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Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Wednesday,  APR  3, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

 
Bocce on the Backroads   Friday,  APR  5, 2019
BACKROADS VINES —  BackRoad Vines
One of the unique aspects of Suisun Valley’s BackRoad Vines is their BOCCE COURTS! The Bocce Ball courts are open to the public during regular tasting hours. The winery also hosts a bocce league! Are you interested in joining the Bocce Ball League? All levels of experience are welcome and new leagues start every quarter. Each team consists of 4 players. Teams play Friday nights and guests are welcome to come out and watch the fun. For more information, please contact Colleen by email.
Location:
     2221 Julian Lane
     Suisun Valley
     Fairfield  

 
Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  APR  5, 2019
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches   Saturday,  APR  6, 2019
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. Only heavy rain cancels—call Jim at 707-373-1221 if the weather is uncertain. Space is limited and registration is recommended. For more information or to register, visit us online.
Leader: Jim
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Meet promptly at the Park-and-Ride lot where McGary Road, Hiddenbrooke Parkway, and American Canyon Road intersect (on the Hiddenbrooke side of the American Canyon/Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit, off Interstate 80). Be ready to carpool or caravan from there.

 
Tree Care Day   Saturday,  APR  6, 2019
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Benicia Middle School
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:
     1100 Southampton Rd
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting point.

 
Bird of Prey Hike and Presentation   Saturday,  APR  6, 2019
9:30 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rush Ranch
Join us at 9:45A in the Nature Center for a presentation on northern harriers by Dr. Shanon Skalos from UC Davis, followed by a hike led by raptor expert Larry Broderick. We will wrap up with a chili and cornbread lunch! We ask for a $10 donation, or see the event listing for items that can be donated as an in-kind alternative.
Leader: Larry Broderick
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,  APR  6, 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  

 
Native American Walk   Saturday,  APR  6, 2019
9:30 AM

SUISUN MARSH NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION —  Rockville Hills Regional Park
The Suisun Marsh Natural History Association will be holding a 2 hour field trip in Rockville Hills Regional Park starting at 9:30 am. The interpretive tour will focus on the customs, lifestyles and religious ceremonies of the local Suisun Indians. Binoculars, water, and walking shoes are recommended. This walk may be difficult for small children, as there is some uphill walking. The walk will be held on Saturday. Registration is limited to 25, so enroll today! For more information or to register, call the Wildlife Center at: (707) 429-4295 (HAWK) 9am – 6pm, Mon.- Sun. This event is free to members and $5.00 for non-members. All proceeds assist the Suisun Marsh Natural History Association in its Suisun Wildlife Center.
Registration is required.
Location:
      2140 Rockville Rd
     Fairfield  

 
Wildflowers & Water Critters Walk   Saturday,  APR  6, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Jepson Prairie
Jepson Prairie Preserve is one of California’s best remaining examples of a vernal pool ecosystem and native grassland prairie. Dry and dormant most of the year, the prairie is transformed by winter rains into a tapestry of stunning colors, and its vernal pools host a rich diversity of rare aquatic life. Visitors can enjoy an easy guided walk which may include portions of the Preserve that are only accessible with a Jepson Prairie docent. Participants can learn about vernal pools and see the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Volunteer docents offer these two-hour tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m., March 10 through May 13 (Mother’s Day). For groups of 6 or more, RSVP to Kate Mawdsley at email or 530-758-5093. A minimum $5 donation is encouraged to attend this tour.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Cook Lane off Highway 113 South 12 miles south of Dixon

 
Peña Adobe Open House   Saturday,  APR  6, 2019
11:00 AM

PEÑA ADOBE HISTORICAL SOCIETY & RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Peña Adobe Park
This month's Open House will feature “Artists at the Adobe” from 11:00am until 2:00pm. Fairfield’s Sandy Imperatori and members from art workshops she has conducted in Rancho Solano and Vacaville will be on hand. Bring your art supplies and join the fun or bring a picnic and enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Last year’s event included over 100 participants. There is no charge for admission into the historical park. Also explore the Pena Adobe, who with the Vaca family first settled in Vacaville in 1842, the Willis Jepson Memorial Garden, and the Indian Council Grounds. Enjoy horseshoe pits, a multi-purpose field, a small pond, and excellent hiking. Dogs are welcome on leashes. Docents will be on hand to lead tours of the Peña Adobe, the Museum and the grounds. For questions in advance, call (707) 447-0518. The park is located at 4966 Pena Adobe Road in Vacaville’s rural southwest section just off of Interstate 80 to the left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance.
Leader: Sandy Imperatori
Location:
     4699 Peña Adobe Road
     Vacaville  
DIRECTIONS: The park is located on Peña Adobe Road just off of Interstate 80.

 
Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Saturday,  APR  6, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

 
7th Annual Downtown Dixon Dash   Sunday,  APR  7, 2019
9:00 AM

DOWNTOWN DIXON BUSINESS ASSOCIATION —  Dixon High School
Dixon Downtown Dash is an annual 5K & 10K run in Downtown Dixon with a 1k fun run. All proceeds go to Dixon High School Cross Country and Track and Field team. For details or to register, visit us online.
Location:
     555 College Way
     Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Old Dixon High School Parking Lot at the Corner of 4th & C Streets

 
Nature & History Walk at Lake Solano   Sunday,  APR  7, 2019
10:00 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.

 
Wildflowers & Water Critters Walk   Sunday,  APR  7, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Jepson Prairie
Jepson Prairie Preserve is one of California’s best remaining examples of a vernal pool ecosystem and native grassland prairie. Dry and dormant most of the year, the prairie is transformed by winter rains into a tapestry of stunning colors, and its vernal pools host a rich diversity of rare aquatic life. Visitors can enjoy an easy guided walk which may include portions of the Preserve that are only accessible with a Jepson Prairie docent. Participants can learn about vernal pools and see the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Volunteer docents offer these two-hour tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m., March 10 through May 13 (Mother’s Day). For groups of 6 or more, RSVP to Kate Mawdsley at email or 530-758-5093. A minimum $5 donation is encouraged to attend this tour.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Cook Lane off Highway 113 South 12 miles south of Dixon

 
Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Sunday,  APR  7, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

 
Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Wednesday,  APR  10, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

 
Bocce on the Backroads   Friday,  APR  12, 2019
BACKROADS VINES —  BackRoad Vines
One of the unique aspects of Suisun Valley’s BackRoad Vines is their BOCCE COURTS! The Bocce Ball courts are open to the public during regular tasting hours. The winery also hosts a bocce league! Are you interested in joining the Bocce Ball League? All levels of experience are welcome and new leagues start every quarter. Each team consists of 4 players. Teams play Friday nights and guests are welcome to come out and watch the fun. For more information, please contact Colleen by email.
Location:
     2221 Julian Lane
     Suisun Valley
     Fairfield  

 
Volunteer Opportunity: Citizen Science Friday   Friday,  APR  12, 2019
8:30 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Solano Land Trust Properties
Get involved in science on our lands! BRING: Water, snacks, sturdy gloves, pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes. Come prepared for variable weather (bring layered clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and protection from sun, wind, and fog). Optional: bug repellent, your favorite gardening tools, and binoculars to enjoy the birds! ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED two or more days in advance: Contact Jasmine by email or at 707-709-9028.
Registration is required.
DIRECTIONS: Provided upon RSVP.

 
Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  APR  12, 2019
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
Coyote Club   Saturday,  APR  13, 2019
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! 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.

 
Spring Hike   Saturday,  APR  13, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Enjoy the first hike of Spring with Solano Land Trust! 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. Moderate to Strenuous, 4-6 miles, rain cancels, 9am-1pm. There will be sweeping views of Solano County and beyond. Residents and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for a docent-led hike because Rockville Trails Preserve is otherwise closed. Up to 5 miles. Pre-registration is recommended online.
Registration is required.
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet promptly at the big red "Ice House" building on Suisun Valley Ct, near the intersection of Rockville Rd and Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, CA. Be ready to immediately carpool or caravan from there to the trailhead.

 
Volunteer Opportunity: Trail Crew   Saturday,  APR  13, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Help us take care of Lynch Canyon's 1,000 plus acres. Projects include improving trails, fixing fences, weeding, and the like. This is physical outdoor work. There is usually no shade. Be prepared to be outdoors for approximately three hours using hand tools like shovels and hoes; lifting, carrying and lowering supplies; bending over, squatting and kneeling on dirt, grasses and weeds; and sweating. Ages 12 and up who are comfortable with this type of physical work are welcome—under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. When you arrive, ask the leader for a free parking pass. No registration required. Just show up and be ready to work at 9am! WHAT TO BRING: a backpack with plenty of water and snacks, heavy work gloves, eye protection (e.g., sunglasses), boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rough, steep, and slippery terrain, long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, protection from sun, wind, fog. Meet promptly in the parking lot. Rain or high fire danger cancels. Call Jordan at 315-262-4090 if the weather is uncertain.
Leader: Jordan
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.

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  APR  13, 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  

 
Wildflowers & Water Critters Walk   Saturday,  APR  13, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Jepson Prairie
Jepson Prairie Preserve is one of California’s best remaining examples of a vernal pool ecosystem and native grassland prairie. Dry and dormant most of the year, the prairie is transformed by winter rains into a tapestry of stunning colors, and its vernal pools host a rich diversity of rare aquatic life. Visitors can enjoy an easy guided walk which may include portions of the Preserve that are only accessible with a Jepson Prairie docent. Participants can learn about vernal pools and see the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Volunteer docents offer these two-hour tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m., March 10 through May 13 (Mother’s Day). For groups of 6 or more, RSVP to Kate Mawdsley at email or 530-758-5093. A minimum $5 donation is encouraged to attend this tour.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Cook Lane off Highway 113 South 12 miles south of Dixon

 
Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Saturday,  APR  13, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

 
11th Anniversary Celebration Mare Island Preserve   Saturday,  APR  13, 2019
12:00 PM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
Come help us celebrate our birthday!
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Azuar Drive.

 
Historic Mare Island Navy Cemetery Tour   Saturday,  APR  13, 2019
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

 
Wildflowers & Water Critters Walk   Sunday,  APR  14, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Jepson Prairie
Jepson Prairie Preserve is one of California’s best remaining examples of a vernal pool ecosystem and native grassland prairie. Dry and dormant most of the year, the prairie is transformed by winter rains into a tapestry of stunning colors, and its vernal pools host a rich diversity of rare aquatic life. Visitors can enjoy an easy guided walk which may include portions of the Preserve that are only accessible with a Jepson Prairie docent. Participants can learn about vernal pools and see the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Volunteer docents offer these two-hour tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m., March 10 through May 13 (Mother’s Day). For groups of 6 or more, RSVP to Kate Mawdsley at email or 530-758-5093. A minimum $5 donation is encouraged to attend this tour.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Cook Lane off Highway 113 South 12 miles south of Dixon

 
Nature Walk: Spring Birds of Lake Solano Park   Sunday,  APR  14, 2019
11:00 AM

PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lake Solano County Park
Meet at the Lake Solano Nature Center to begin your stroll along the trails of Lake Solano Park. John Mott-Smith and Cathi Christo will be your guides for this morning birdwatching outing. This is a good opportunity to learn to identify local birds, so you don't have to be a birder to join them! Spring is here and the birds are singing. Join docents to see year-round residents such as egrets, Black Phoebes, and Red-tailed Hawks as well as spring visitors such as Yellow Warblers, Townsend's Warblers, and Cliff Swallows. These activities are appropriate for all ages, and families and groups are welcome. A limited number of loaner binoculars will be available. 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 heavy rain. A camera and binoculars are recommended. Continue to enjoy the beautiful scenery by picnicking or renting a campsite for the weekend on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance registration is recommended but not required. The day'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 questions, call Karin Young at Putah Creek Council, 530-795-3006.
Leader: John Mott-Smith and Cathi Christo
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. and meet at the Nature Center on the west side of the road.

 
Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Sunday,  APR  14, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

 
Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Wednesday,  APR  17, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

 
Third Thursday Volunteer Day    Thursday,  APR  18, 2019
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Benicia Housing Authority
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:
     28 Riverhill Dr
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting place details.

 
Bocce on the Backroads   Friday,  APR  19, 2019
BACKROADS VINES —  BackRoad Vines
One of the unique aspects of Suisun Valley’s BackRoad Vines is their BOCCE COURTS! The Bocce Ball courts are open to the public during regular tasting hours. The winery also hosts a bocce league! Are you interested in joining the Bocce Ball League? All levels of experience are welcome and new leagues start every quarter. Each team consists of 4 players. Teams play Friday nights and guests are welcome to come out and watch the fun. For more information, please contact Colleen by email.
Location:
     2221 Julian Lane
     Suisun Valley
     Fairfield  

 
Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  APR  19, 2019
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
Mad Libs Kids' Hike   Friday,  APR  19, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Families are invited to join us in exploring the beauty of Lynch Canyon Open Space Park. This month we will be hiking while creating nature-themed Mad Libs stories! Meet in the parking lot at 9:45. The hike is free and for kids of all ages. Parking is $6 (we are not able to make change). Be sure to bring snacks and plenty of water. Preregistration recommended online.
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.

 
Earth Day Volunteer Clean Up   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
SOLANO RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT —  Various Locations
Come join us all around Solano County for our annual Earth Day Clean-up Event! Community volunteers will remove trash and improperly disposed of recyclables from our waterways, open spaces and roadways. Each event is an opportunity to spend a portion of a day in an intense effort to make our county a better place. Cleanups are a great way for students to earn community service hours, clubs and service organizations to participate in an organized service project with a big impact, and for families, friends, and individuals to spend some quality time giving back to Solano, in the company of other like-minded people. For meeting places and times, visit the Solano Resource Conservation District's website. Please note that events at some locations are scheduled for April 20 and some for April 27.

 
Canoe Tour   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
8:00 AM

PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL —  Lake Solano
Celebrate spring with a guided canoe tour at Lake Solano Park! This canoe adventure is from 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM and will be led by volunteer docent Linda Allison. 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 Karin by email or (530) 795-3006.
Leader: Linda Allison
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.

 
Earth Day Clean Up 2019   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Rush Ranch
Solano Land Trust and Solano County Parks invite you and your family to celebrate Earth Day weekend by helpinging to remove litter along Grizzly Island Road. This is the main road that serves as a scenic drive leading visitors into Suisun Marsh, and to destinations like Belden’s Landing and Rush Ranch Open Space. Removing litter along this road is especially important, as trash can be dangerous to the fragile health of the marsh and to the critters that live there. Meet at the Rush Ranch parking lot. After the cleanup, you are invited to join in on Get the Rush! activities.
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.

 
Earth Day Festival   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
9:00 AM

VALLEJO WATERSHED ALLIANCE —  Downtown Vallejo
Free fun for the family on Earth Day, which will take place at the Vallejo Farmers Market on Georgia Street at Marin. Jugglers, face painting, music, Loma Vista Farm Animals to pet, and the Vallejo Watershed Alliance touch tanks of “Critters of Lake Chabot.” Stop by the Vallejo Flood & Wastewater booth for information on less-toxic garden solutions (bring your old mercury fever thermometer and they’ll exchange it for a new digital model). Join us! And if you’d like to help out at the Alliance table, we’d love to have you, just let us know at info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.
Location:
     Georgia St at Marin
     Vallejo  

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
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  

 
Yoga Hike   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
This easy, family friendly hike will take place at Rockville Trails Preserve. Barbara Fredericks will lead some warm up stretches and a yoga session later on. Participants can enjoy the sun on their face and the wind in their hair while they do yoga. RSVP recommended online. This property is closed to the public. Free.
Leader: Barbara Fredericks
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Icehouse at the corner of Rockville Rd. & Suisun Valley Rd. 

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  APR  20, 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  

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
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.
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,  APR  20, 2019
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. The blacksmith shop is open rain or shine. Rain, soil conditions, or extreme heat may cancel other activities.
Leader: Larry Broderick
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.

 
Solano Group Hike - Benicia Historic Walk   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
10:00 AM

SIERRA CLUB - SOLANO GROUP —  Benicia
The 2 mile loop walk begins at the very end of 1st street on the fishing pier. We will head through downtown and along the way pass local landmarks, learn more about the former industries that were located here and hear about Jack London’s time spent in Benicia. Will also learn about the regional recreational trails which are located along Carquinez Straits. Free parking available close to where we start. Bring sturdy shoes, water, a hat, sunscreen and a snack. No pets. Rain cancels. Preregister by April 12. RSVP to Doug by email or 925-366-9612.
Leader: Doug Tracey
Location:
     Downtown
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at the end of 1st street on the fishing pier close to the public restrooms.

 
Wildflowers & Water Critters Walk   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Jepson Prairie
Jepson Prairie Preserve is one of California’s best remaining examples of a vernal pool ecosystem and native grassland prairie. Dry and dormant most of the year, the prairie is transformed by winter rains into a tapestry of stunning colors, and its vernal pools host a rich diversity of rare aquatic life. Visitors can enjoy an easy guided walk which may include portions of the Preserve that are only accessible with a Jepson Prairie docent. Participants can learn about vernal pools and see the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Volunteer docents offer these two-hour tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m., March 10 through May 13 (Mother’s Day). For groups of 6 or more, RSVP to Kate Mawdsley at email or 530-758-5093. A minimum $5 donation is encouraged to attend this tour.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Cook Lane off Highway 113 South 12 miles south of Dixon

 
Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

 
Earth Day Celebration   Saturday,  APR  20, 2019
12:00 PM

SUISUN MARSH NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION —  Suisun Wildlife Center
Join the Suisun Wildlife Center to celebrate Earth Day with wildlife shows and a barbecue! From 12-3 pm April 20, 2019, enjoy and welcome Spring. Come to the Suisun Wildlife Center at 1171 Kellogg St, Suisun City, and bring your cameras for this family friendly event! For more information, call the Wildlife Center at: (707) 429-4295 (HAWK) 9am – 6pm, Mon.- Sun.
Location:
     1171 Kellogg Street
     Suisun City  

 
Earth Day Clean Up 2019   Sunday,  APR  21, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Solano Land Trust and Solano County Parks invite you and your family to celebrate Earth Day weekend by helpinging to remove litter along McGary Rd. towards Lynch Canyon. This is the main road that serves as a scenic drive leading visitors into Lynch Canyon Open Space. Removing litter along this road is especially important. Adult Volunteers are recommended for this particular site, due to safety issues along the main road.
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.

 
Wildflowers & Water Critters Walk   Sunday,  APR  21, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Jepson Prairie
Jepson Prairie Preserve is one of California’s best remaining examples of a vernal pool ecosystem and native grassland prairie. Dry and dormant most of the year, the prairie is transformed by winter rains into a tapestry of stunning colors, and its vernal pools host a rich diversity of rare aquatic life. Visitors can enjoy an easy guided walk which may include portions of the Preserve that are only accessible with a Jepson Prairie docent. Participants can learn about vernal pools and see the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Volunteer docents offer these two-hour tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m., March 10 through May 13 (Mother’s Day). For groups of 6 or more, RSVP to Kate Mawdsley at email or 530-758-5093. A minimum $5 donation is encouraged to attend this tour.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Cook Lane off Highway 113 South 12 miles south of Dixon

 
Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Sunday,  APR  21, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

 
Annual Easter Golfball Hunt & Easter Egg Exchange   Sunday,  APR  21, 2019
2:00 PM

MARE ISLAND SHORELINE HERITAGE PRESERVE —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
Children and their families have always had a blast collecting not Easter eggs, but golf balls that have flown over from the Mare Island Golf Club in their baskets. Kids return the balls to us in trade for a bag of Easter treats. Rest assured, we’ve learned that the most fun for them is the collecting. The Hunt takes place in the mowed field near our visitor center. Just like our wildlands Preserve on Mare Island, nothing ordinary about this Easter event! Feel free to plan to have an Easter picnic before or after in one of our picnic areas or at the visitor center with plenty of tables and chairs and a propane grill. Help us keep events like this and our park free by donating what you can.
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Azuar Dr.

 
Earth Day Hike   Monday,  APR  22, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Celebrate Earth Day by exploring the hills between Suisun Valley and Green Valley, and enjoying the sweeping views of Solano County and beyond. Moderate to Strenuous, 4-6 miles, rain cancels, 9am-1pm. Residents and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for a docent-led hike because Rockville Trails Preserve is otherwise closed. Pre-registration is recommended online.
Registration is required.
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet promptly at the big red "Ice House" building on Suisun Valley Ct, near the intersection of Rockville Rd and Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, CA. Be ready to immediately carpool or caravan from there to the trailhead.

 
Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Wednesday,  APR  24, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

 
Bocce on the Backroads   Friday,  APR  26, 2019
BACKROADS VINES —  BackRoad Vines
One of the unique aspects of Suisun Valley’s BackRoad Vines is their BOCCE COURTS! The Bocce Ball courts are open to the public during regular tasting hours. The winery also hosts a bocce league! Are you interested in joining the Bocce Ball League? All levels of experience are welcome and new leagues start every quarter. Each team consists of 4 players. Teams play Friday nights and guests are welcome to come out and watch the fun. For more information, please contact Colleen by email.
Location:
     2221 Julian Lane
     Suisun Valley
     Fairfield  

 
Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  APR  26, 2019
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
Earth Day Volunteer Clean Up   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
SOLANO RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT —  Various Locations
Come join us all around Solano County for our annual Earth Day Clean-up Event! Community volunteers will remove trash and improperly disposed of recyclables from our waterways, open spaces and roadways. Each event is an opportunity to spend a portion of a day in an intense effort to make our county a better place. Cleanups are a great way for students to earn community service hours, clubs and service organizations to participate in an organized service project with a big impact, and for families, friends, and individuals to spend some quality time giving back to Solano, in the company of other like-minded people. For meeting places and times, visit the Solano Resource Conservation District's website. Please note that events at some locations are scheduled for April 20 and some for April 27.

 
Solano Hike and Overnight   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
BAY AREA RIDGE TRAIL COUNCIL —  Bay Area Ridge Trail
Join the Ridge Trail, Greenbelt Alliance, Solano Land Trust, and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District for the second Solano County hike and overnight! Participants will attend a 2-day supported hike from Newell Open Space Preserve to the Benicia State Recreation Area, staying at McIntyre Ranch overnight on the journey south. The hike will feature panoramic views of San Francisco and Suisun Bay, a docent-led tour through the Vallejo-Swett Ranch and the opportunity to socialize with other trail enthusiasts! For more information and to register, visit us online.
Location:
     1 State Park Rd
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: Take the Columbus Parkway exit off of I-780. Park your car at Benicia State Recreation Area.

 
16th Annual Loop the Lagoon Family Fun Run   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
7:30 AM

VACAVILLE PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION —  Lagoon Valley Park
Please join us and enjoy the beautiful hills and lake at Lagoon Valley Park. Whether you are competing seriously or walking leisurely, Loop the Lagoon is a great way to get involved in a healthy activity for a worthy cause. For more information or to register, visit Loop the Lagoon online.
Location:
     1 Peña Adobe Road
     Vacaville  

 
Arbor Day in Benicia   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Rose Drive
Celebrate Benicia's Arbor Day and help us care for 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:
     Rose Drive
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting point.

 
Birding Paddle   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
9:00 AM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Join our local naturalist as he teaches us about local and migrating birds. Call (707) 341-6141 for reservations.
Location:
     535 Solano St.
     Suite B
     Suisun City  

 
Earth Day Creek Cleanup   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT —  Blue Rock Springs Creek
Join us in a cleanup along Blue Rock Springs Creek in Vallejo. It’s a family friendly event (if you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult). Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll bring water, refreshments, and tools. RSVP to info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Park at the Wardlaw Dog Park parking, then follow the path behind the dog park and cross the bridge.

 
Nature Hike   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
This 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. RSVP requested online.
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.

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  APR  27, 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  

 
29th Annual Rush Ranch Open House   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
10:00 AM

RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Rush Ranch
Join Solano Land Trust and the Rush Ranch Educational Council in celebrating 29 years of sharing Rush Ranch with the community! Entry is free! Any dollars you spend on lunch, raffle tickets, or arts and crafts will benefit the Rush Ranch Educational Council, an all-volunteer organization that provides fun and educational programs for the ranch.
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.

 
Wildflowers & Water Critters Walk   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Jepson Prairie
Jepson Prairie Preserve is one of California’s best remaining examples of a vernal pool ecosystem and native grassland prairie. Dry and dormant most of the year, the prairie is transformed by winter rains into a tapestry of stunning colors, and its vernal pools host a rich diversity of rare aquatic life. Visitors can enjoy an easy guided walk which may include portions of the Preserve that are only accessible with a Jepson Prairie docent. Participants can learn about vernal pools and see the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Volunteer docents offer these two-hour tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m., March 10 through May 13 (Mother’s Day). For groups of 6 or more, RSVP to Kate Mawdsley at email or 530-758-5093. A minimum $5 donation is encouraged to attend this tour.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Cook Lane off Highway 113 South 12 miles south of Dixon

 
Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Saturday,  APR  27, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

 
Wildflowers & Water Critters Walk   Sunday,  APR  28, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Jepson Prairie
Jepson Prairie Preserve is one of California’s best remaining examples of a vernal pool ecosystem and native grassland prairie. Dry and dormant most of the year, the prairie is transformed by winter rains into a tapestry of stunning colors, and its vernal pools host a rich diversity of rare aquatic life. Visitors can enjoy an easy guided walk which may include portions of the Preserve that are only accessible with a Jepson Prairie docent. Participants can learn about vernal pools and see the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Volunteer docents offer these two-hour tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m., March 10 through May 13 (Mother’s Day). For groups of 6 or more, RSVP to Kate Mawdsley at email or 530-758-5093. A minimum $5 donation is encouraged to attend this tour.
Location: Dixon  
DIRECTIONS: Cook Lane off Highway 113 South 12 miles south of Dixon

 
Scenic Limited Wildflower Train   Sunday,  APR  28, 2019
11:00 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Come ride the annual Scenic Limited on a leisurely 11-mile round trip through the heart of Northern California. Enjoy the rolling Montezuma Hills and views of Mt. Diablo as you travel what was once the Sacramento Northern mainline on our historic train. The Scenic Limited runs April 3 - 28. Train departs Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. (Sorry, no 3:30pm trains on Wednesdays.) General admission is $10 adults, $9 Seniors and $7 kids 2-14. Members are free. First Class fare includes cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car - $17 Adults, $16 Seniors 65+, $14 Kids 2-14 and Members $7. Enjoy the day at the museum so you can explore historic railway exhibits, ride a vintage streetcar, make use of our large shaded picnic grounds, and visit our Museum Store, library archives, and the Depot Cafe. Scenic Limited tickets are now available online. All proceeds from ticket sales help support the Western Railway Museum!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista