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Habitat Restoration   Saturday,  AUG  19, 2017
9:00 AM

VALLEJO WATERSHED ALLIANCE & SOLANO RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT —  Dan Foley Cultural Center
Over the past several years, the Vallejo Watershed Alliance has hosted a series of presentations on restoration and water issues. This August, we are delighted to welcome Rich Marovich, Streamkeeper and member of the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee for the Solano County Water Agency. Rich will be talking about weed control as a habitat restoration strategy, i.e., what plants to put in when invasive weeds have been removed. The presentation will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. After that, Alliance members will calendar events for the next twelve months. Members of the public are invited to come for the presentation or the entire meeting. Free refreshments and parking. Please RSVP to email or call (707) 644-8949 ext. 1610.
Location:
     Dan Foley Park
     1461 N Camino Alto
     Vallejo  

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew   Saturday,  AUG  19, 2017
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  

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  AUG  19, 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  

 
Lynch Canyon Hike   Saturday,  AUG  19, 2017
9:30 AM

SIERRA CLUB - SOLANO GROUP —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Enjoy rolling grasslands, oak woodlands and excellent views of the North Bay. The 4 mile hike on fire roads will take 3 – 4 hours. Hike is considered moderately strenuous due to 600 ft elevation gain. There is limited shade on the hike, exposed ridgelines can be windy, hot or cold with fog. Be prepared with clothing layers, hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Class: M-4-B. Meet: 9:30 am. Lynch Canyon staging area on McGary Road. $6 parking fee. Parking lot opens at 9 am. Leader, Doug Tracey, 925- 366-9612 or email.
Leader: Doug Tracey
Parking Fee: $6
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.

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  AUG  19, 2017
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,  AUG  19, 2017
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. For more information on this month's activities, visit Solano Land Trust's Calendar.
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.

 
Have a Wild Time!   Saturday,  AUG  19, 2017
4:00 PM

SUISUN MARSH NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION —  Suisun Wildlife Center
Take a walk on the wild side! Visit the Suisun Wildlife Center on August 13 and enjoy hands-on exhibits with the critters while learning more about our local wildlife. Bring your camera!  
Location:
     1171 Kellogg St
     Suisun City