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Earth Day Volunteer Clean Up   Saturday,  APR  27, 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.

 
Solano Hike and Overnight   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
BAY AREA RIDGE TRAIL COUNCIL —  Bay Area Ridge Trail
Join the Ridge Trail, Greenbelt Alliance, Solano Land Trust, and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District for the second Solano County hike and overnight! Participants will attend a 2-day supported hike from Newell Open Space Preserve to the Benicia State Recreation Area, staying at McIntyre Ranch overnight on the journey south. The hike will feature panoramic views of San Francisco and Suisun Bay, a docent-led tour through the Vallejo-Swett Ranch and the opportunity to socialize with other trail enthusiasts! For more information and to register, visit us online.
Location:
     1 State Park Rd
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: Take the Columbus Parkway exit off of I-780. Park your car at Benicia State Recreation Area.

 
16th Annual Loop the Lagoon Family Fun Run   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
7:30 AM

VACAVILLE PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION —  Lagoon Valley Park
Please join us and enjoy the beautiful hills and lake at Lagoon Valley Park. Whether you are competing seriously or walking leisurely, Loop the Lagoon is a great way to get involved in a healthy activity for a worthy cause. For more information or to register, visit Loop the Lagoon online.
Location:
     1 Peña Adobe Road
     Vacaville  

 
Arbor Day in Benicia   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Rose Drive
Celebrate Benicia's Arbor Day and help us care for 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:
     Rose Drive
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting point.

 
Earth Day Creek Cleanup   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT —  Blue Rock Springs Creek
Join us in a cleanup along Blue Rock Springs Creek in Vallejo. It’s a family friendly event (if you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult). Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll bring water, refreshments, and tools. RSVP to info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Park at the Wardlaw Dog Park parking, then follow the path behind the dog park and cross the bridge.

 
Nature Hike   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
This hike will take visitors westward along Middle Valley Trail leading to Prairie Ridge. Expect about a 5 mile hike at a moderate, but even pace over uneven ground. Muddy spots will have cattle prints. There are steep climbs over several hills with the longest at Prairie Ridge. It’s worth it to see the view of the northern San Francisco Bay and Vallejo. Hike leaves promptly at 9:15 from the parking lot; expect to be back by noon. Docent guides will be discussing plant communities, landforms, and birds at Lynch Canyon pointing out highlights as we go. Bring boots, appropriate clothing, water and a snack. RSVP requested online.
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,  APR  27, 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  

 
29th Annual Rush Ranch Open House   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
10:00 AM

RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Rush Ranch
Join Solano Land Trust and the Rush Ranch Educational Council in celebrating 29 years of sharing Rush Ranch with the community! Entry is free! Any dollars you spend on lunch, raffle tickets, or arts and crafts will benefit the Rush Ranch Educational Council, an all-volunteer organization that provides fun and educational programs for the ranch.
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,  APR  27, 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  27, 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