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Tree Care Day   Thursday,  MAR  4, 2021
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Lake Herman Open Space
Volunteers are need to water acorns and saplings that have been recently planted in the open space. The trees are a 10 to 15 minute walk from Community Park. Wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, gloves and a face mask. Bring a completed liability waiver form. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Click on the following link to register and to download a copy of the liability waiver form: here.
Performers:
Location:
     Community Park Dr
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for more information.

 
Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches   Saturday,  MAR  6, 2021
9:00 AM

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 required. For more information, visit us online.
Registration is required.
Location:
     140 Red Top Rd.
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at the Red Top Road Park-and-Ride in Fairfield.

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  MAR  6, 2021
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  

 
2nd Saturday Tree Planting   Saturday,  MAR  13, 2021
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION — 
Help us care for Benicia's trees! No experience necessary - tools and instruction provided! Bring gloves if you have them. Children under 14 will need an accompanying adult and all participants must sign our release waiver. BHS students - earn community service hours! To register, click here.
Performers:
Location: Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for more information.

 
Nature Hike at Patwino Worrtla Kodoi Dihi Open Space Park   Saturday,  MAR  13, 2021
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Nature Hike at Patwino Worrtla Kodoi Dihi Open Space Park
Explore the hills between Suisun Valley and Green Valley, and see sweeping views of Solano County and beyond. Enjoying the vistas of Solano County and searching for wildflowers. Rockville Trails is now Patwino Worrtla Kodoi Dihi Open Space Park! Come find out what else is new besides the name! Moderate to Strenuous, 4-6 miles, 9am-1pm. Registration is required. For more info or to register online, click here. Or call 707-432-0150. Rain cancels.
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Icehouse at the corner of Rockville Rd. & Suisun Valley Rd. 

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  MAR  13, 2021
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  

 
Birds of Prey Hike   Saturday,  MAR  13, 2021
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Solano Land Trust and Solano County Parks are proud to present this popular series of birds of prey hikes of the winter migration season led by California Naturalist Larry Broderick of West County Hawkwatch. Lynch Canyon is home to golden eagles and hawks. It is also a magnet for migrating and over-wintering birds of prey. It provides them with over 1,000 undeveloped acres where they can hunt and rest. Some feathered visitors come from as far away as the Arctic Circle. This hike will be between 4-6 miles. Meet in the parking lot. Space is limited. The guided hike is $10 per person. You can pay online when registering, or bring cash/check, payable to Solano Land Trust. For more information or to register, visit the event page online.

**NOTE: There is a separate parking fee of $6 at Lynch Canyon, cash or check, payable to Solano County Parks.
Leader: Larry Broderick
Entrance Fee: $10
Parking Fee: $6
Registration is required.
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.

 
Third Thursday Volunteer Day    Thursday,  MAR  18, 2021
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION — 
Come help us plant trees! We'll work from 9 am to Noon. 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.
Location: Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting place details.

 
Mindful Meditation and Yoga Hike   Saturday,  MAR  20, 2021
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rush Ranch
Join us for a socially distanced, 30-minute Mindful Meditation with Barbara Fredericks at Rush Ranch, followed by a yoga hike. Participants will be required to bring their own folding chair, and will be led through seated meditation surrounded by fresh air and the beautiful bird songs of Rush Ranch. Registration is required online. For more information, contact Solano Land Trust by email.
Leader: Barbara Fredericks
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.

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  MAR  20, 2021
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  

 
Rush Ranch 'Get the Rush'   Saturday,  MAR  20, 2021
10:30 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. Participants may arrive at 10am for the Science Discovery labs or the docent-led walk alongside the marsh. Participants for the hike will meet by the flagpole. Registration is required. For more information or to register, online.
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.

 
Nature Hike at Lynch Canyon   Saturday,  MAR  27, 2021
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
This hike occurs every 4th Saturday of the month. The hike will take visitors westward along Middle Valley Trail leading to Prairie Ridge. Expect about a 5-mile hike at a moderate but even pace over uneven ground. Muddy spots will have cattle prints. There are steep climbs over several hills with the longest at Prairie Ridge. It’s worth it to see the view of the northern San Francisco Bay and Vallejo. Hike leaves promptly at 9:15 from the parking lot; expect to be back by noon. Docent guides will be discussing plant communities, landforms, and birds at Lynch Canyon, pointing out highlights as we go. Bring boots, appropriate clothing, water, and a snack. Registration is required. For more information or to register, click here. Or call 707.432.0150. The hike is free, but parking is $6.00 at Lynch Canyon.
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.

 
Volunteer Opportunity: Trail Crew   Saturday,  MAR  27, 2021
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Patwino Worrtla Kodoi Dihi Open Space Park
Come join us in building the first trails at Patwino Worrtla Kodoi Dihi Open Space Park! Get a sneak peek of the new trail system, meet cool people who care about land in Solano County, be part of the legacy of getting Rockville Trails ready for public access. For more information, email Jordan at Solano Land Trust. Registration is required. You can register online.
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Icehouse at the corner of Rockville Rd. & Suisun Valley Rd.

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  MAR  27, 2021
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  

 
Full Moonrise Paddle   Sunday,  MAR  28, 2021
7:00 PM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Come enjoy the unique experience watching the moon rise over the water.. Reserve your spot for this paddle by calling (707) 341-6141.
Location:
     Suisun City Boat Ramp
     Suisun City