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Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  SEP  1, 2017
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  

 
Hike at King-Swett Ranches   Saturday,  SEP  2, 2017
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  King-Swett Ranches
CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH FIRE DANGER.
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.

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  SEP  2, 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  

 
Peña Adobe Open House    Saturday,  SEP  2, 2017
11:00 AM

PEÑA ADOBE HISTORICAL SOCIETY & RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Peña Adobe Park
The Peña Adobe Historical Society is happy to welcome UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s affiliate, The California Raptor Center, to the monthly open house at the Peña Adobe Park in Vacaville. Julie Cotton, Outreach Coordinator for the California Raptor Center, seeks to introduce people of all ages to raptors and their habitats, and to encourage appreciation, respect, and protection of these magnificent birds. When a bird of prey is sick, injured, or lacking the ability to survive in the wild, it can often mean the end of its life, or, after receiving the best of care, some birds still cannot be released. The California Raptor Center (CRC) provides a home for non-releasable birds and uses them as educators. Also, Park docents will be available to lead tours of the Peña Adobe, California historical landmark #534 built by the Peña family in 1842. Stop in the adjacent Mowers-Goheen Museum and view a woolly mammoth bone, period clothing and local artifacts found during the Peña Adobe restoration. For questions in advance, call (707) 447-0518.
Location:
     4699 Peña Adobe Road
     Vacaville  
DIRECTIONS: The park is located on Peña Adobe Road just off of Interstate 80 to the left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance..

 
Sunset Paddle   Saturday,  SEP  2, 2017
7:00 PM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
End the unofficial end of summer with a Sunset Paddle! Reserve your spot for this paddle online or get more information by email.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

 
Paddle Then Wine   Sunday,  SEP  3, 2017
11:00 AM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Join our first wine tasting event! We will start out with a Nature Paddle followed by a VIP wine tasting at the wine bar on the upper deck of the beautiful Barkissimo: A Floating Oasis. 21+ only. Reserve your spot for this paddle online or get more information by email.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

 
Holiday Hike   Monday,  SEP  4, 2017
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Come join Solano Land Trust docents for a free guided Labor Day Holiday Hike at Rockville Trails Preserve. You can expect an intermediate to strenuous pace, hiking 4 to 5 miles up and down rugged, steep and slippery hills through the oaks and grassland. You will take a few short breaks to enjoy the views and catch your breath. Enjoy this beautiful open space while getting in shape! The hike is free, but re-registration is required online.
Registration is required.
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Since there is no parking lot at Rockville Trails Preserve, please meet your guide promptly and be ready to leave immediately from the big red "Ice House" building on Suisun Valley Ct, near the southeast corner of the Rockville Rd. and Suisun Valley Rd.

 
Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  SEP  6, 2017
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Visions of the Wild 2017   Wednesday,  SEP  6, 2017
7:00 PM

VISIONS OF THE WILD — 
The annual Visions of the Wild festival connects nature, culture and community. The festival brings together all segments of the region, and in particular, the spheres of conservation and art. The 2017 festival will run Sep 6-10 at locations in and around Vallejo. All events--with the exception of the river cruises--are free to the public. This is a fun and interactive weekend with activities for all ages. Enjoy learning about the creatures of the bay, taking an interactive walk along the waterfront, or a cruise to find out more about the local hydrologic cycle and the health of the San Francisco Estuary ecosystem. A detailed schedule of events is available at online.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Various locations around Vallejo.

 
Visions of the Wild 2017   Thursday,  SEP  7, 2017
6:00 PM

VISIONS OF THE WILD — 
The annual Visions of the Wild festival connects nature, culture and community. The festival brings together all segments of the region, and in particular, the spheres of conservation and art. The 2017 festival will run Sep 6-10 at locations in and around Vallejo. All events--with the exception of the river cruises--are free to the public. This is a fun and interactive weekend with activities for all ages. Enjoy learning about the creatures of the bay, taking an interactive walk along the waterfront, or a cruise to find out more about the local hydrologic cycle and the health of the San Francisco Estuary ecosystem. A detailed schedule of events is available at online.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Various locations around Vallejo.

 
Volunteer Opportunity: Citizen Science Friday   Friday,  SEP  8, 2017
8:30 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Solano Land Trust Properties
Get involved in science on our lands! Solano Land Trust staff scientist Sue Wickham will teach you all you need to know. 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: Sue at 707-590-0307 or by email.
Leader: Sue Wickham
Registration is required.
DIRECTIONS: Provided upon RSVP.

 
Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  SEP  8, 2017
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  

 
Visions of the Wild 2017   Friday,  SEP  8, 2017
10:00 AM

VISIONS OF THE WILD — 
The annual Visions of the Wild festival connects nature, culture and community. The festival brings together all segments of the region, and in particular, the spheres of conservation and art. The 2017 festival will run Sep 6-10 at locations in and around Vallejo. All events--with the exception of the river cruises--are free to the public. This is a fun and interactive weekend with activities for all ages. Enjoy learning about the creatures of the bay, taking an interactive walk along the waterfront, or a cruise to find out more about the local hydrologic cycle and the health of the San Francisco Estuary ecosystem. A detailed schedule of events is available at online.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Various locations around Vallejo.

 
11th Annual Lagoon Valley Trail Run   Saturday,  SEP  9, 2017
7:30 AM

The 11th annual Lagoon Valley Trail Run in rustic Vacaville will be held in 2017. The event showcases the area’s beautiful, scenic views and expansive natural lakes that Vacaville is known for, nestled midway between San Francisco and Sacramento with beautiful rolling hillsides and numerous fruit orchards and farms. The event, starting in Lagoon Valley Regional Park, provides runners with a beautiful running environment as the trails that make up this rugged terrain offer up a unique challenge. The race was established to generate proceeds that will support high school cross-country programs in the Vacaville area. We offer a variety of trail distances for all levels including a 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kid’s 1/4 Mile. For more information and to register, visit our event online.
Registration is required.
Location:
     Peña Adobe Rd
     Vacaville  
DIRECTIONS: Peña Adobe Rd off I-80. Arrive early as there are a limited amount of free parking spaces located in the grass lot just north of the main entrance gate. This lot is approximately 1/4 from the start/finish area. Parking is also available near the start/finish area for a $3 parking fee paid at the park entrance.

 
Visions of the Wild 2017   Saturday,  SEP  9, 2017
8:00 AM

VISIONS OF THE WILD — 
The annual Visions of the Wild festival connects nature, culture and community. The festival brings together all segments of the region, and in particular, the spheres of conservation and art. The 2017 festival will run Sep 6-10 at locations in and around Vallejo. All events--with the exception of the river cruises--are free to the public. This is a fun and interactive weekend with activities for all ages. Enjoy learning about the creatures of the bay, taking an interactive walk along the waterfront, or a cruise to find out more about the local hydrologic cycle and the health of the San Francisco Estuary ecosystem. A detailed schedule of events is available at online.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Various locations around Vallejo.

 
Volunteer Opportunity: Trail Crew   Saturday,  SEP  9, 2017
8:30 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. If you pre-register, tools and free lunch are provided. 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. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Contact Jordan by email or by phone, 315-262-4090, to pre-register. 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.

 
Coyote Club   Saturday,  SEP  9, 2017
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! Cost: $5/class for residents, $6/class nonresident. Adults must register at no cost. 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.

 
Native American Natural Resources Hike   Saturday,  SEP  9, 2017
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Explore with your imagination, past moments in the every day life of the local Patwin People. Discover how they might have utilized local natural resources to survive in our very own Rockville Trails Preserve. After a short tailgate presentation we will take a moderate hike up to some great vistas and hopefully be treated to some wildflowers and wildlife along the way. The hike will be 4 to 7 miles up and down hills on uneven ground. Dogs are not permitted at Rockville Trails Preserve. Bring a backpack with plenty of water and snacks. Wear layers and good hiking shoes. Long sturdy pants are recommended. You may also want to bring hiking sticks, bug repellent, binoculars and a camera. Registration is required online.
Registration is required.
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Since there is no parking lot at Rockville Trails Preserve, please meet your guide promptly and be ready to leave immediately from the big red "Ice House" building on Suisun Valley Ct, near the southeast corner of the Rockville Rd. and Suisun Valley Rd.

 
Second Saturday Tree Maintenance Day    Saturday,  SEP  9, 2017
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Benicia High School
The Benicia Tree Foundation is sponsoring a tree maintenance day! 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. Set aside a few hours every second Saturday of the month to give our trees some TLC. Rain cancels.
Location:
     1101 Military West
     Benicia  

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  SEP  9, 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  

 
Suisun Marsh Walk   Saturday,  SEP  9, 2017
9:30 AM

SUISUN MARSH NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION —  Peytonia Ecological Reserve
As the seasons change in the Suisun Marsh, it cycles through many different conditions. And all year it is alive with the many resident birds and plants. Now is a good time to take a trek through Peytonia Ecological Reserve in Suisun and learn more about the flora and fauna of these unique wetlands. The Suisun Marsh Natural History Association has scheduled a 1-1/2 hour guided walk through the reserve on Saturday. The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will highlight the current and past uses of plants growing there as well as the natural history of resident birds and animals. Binoculars and walking shoes are recommended. This walk is likely to fill early, so enroll today! For more information or to register, call the Wildlife Center at: (707) 429-4295. 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.
Entrance Fee: $5
Registration is required.
Location:
     1171 Kellogg St
     Suisun City  

 
Historic Mare Island Navy Cemetery Tour   Saturday,  SEP  9, 2017
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

 
6th Annual Ride to Defeat Diabetes   Sunday,  SEP  10, 2017
7:30 AM

NORTHBAY HEALTHCARE —  VacaValley Hospital
The Ride to Defeat Diabetes (R2D2) offers three routes, so cyclists of all levels are sure to enjoy this unique day of fitness, fun and new friendships. There are three separate rides, a 10-mile mile jaunt through a Vacaville residential neighborhood, a 25-mile trek, and 60-mile ride to challenge your mind, body and soul as you climb the Winters Loop. No matter which route you choose, you'll be fully supported with route marshals, SAG support, basic mechanical support, fully stocked rest stops, hydration stations and more. At the finish, you will be welcomed by cheering volunteers, great food, entertainment and much more! The 60-mile ride departs at 7:30a.m., followed by the 25-mile ride at 9:00 a.m. Participants in the 10-mile ride will roll out at 10:00 a.m. Organizers are asking each person who signs up for the 10-mile ride, to pledge to raise at least $25 for the NorthBay Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology. For the 25- and 60-mile rides, participants are asked to pledge at least $50 in donations. Checks can be made out to NorthBay Healthcare Foundation, with Diabetes in the memo field. T-Shirts, a raffle ticket, and lunch will be provided for registered riders. Register online. For more information, call 707-301-8190, or contact by email. Organizers are asking each person who signs up to ride along the 10 mile route to pledge to raise $10 (not required) for the NorthBay Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology. For the 25-mile and 60-mile rides, participants have the option to pledge $100.00 (not required) in donations. Checks can be made out to NorthBay Healthcare Foundation, with Diabetes in the memo field.
Location:
     1000 Nut Tree Road
     Vacaville  

 
Hunting 101 for Adults   Sunday,  SEP  10, 2017
8:30 AM

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch
This is a FULL day of preparation to get you prepared for your first hunt. Registrants must be age 16 & older and must bring Online Hunter Education completion certificate to event. The Itinerary includes a 4-hour Online Hunter Education course, Shooting skills, Hunting and Wild Game preparation skills. All equipment (guns, ammunition, etc) provided. Bring your own shotgun if you wish. Registration is $100. For questions contact: George Oberstadt at (916) 275-0961. Register online.
Entrance Fee: $100
Registration is required.
Location:
     4179 Van Sickle Rd
     Grizzly Island
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Turn onto Grizzly Island Rd from Highway 12 in Suisun City. After 5.4 miles, you will fork right and cross Montezuma Slough Rd. After 3.3 miles turn right onto Van Sickle Rd. (Note: you should see a white fence) After 0.4 miles turn right into Grizzly Ranch. In 0.7 miles, you will arrive at the Ranch.

 
Visions of the Wild 2017   Sunday,  SEP  10, 2017
9:00 AM

VISIONS OF THE WILD — 
The annual Visions of the Wild festival connects nature, culture and community. The festival brings together all segments of the region, and in particular, the spheres of conservation and art. The 2017 festival will run Sep 6-10 at locations in and around Vallejo. All events--with the exception of the river cruises--are free to the public. This is a fun and interactive weekend with activities for all ages. Enjoy learning about the creatures of the bay, taking an interactive walk along the waterfront, or a cruise to find out more about the local hydrologic cycle and the health of the San Francisco Estuary ecosystem. A detailed schedule of events is available at online.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Various locations around Vallejo.

 
9/11 National Day of Service   Monday,  SEP  11, 2017
8:00 AM

FRIENDS OF THE HISTORIC MARE ISLAND NAVAL CEMETERY & RESTORATION COMMITTEE & MARE ISLAND SHORELINE HERITAGE PRESERVE —  Historic Mare Island Navy Cemetery, Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership & Solano County will be hosting a Volunteer National Day of Service at the Mare Island Cemetery. Volunteers will perform general cleanup, painting, sweeping, raking, and trimming overgrown vegetation. This is a great opportunity to volunteer on Monday September 11, 8AM-1PM. You must be 18 or older. Please wear proper attire for cleaning. Please bring gloves, brooms, rakes,shovels and your smile. To register, please sign up online.
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave

 
Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  SEP  13, 2017
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  SEP  15, 2017
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  

 
Stargazing   Friday,  SEP  15, 2017
7:30 PM

RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Rush Ranch
Don't miss a Rush Ranch stargazing event led by local astronomy enthusiast, Jon Pannier. The evening begins with a short presentation in the Rush Ranch Nature Center. Outdoor viewing begins when darkness falls. Telescopes will be on hand. Personal scopes & binoculars are welcome, but be familiar with their setup and use and arrive before dark. Mosquito repellant and warm clothing layers are a must. Children are welcome, but must remain supervised at all times. In order to preserve night vision, flashlights should be covered with red cellophane, and all latecomers should dim their headlights. Cloud cover will force cancellation of the outdoor part of the event. For questions, call 707-689-2639. Free but donations appreciated!
Leader: Jon Pannier
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.

 
CWA Youth Hunter Camp   Saturday,  SEP  16, 2017
CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch
CWA's camps introduce juniors (ages 10-17) to the sport and traditions of waterfowling. Juniors learn from experts in the field with a safe, positive and supportive environment. Our 2-day camp (Sep 16-17), provides an exciting, fun, and educational camp experience that expands upon the California Certified Hunter Education course. Many of the aspects of the Hunter Education course will also be complimented with lots of hands-on, in-the-field experiences lead by experts and excited volunteers. Campers will also have the opportunity to learn shotgun, rifle, and archery shooting skills from certified instructors. Food, drinks, and overnight lodging included! Additional Information: (916) 275-0961, or register online.
Registration is required.
Location:
     4179 Van Sickle Rd
     Grizzly Island
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Turn onto Grizzly Island Rd from Highway 12 in Suisun City. After 5.4 miles, you will fork right and cross Montezuma Slough Rd. After 3.3 miles turn right onto Van Sickle Rd. (Note: you should see a white fence) After 0.4 miles turn right into Grizzly Ranch. In 0.7 miles, you will arrive at the Ranch. (Check in at CWA sign)

 
Beginning Bird Walk & Habitat / Native Plants Workshop   Saturday,  SEP  16, 2017
9:00 AM

NAPA SOLANO AUDUBON SOCIETY —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
What are the elements that create a wildlife habitat? We will explore different habitats along the walk, and explore how each one supports different birds. We will also give tips on how you can easily create some habitats in your own yard, deck or patio. The workshop will start at 9:00a.m. followed by a walk at 9:30 a.m. until noon. Walks are appropriate for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Please bring binoculars if you have them and water.
Leader: Andrew Ford
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. Meet in the parking lot.

 
Coastal Clean-up Day   Saturday,  SEP  16, 2017
9:00 AM

SOLANO RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT —  Various locations around Solano County.
Keep Solano Clean & Green! Come be a part of cleaning up Solano County's coastlines and creeks! Make our waterways beautiful and healthy for wildlife. There will be clean-up locations in your city and local parks throughout Solano County. Please see our website for a location near you. Advanced sign-ups are requested so coordinators can have enough clean-up supplies on-hand for you and your group.
DIRECTIONS: Various locations around Solano County.

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew   Saturday,  SEP  16, 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,  SEP  16, 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  

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  SEP  16, 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,  SEP  16, 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.

 
Birds of Prey Migration Hike   Sunday,  SEP  17, 2017
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SAN FRANCISCO BAY FLYWAY FESTIVAL —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Join Larry Broderick and team for a hiking tour of Lynch Canyon, home to golden eagles and hawks. It is also a magnet for migrating and over-wintering birds of prey. It provides these raptors with over 1,000 undeveloped acres where they can hunt and rest. Some feathered visitors come from as far away as the Arctic Circle. Broderick is a gifted and entertaining teacher who brings over 25 years of experience researching, rescuing and rehabilitating raptors. Learn about these majestic birds, including where they go, what they do, and how to distinguish different species based on their looks, behaviors, and the ways they fly. COST: $10 per person plus $6 parking per vehicle. Pre-registration is required online. Bring: binoculars, snacks or a bag lunch, 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 and rain. Also recommended: camera, hiking sticks, and bug repellant. All ages are welcome, but participants must be prepared for a moderate pace covering about 4 miles, partly off-trail, up and down rugged, steep, and slippery hills that are full of sticky seeds, thorny plants, and thistle, and passing free range cattle along the way. Meet in the Lynch Canyon parking lot before 10am. Rain may cancel. Call Larry at 707-791-0335 if the weather is uncertain.
Leader: Larry Broderick
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.

 
Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  SEP  20, 2017
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  SEP  22, 2017
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  

 
Autumnal Sunset Paddle   Friday,  SEP  22, 2017
6:30 PM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Welcome in the first day of autumn with a Sunset Paddle! Reserve your spot for this paddle online or get more information by email.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

 
Lake Solano Campfire   Friday,  SEP  22, 2017
6:30 PM

PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL —  Lake Solano
Join Lake Solano Docent Carla Murphy for a cozy evening of learning about Lake Solano Park. Stop by the Docent Fire Pit near the Lake Solano Nature Center (on the west side of Pleasants Valley Rd) and enjoy a roaring fire, toasting marshmallows, and educational discussion. For more information, call the Putah Creek Council office at 530-795-3006. 
Leader: Carla Murphy
Parking Fee: $6
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.

 
Rockhopper Festival   Saturday,  SEP  23, 2017
MONTICELLO CYCLING CLUB —  Rockville Hills Regional Park
The Monticello Cycling Club is proud to announce a 2 day Mountain Bike Event at one of the best parks in the Bay Area, Rockville Park in Fairfield. In addition to being a great ride, this event will raise money for the Vacaville composite High School MTB team. Day 1, Saturday, Sep 23: the Rockhopper Classic Cross Country Race. The race will be held on a 5.3 mile course which showcases some of the best trails that Rockville Hills Regional Park has to offer. Riders will race 2, 3 or 4 laps of the course depending on class. Day 2, Sunday, Sep 24: the Rockhopper Enduro, now in its 3rd year, this event is the classic Enduro Race. Four stages of some of Rockville’s gnarliest trails, a perfect test of rider and machine. New for this year will be an overall award for each class for the rider with the best overall finish in both days events. Each race will take place at Rockville Hills Regional Park in Fairfield, located at 2140 Rockville Road. Race parking and registration will be at the Solano College parking lot #2, located at 4000 Suisun Valley Road, and riders will ride their bikes over to the park each day for the race. Parking at Rockville Park will be limited to race volunteers. The Saturday post-race events will happen at the park, the Sunday events will be at the Solano College location. For questions, contact Monticello Cycling Club.
Location:
     2140 Rockville Road
     Fairfield  

 
Hike at Lynch Canyon   Saturday,  SEP  23, 2017
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Lynch Canyon
Spend a summer morning with knowledgeable docents hiking the beautiful hills at Lynch Canyon Open Space Park. Use all your senses to appreciate this local treasure, including the trees, birds and views of the bay. The guided free hike will be 4 to 7 miles up and down hills on uneven ground. Dogs are not permitted at Lynch Canyon. Please bring a backpack with plenty of water and snacks. There is no drinking water at Lynch Canyon. Wear layers and good hiking shoes. Long sturdy pants are recommended. You may also want to bring hiking sticks, bug repellent, binoculars and a camera. Meet your guide by the parking lot. The hike is free, but parking is $6. Pre-registration is required 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,  SEP  23, 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  

 
Nature & History Walk at Lake Solano   Saturday,  SEP  23, 2017
11:00 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.

 
Lake Solano Canoe Tour   Saturday,  SEP  23, 2017
12:30 PM

PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL —  Lake Solano
Make a splash and join a guided canoe program at Lake Solano Park. Discover the wonders of Putah Creek through exploration, relaxation, and education, from 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM. The tour is an opportunity to learn about life along the river and the special riparian forest that grows along its banks. To ensure a friendly, personal experience, the guided trip is limited to just 10 guests. Children age 8 and older are welcome if accompanied by an adult. The volunteers will give you basic safety and paddling instructions before you begin. Canoes, paddles, and lifejackets will be provided free of charge. Participants may want to bring water, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and paddling gloves. You will probably get wet, so a change of clothes is recommended upon your return to land. For those who want to take pictures, a dry bag (double ziplock bags work well) or water tight container is suggested to keep your camera dry.

Reservations are required. Reserve your spot online. 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.

 
Owl Walk   Saturday,  SEP  23, 2017
5:30 PM

NAPA SOLANO AUDUBON SOCIETY —  Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company
We will meet at 5:30pm for mingling and a light snack with seasonal bruschetta, crostini, iced tea, and infused waters, then will walk through the olive groves looking for birds. We will have a good chance of seeing burrowing owls along the irrigation canal and will return to the house by sunset and watch the trees for barn owls. We will depart Il Fiorello by 8:30 pm, and those wanting more owling are invited to come along to Twin Sisters Road for possible western screech owls and great horned owl in Gordon Valley plus other possible stops. There is a $10 charge for the walk. Space is limited to 15 participants and reservations are required. Contact Jane Hicks by email or at 707-553-8901 by Saturday, September 9, 2017 to reserve your space. Bring: Sturdy walking shoes, water, binoculars, $10 fee for the event. Il Fiorello’s shop will be open before the walk, so bring cash or credit card if you would like to purchase their milled-onsite local olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and other items. Please note: This is a working farm and commercial food facility. The terrain is uneven and may have animal holes. Due to commercial food licensing requirements, no outside food may be brought into the property due to food safety concerns.
Leader: Jane Hicks
Entrance Fee: $10
Location:
     2625 Mankas Corner Rd
     Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Driving directions will be provided upon registration.

 
Lake Solano Stargazing   Saturday,  SEP  23, 2017
7:00 PM

PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL —  Lake Solano
Join Lake Solano Docent Carla Murphy for an astronomical evening of stargazing at Lake Solano Park. Meet at the Nature Center and walk up to the upper terrace of the campground to learn about summertime constellations. To register this event, and for more information, visit the Putah Creek Council's webpage or call their office at 530-795-3006. Parking at Lake Solano Park is only $6 per vehicle, payable at the day use entrance to the Park, across the street from the Nature Center.
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.

 
Rockhopper Festival   Sunday,  SEP  24, 2017
MONTICELLO CYCLING CLUB —  Rockville Hills Regional Park
The Monticello Cycling Club is proud to announce a 2 day Mountain Bike Event at one of the best parks in the Bay Area, Rockville Park in Fairfield. In addition to being a great ride, this event will raise money for the Vacaville composite High School MTB team. Day 1, Saturday, Sep 23: the Rockhopper Classic Cross Country Race. The race will be held on a 5.3 mile course which showcases some of the best trails that Rockville Hills Regional Park has to offer. Riders will race 2, 3 or 4 laps of the course depending on class. Day 2, Sunday, Sep 24: the Rockhopper Enduro, now in its 3rd year, this event is the classic Enduro Race. Four stages of some of Rockville’s gnarliest trails, a perfect test of rider and machine. New for this year will be an overall award for each class for the rider with the best overall finish in both days events. Each race will take place at Rockville Hills Regional Park in Fairfield, located at 2140 Rockville Road. Race parking and registration will be at the Solano College parking lot #2, located at 4000 Suisun Valley Road, and riders will ride their bikes over to the park each day for the race. Parking at Rockville Park will be limited to race volunteers. The Saturday post-race events will happen at the park, the Sunday events will be at the Solano College location. For questions, contact Monticello Cycling Club.
Location:
     2140 Rockville Road
     Fairfield  

 
SOFITCITY Challenge   Sunday,  SEP  24, 2017
8:00 AM

KAISER PERMANENTE —  Solano Community
The SOFITCITY Challenge is the day ordinary heroes of all speeds, creeds, and sizes run this town for a healthier city, fitter families and fitter kids. Take the challenge and make a change for yourself or as an example for those you love. Grab your capes, cloaks and masks. Its time to save the city! Enjoy a fast course with music, fun and a costume dance party like no other! The raucous event begins at the Solano Community College our new location with a new scenic route. Pets and strollers welcome. Raise funds for your cause or ours. Health & Fitness Expo from 8:00am-12:00pm. Runs/Walks starting from 9A. Parking Event parking is located at the Solano Community College near the Softball fields. We suggest you arrive early and carpool if possible. For more information and details, visit us online.
Location:
     4000 Suisun Valley Rd
     Fairfield  

 
Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  SEP  27, 2017
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Mid-Week Hike at Lynch Canyon   Wednesday,  SEP  27, 2017
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Lynch Canyon
Spend a summer morning with knowledgeable docents hiking the beautiful hills at Lynch Canyon Open Space Park. Use all your senses to appreciate this local treasure, including the trees, birds and views of the bay. The guided free hike will be 4 to 7 miles up and down hills on uneven ground. Dogs are not permitted at Lynch Canyon. Please bring a backpack with plenty of water and snacks. There is no drinking water at Lynch Canyon. Wear layers and good hiking shoes. Long sturdy pants are recommended. You may also want to bring hiking sticks, bug repellent, binoculars and a camera. Meet your guide by the parking lot. The hike is $5 per person. Pre-registration is required online.
Entrance Fee: $5
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.

 
Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  SEP  29, 2017
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  

 
BOW Women’s Pheasant Hunt Weekend   Saturday,  SEP  30, 2017
9:00 AM

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Birds Landing Hunting Preserve and Sporting Clays
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman -- Ever think you'd like to try hunting but just don't know how to get started? If so, this is the event for you. Get your hunter safety, learn about shotgun shooting and go on a guided pheasant hunt all in one weekend with minimal investment of time and money. All guns, ammunition, targets, hunting license, upland stamp, birds, ear and eye protection included. Just sign up, prepare by doing the online hunter safety training and show up. CWA's certified instructors and dedicated volunteers will take it from there. You will also enjoy the camraderie and networking with other lady hunters by staying overnight at CWA's property on Saturday night. Open to ages 18 and up. This is a two-day event: Sep 30 (9A to 4P) through Oct 1 (7A to 1P). Fees include meals and lodging, online course, and Hunting License & CA Upland Stamp. For more information and to register, visit us online.
Location:
     2099 Collinsville Rd
     Birds Landing
       

 
Volunteer Day    Saturday,  SEP  30, 2017
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Channing Circle Park
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:
      800 Channing Cir
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting place details.

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  SEP  30, 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