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Earth Day Volunteer Clean Up   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
SOLANO RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT —  Various Locations
Come join us all around Solano County for our annual Earth Day Clean-up Event! Community volunteers will remove trash and improperly disposed of recyclables from our waterways, open spaces and roadways. Each event is an opportunity to spend a portion of a day in an intense effort to make our county a better place. Cleanups are a great way for students to earn community service hours, clubs and service organizations to participate in an organized service project with a big impact, and for families, friends, and individuals to spend some quality time giving back to Solano, in the company of other like-minded people. For meeting places and times, visit the Solano Resource Conservation District's website. Please note that events at some locations are scheduled for April 20 and some for April 27.

 
Canoe Tour   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
8:00 AM

PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL —  Lake Solano
Celebrate spring with a guided canoe tour at Lake Solano Park! This canoe adventure is from 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM and will be led by volunteer docent Linda Allison. Discover the wonders of Putah Creek through exploration, relaxation, and education. The tour is an opportunity to learn about life along the river and the special riparian forest that grows along its banks. The guided trip is limited to 14 guests. Children age 8 and older are welcome if accompanied by an adult. There will be a basic safety and paddling discussion before beginning. Canoes, paddles, and lifejackets will be provided free of charge. Participants may want to bring water, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. You may get wet, so a change of clothes is recommended! Reservations are required. For more information or to register, click here. For questions in advance, contact Karin by email or (530) 795-3006.
Leader: Linda Allison
Parking Fee: $6
Registration is required.
Location:
     8685 Pleasants Valley Road
       
DIRECTIONS: Lake Solano Park straddles Pleasants Valley Road, north of Vacaville and near the town of Winters. Pay the $6 parking fee and park on the east-side of Pleasants Valley Rd.

 
Earth Day Clean Up 2019   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Rush Ranch
Solano Land Trust and Solano County Parks invite you and your family to celebrate Earth Day weekend by helpinging to remove litter along Grizzly Island Road. This is the main road that serves as a scenic drive leading visitors into Suisun Marsh, and to destinations like Belden’s Landing and Rush Ranch Open Space. Removing litter along this road is especially important, as trash can be dangerous to the fragile health of the marsh and to the critters that live there. Meet at the Rush Ranch parking lot. After the cleanup, you are invited to join in on Get the Rush! activities.
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.

 
Earth Day Festival   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
9:00 AM

VALLEJO WATERSHED ALLIANCE —  Downtown Vallejo
Free fun for the family on Earth Day, which will take place at the Vallejo Farmers Market on Georgia Street at Marin. Jugglers, face painting, music, Loma Vista Farm Animals to pet, and the Vallejo Watershed Alliance touch tanks of “Critters of Lake Chabot.” Stop by the Vallejo Flood & Wastewater booth for information on less-toxic garden solutions (bring your old mercury fever thermometer and they’ll exchange it for a new digital model). Join us! And if you’d like to help out at the Alliance table, we’d love to have you, just let us know at info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.
Location:
     Georgia St at Marin
     Vallejo  

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
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,  APR  20, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
This easy, family friendly hike will take place at Rockville Trails Preserve. Barbara Fredericks will lead some warm up stretches and a yoga session later on. Participants can enjoy the sun on their face and the wind in their hair while they do yoga. RSVP recommended online. This property is closed to the public. Free.
Leader: Barbara Fredericks
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Icehouse at the corner of Rockville Rd. & Suisun Valley Rd. 

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  APR  20, 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  

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
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.
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,  APR  20, 2019
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.
Leader: Larry Broderick
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.

 
Solano Group Hike - Benicia Historic Walk   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
10:00 AM

SIERRA CLUB - SOLANO GROUP —  Benicia
The 2 mile loop walk begins at the very end of 1st street on the fishing pier. We will head through downtown and along the way pass local landmarks, learn more about the former industries that were located here and hear about Jack London’s time spent in Benicia. Will also learn about the regional recreational trails which are located along Carquinez Straits. Free parking available close to where we start. Bring sturdy shoes, water, a hat, sunscreen and a snack. No pets. Rain cancels. Preregister by April 12. RSVP to Doug by email or 925-366-9612.
Leader: Doug Tracey
Location:
     Downtown
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at the end of 1st street on the fishing pier close to the public restrooms.

 
Wildflowers & Water Critters Walk   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
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. 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

 
Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

 
Earth Day Celebration   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
12:00 PM

SUISUN MARSH NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION —  Suisun Wildlife Center
Join the Suisun Wildlife Center to celebrate Earth Day with wildlife shows and a barbecue! From 12-3 pm April 20, 2019, enjoy and welcome Spring. Come to the Suisun Wildlife Center at 1171 Kellogg St, Suisun City, and bring your cameras for this family friendly event! For more information, call the Wildlife Center at: (707) 429-4295 (HAWK) 9am – 6pm, Mon.- Sun.
Location:
     1171 Kellogg Street
     Suisun City