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Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  AUG  31, 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  

 
Nature & History Walk at Lake Solano   Saturday,  AUG  31, 2019
11:30 AM

PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lake Solano County Park
Join Lake Solano volunteers two hour, easy-paced tour. Walk back through the mists of time to learn about the Patwin Indians, the Berryessa brothers, and John Wolfskill’s impact on the region. Discover how Putah Creek was transformed into Lake Solano, bringing water to farmers and residents of Solano County. Learn about the native trees and plants, and some of their medicinal secrets, passed down through the generations by Native Americans. Look for great blue herons, snowy egrets, peacocks or other wildlife on the tour. Your guides will also show you what the resident beavers have been up to! Be prepared for variable weather and trail conditions by bringing water, wearing sturdy closed-toe shoes, and dressing in layers. A camera, binoculars and snacks are also recommended.

Pay the $6 entrance fee and park on the east side of Pleasants Valley Rd. Meet at the Lake Solano Nature Center on the west side of the road. No RSVP is necessary. For questions in advance, call Karin Young at Putah Creek Council, 530-795-3006.
Leader: Cricket Kanouff & Kitty Van Newkoop
Parking Fee: $6
Location:
     8685 Pleasants Valley Rd
       
DIRECTIONS: Lake Solano Park straddles Pleasants Valley Road, north of Vacaville and near the town of Winters. Pay the $6 parking fee and park on the east-side of Pleasants Valley Rd.

 
Weekend Stargazing   Saturday,  AUG  31, 2019
7:30 PM

PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL —  Lake Solano
Meet at the Lake Solano Nature Center to begin your stroll along the trails of Lake Solano Park. Carla Murphy will be your guide for this evening event exploring the night skies. This is a good opportunity to learn some constellations and appreciate the quiet of the park at night! This tour is appropriate for any ages that are happy being out at that hour, and families and groups are welcome. Please prepare for the weather and variable conditions by bringing water, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing in layers. The tour will be rescheduled in the event of poor weather. A blanket or camp chair is recommended. Continue to enjoy the park by renting a campsite for the weekend on a first-come, first-served basis. The evening's activities are free, and parking is $6 per vehicle payable at the east entrance to the Park, on the day use side (cash or check, exact change only). For more information or to register, click here. For questions in advance, contact Karin by email or (530) 795-3006.
Leader: Carla Murphy
Parking Fee: $6
Registration is required.
Location:
     8685 Pleasants Valley Road
       
DIRECTIONS: Lake Solano Park straddles Pleasants Valley Road, north of Vacaville and near the town of Winters. Pay the $6 parking fee and park on the east-side of Pleasants Valley Rd.