pools host a rich diversity of rare aquatic life. Visitors can enjoy an easy guided walk which may include portions of the Preserve that are only accessible with a Jepson Prairie docent. Participants can learn about vernal pools and see the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Volunteer docents offer these two-hour tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m., March 10 through May 13 (Mother’s Day). For groups of 6 or more, RSVP to Kate Mawdsley at email or 530-758-5093. A minimum $5 donation is encouraged to attend this tour.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Cook Lane off Highway 113 South 12 miles south of Dixon