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Earth Day Clean Up 2019   Sunday,  APR  21, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Solano Land Trust and Solano County Parks invite you and your family to celebrate Earth Day weekend by helpinging to remove litter along McGary Rd. towards Lynch Canyon. This is the main road that serves as a scenic drive leading visitors into Lynch Canyon Open Space. Removing litter along this road is especially important. Adult Volunteers are recommended for this particular site, due to safety issues along the main road.
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   Sunday,  APR  21, 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   Sunday,  APR  21, 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

 
Annual Easter Golfball Hunt & Easter Egg Exchange   Sunday,  APR  21, 2019
2:00 PM

MARE ISLAND SHORELINE HERITAGE PRESERVE —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
Children and their families have always had a blast collecting not Easter eggs, but golf balls that have flown over from the Mare Island Golf Club in their baskets. Kids return the balls to us in trade for a bag of Easter treats. Rest assured, we’ve learned that the most fun for them is the collecting. The Hunt takes place in the mowed field near our visitor center. Just like our wildlands Preserve on Mare Island, nothing ordinary about this Easter event! Feel free to plan to have an Easter picnic before or after in one of our picnic areas or at the visitor center with plenty of tables and chairs and a propane grill. Help us keep events like this and our park free by donating what you can.
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Azuar Dr.