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Beginning Bird Walk   Saturday,  MAR  17, 2018
9:00 AM

NAPA - SOLANO AUDUBON SOCIETY —  Rockville Hills Regional Park
How do birders tell all the different species apart? Hear tips for finding and identifying typical Northern California birds, including how to use clues such as habitat type, silhouette, and behavior.
Leader: Crystal DeMarco
Parking Fee: $6
Location:
     2140 Rockville Road
     Fairfield  

 
Clean-up at Lake Chabot   Saturday,  MAR  17, 2018
9:00 AM

VALLEJO WATERSHED ALLIANCE —  Dan Foley Park
Kids are coming to Lake Chabot soon for the Youth Fishing Derby, and we need your help with a little shoreline improvement so they can reach the water.  This event will take place on Saturday, March 17, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the boat launch in Dan Foley Community Park. Wear sturdy clothes and shoes (waders if you have them), hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll provide water and refreshments, as well as any tools that are needed. Enter the park at the east end of North Camino Alto, off Tuolumne past the Sutter Solano Medical Center. Please RSVP by email or call (707) 652-7812.
Location:
     1461 N Camino Alto
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Enter the park at the east end of North Camino Alto, off Tuolumne past the Sutter Solano Medical Center.

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew   Saturday,  MAR  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  

 
Yoga Hike   Saturday,  MAR  17, 2018
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rush Ranch
Enjoy a walk in the beautiful nature of Rush Ranch led by Barbara Fredericks of Benicia Yoga & Wellness. She will lead you on a walk while stopping to incorporate easy yoga moves “for every body”. Meet at picnic tables. This is a free event..
Leader: Barbara Fredericks
Parking Fee: $6
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.

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  MAR  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  

 
Hike for Kids   Saturday,  MAR  17, 2018
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Solano Land Trust and Solano County Parks invite the public to celebrate St. Patricks Day by taking their kids outside to enjoy the beautiful nature of Lynch Canyon. There is a lot to love about this park…rolling hills, fresh air, a variety of trees and many different birds and other wildlife. Families will likely discover a new or renewed love of nature and being outdoors. The recent rain will make this park even more beautiful, but also means it can be muddy so rain boots are recommended. Bring plenty of water and snacks. (There is no water at Lynch Canyon), good hiking shoes/boots, layered clothing, and sun protection. Heavy rain cancels this hike. Meet in the parking lot at 9:45. Hike starts at 10:00. No registration required. Parking is $6.
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.

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  MAR  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,  MAR  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. For more information on this month's activities, visit Solano Land Trust's Calendar.
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.

 
Wildflowers & Water Critters Walk   Saturday,  MAR  17, 2018
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Jepson Prairie
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. Enjoy an easy guided walk which may include portions of the Preserve that are only accessible with a Jepson Prairie docent. Learn about vernal pools and see the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Expect a slow pace and meandering route with lots of opportunities to bend down and look at tiny wildflowers. All ages are welcome. It is often windy. The preserve is a working ranch with free-range sheep. There is no drinking water. In order to protect endangered species and sensitive habitat, dogs are not allowed. Bring a backpack with plenty of water and snacks and/or a picnic lunch. Wear boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes, preferably ones that are waterproof, layered clothes, and protection from the elements—sun (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses), wind, fog, rain. You may also want to bring a hand lens, binoculars and a camera. Rain may cancel. Free but a donation is requested.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Cook Lane off Highway 113 South 12 miles south of Dixon