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Downtown Benicia Cleanup Day   Saturday,  MAY  19, 2018
8:30 AM

BENICIA MAIN STREET —  Downtown Benicia
Help cleanup First Street! Trash bags, gloves, and water provided. BBQ lunch provided by Republic Services at 11 a.m. at Benicia Main Street – 90 First Street. Check-in at Benicia Main Street at 8:30am. Sign up to volunteer at 707-745-9791 or by email.
Location:
     90 First Street
     Benicia  

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew   Saturday,  MAY  19, 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  

 
Spring Cleanup at Rindler Creek   Saturday,  MAY  19, 2018
9:00 AM

VALLEJO WATERSHED ALLIANCE —  Rindler Creek
Rindler Creek flows out of the hills to the east of Vallejo, down into Lake Chabot. It attracts a fair amount of trash, unfortunately, and it's time for a spring cleaning! Meet at the corner of Fairgrounds Drive and Coach Lane. Wear sturdy clothes and closed-toe shoes, gloves, hat and sunscreen. We will provide tools, trash bags, water, and refreshments. Participants under 18 must have a signed waiver (see form online). Please RSVP online. See you there!
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at the corner of Fairgrounds Drive and Coach Lane.

 
Yoga Hike   Saturday,  MAY  19, 2018
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Enjoy a walk in the beautiful open space of Rockville Trails Preserve 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.” This is a free hike and preregistration is recommended.
Leader: Barbara Fredericks
Parking Fee: $6
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Icehouse at the corner of Rockville Rd. & Suisun Valley Rd. 

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  MAY  19, 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  

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  MAY  19, 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,  MAY  19, 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.
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.

 
Field Trip: Courtship & Nesting and Beginning Bird Walk   Saturday,  MAY  19, 2018
11:00 AM

NAPA - SOLANO AUDUBON SOCIETY —  Lagoon Valley / Peña Adobe Park
Walks and workshops aimed at beginning birders are held twice a month on Saturdays. All workshops begin at 9 a.m., followed by a bird walk at 9:30 a.m. until noon. What are the different kinds of nests that birds build? Try your hand at building a nest yourself. Find out about active nests with living birds that you can watch from your computer. Several different types of nests will be available for you to look at up close, and we will watch for more nests on our walk. Walks are appropriate for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Please bring binoculars if you have them and water.
Leader: Crystal DeMarco
Location:
     4699 Peña Adobe Road
     Vacaville  
DIRECTIONS: The park is located on Peña Adobe Road just off of Interstate 80. Meet in the parking lot.

 
Summer Fun on the Farm Session 1   Saturday,  MAY  19, 2018
11:00 AM

FRIENDS OF LOMA VISTA FARM —  Loma Vista Farm
Be a Farmer for a week! Have you ever wanted to be a farmer--working and feeding animals, cooking food from the garden you helped harvest, planting seeds in the garden and making new friends along the way? Once again the Friends of Loma Vista Farm are sponsoring "Summer Fun on the Farm." For more information please visit us online or call 510-235-2039. Vallejo Residents: $110 per student per session; Non-Vallejo Resident: $125 per student per session.
Location:
     150 Rainier Ave
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 37, take Fairgrounds Dr. north. Left on Corcoran and left on Rainier.