Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches
SOLANO LAND TRUST King-Swett Ranches
Come explore the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo! You'll be led by expert Solano Land Trust guides who know this area—known as the King-Swett Ranches—inside out. They'll share insights about the wildlife and spring flowers in this area, and give you a great workout! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed. Bring: a backpack with plenty of water and snacks, boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rugged, steep, and slippery off-trail terrain, long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, protection from the elements (sun, wind, fog, rain). Recommended: binoculars, camera, bug repellent, hiking sticks, gaiters. Participants of all ages are welcome, but they must be prepared: a strenuous pace hiking up to 6 miles off-trail, up and down rugged, steep, and slippery hills that are full of sticky seeds, thorny plants, and thistle. The King-Swett Ranches are working ranches—cattle are free range so they roam as they please. Sorry, no dogs allowed. Space is limited and registration is recommended. For more information or to register, visit us online.
140 Red Top Rd.
DIRECTIONS: Meet at the Red Top Road Park-and-Ride in Fairfield.
PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL Lake Solano County Park
Join Putah Creek Council in a day of planting native plants at Lake Solano Park! We'll be planting white-root sedge, valley oak, and California sycamore alongside the creek edge to provide wildlife habitat and erosion control. Native plants improve water quality, habitat for birds, small mammals, and beneficial insects, and help prevent soil erosion. Please prepare for the weather and variable conditions by bringing water, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing in layers. We provide all the tools and supplies, including gloves. We'll be meeting at 9:30 am at the upper parking lot and work until noon. Please wear clothes that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes. Don't forget your water bottle! If you are under 18, you MUST bring this completed liability form with a parent's signature. This event will happen rain or shine! Putah Creek Council will bring ponchos and mud boots if necessary. For more information or to register, visit us online.
Parking Fee: $6
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. and meet in the Upper Parking Lot.
PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL Lake Solano
Enjoy the lovely weather with a guided canoe tour at Lake Solano Park! This canoe adventure is from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM and will be led by volunteer docent Linda Allison and Zoey Heyer-Gray. Discover the wonders of Putah Creek through exploration, relaxation, and education. The tour is an opportunity to learn about life along the river and the special riparian forest that grows along its banks. The guided trip is limited to 14 guests. Children age 8 and older are welcome if accompanied by an adult. There will be a basic safety and paddling discussion before beginning. Canoes, paddles, and lifejackets will be provided free of charge. Participants may want to bring water, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. You may get wet, so a change of clothes is recommended! Reservations are required. For more information or to register, click here. For questions in advance, contact Nina by email or (530) 795-3006.
Leader: Linda Allison and Zoey Heyer-Gray
Parking Fee: $6
Registration is required.
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.