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10th Annual Mare Faire & Fennel Festival   Saturday,  AUG  12, 2017
8:00 AM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
Join us August 11-13 as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve and the 160th Anniversary of the Mare Island Naval Ammunition Depot with history tours, guided hikes, including along Mare Island's Southshore, chances to view the famous local osprey, visits to the old Naval cemetery, wine tastings, cooking classes, bikes rides, plus more workshops and presentations Catch the amazing sunset and then continue into the evening with a campfire and a Lighted Trail up to the summit of the Preserve. On Saturday, there will also be tours of a WWII Gunboat, tours of St Peter's Chapel, and displays at Mare Island Museum. Don't miss out on a fennel-pollen themed breakfast or lunch at the Visitors Center, offered both Saturday and Sunday. Most events are free, but check individual event listings. For details, see the Mare Faire & Fennel Festival brochure online, or call or text to 707-249-9633.
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Located at multiple venues around Mare Island. See brochure for details. The Preserve Visitor Center is located in Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave.

 
Coyote Club   Saturday,  AUG  12, 2017
9:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
Ages 4-14 -- The McIntyre Ranch is home to several different habitats, farm animals and an educational garden. Studies have found that children who spend time exploring nature are more focused and interested in school. Bring a snack, water and your curiosity! Cost: $5/class for residents, $6/class nonresident. Adults must register at no cost. Pre-registration is required at 395 Amador St. or online. For more information contact the Coordinator at 707-639-1325.
Leader: Dee Davis
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.

 
Second Saturday Tree Maintenance Day    Saturday,  AUG  12, 2017
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Semple Elementary School
The Benicia Tree Foundation is sponsoring a tree maintenance day! No experience necessary. Tools and instruction provided. Bring gloves if you have them. Children under 14 must have accompanying adult and all participants must sign our release waiver. RSVP for details on meeting point by contacting the Benicia Tree Foundation at 745-4675 or by email. Set aside a few hours every second Saturday of the month to give our trees some TLC. Rain cancels.
Location:
     2015 E 3rd St
     Benicia  

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  AUG  12, 2017
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  

 
Historic Mare Island Navy Cemetery Tour   Saturday,  AUG  12, 2017
12:00 PM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
The cemetery on Mare Island is the Navy's oldest cemetery in the West, with graves there dating back to the 1850's. Park at the Visitor's Center and meet at the cemetery, just a few hundred feet up the trail. We will be offering two tours, one starting at 12pm, and the other at 1pm. Realistically, 40 people is the maximum number at this time for each tour. If there are more than 40 people that arrive BY NOON for the first tour, we will ask folks who arrive after that to join us for the 2nd tour at 1pm. We hope you understand, and we will try to accommodate everyone. And if more people show up, we will add another tour, starting at 2pm. We hope this will be a monthly event on second Saturdays. Please give us a call at 707-241-4285 if you have any questions about the tours. The event is free, but your donations to the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve are always encouraged, and help keep the park going!
Leader: Kyle Green
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave