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Solano Land Trust offers fun activities for you, your friends, and your family. These include guided hikes (many are free!) and volunteer opportunities every month, as well as special events like our annual Rush Ranch Open House, Lynch Canyon Kite Festival, and Lynch Canyon Trail Run & Community Hike. We also offer other activities like HOGA (hiking + yoga), jogging/running, horse-drawn wagon rides, blacksmithing, and science discovery labs. All of these activities happen in beautiful places that Solano Land Trust has protected forever. Our mission is to protect land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit public-benefit organization. We meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent, as recognized by our national accreditation. Come join us on our lands and learn more at www.solanolandtrust.org!

Upcoming events (5)

Nature Hike at Rockville Trails Preserve

Meet at the big red "Ice House" building

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. Meet at the red “Ice House” building on the corner of Rockville Road and Suisun Valley Rd. Space is limited. Registration is required. http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=k4v5ckmab&oeidk=a07eh84zs1c1a312540 Hike level: Moderate to Moderately Strenuous *Please note,cancellation of the hike may occur due to County Fire Danger Warnings and closures of open spaces and parks. Once registered, you will receive any updates should this ever happen. Please help us contain COVID-19 and protect ourselves and the public by following these recommendations from the CDC. • Avoid entering the facility if you are feeling sick, or have a cough or fever • Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from anyone who is not a household member • Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into one’s elbow • Not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact • Wearing a face covering is strongly recommended • All picnic areas are closed for public use

Get the Rush! at Rush Ranch

Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island

Get the Rush! is a series of fun activities for the whole family, offered on the third Saturday of every month at Rush Ranch. This event is FREE! Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing guidelines during your visit. Please see the CDC guidelines listed below. All ages and mobility levels are welcome! This event is 100% volunteer-run. Timing and activities vary month-to-month based on volunteer availability and the weather. Science Discovery labs are offered followed by a docent-led walk alongside the marsh. Participants will meet by the flagpole. The Blacksmith shop is closed at this time. Get the Rush! is made possible by Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure and Solano Land Trust volunteers. • What to bring Water or snacks if you need it. Please note that the picnic area and tables are not open at this time. Please help us contain COVID-19 and protect ourselves and the public by following these recommendations from the CDC. • Avoid entering the facility if you are feeling sick, or have a cough or fever • Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from anyone who is not a household member • Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into one’s elbow • Not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact • Wearing a face covering is strongly recommended • All picnic areas are closed for public use

Trail Crew Day at Rockville Trails Preserve

Needs a location

Every 4th Saturday of the month - Trail Crew at Rockville Trails Preserve We are in need of volunteers who will be able to have fun and do earth work in preparation for the new trails that will be laid out on this property. Please email [masked] if you are able to assist on either or both of these dates! *** MEEETING LOCATION IS AT THE BIG RED ICE HOUSE ON THE CORNER OF SUISUN VALLEY RD AND ROCKVILLE RD., POINT OF CONTACT IS JORDAN KNIPPENBERG *** Come join us in building the first trails at Rockville Trails Preserve! Get a sneak peek of the new trail system Meet cool people who care about land in Solano County Be part of the legacy of getting Rockville Trails ready for public access’ Space is limited. Registration is required. Email [masked] WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: (1) This is an outdoor experience involving physical exertion. There is usually no shade. Be prepared to be moving outdoors for approximately four hours. Depending on the goals for the day, you may be hiking, doing physical work, and/or recording observations about plants and animals. You may be using hand tools like clippers; lifting, carrying and lowering supplies; bending over, squatting and kneeling on dirt, grasses and weeds; and sweating. (2) Ages 12 and up who are comfortable with this kind of physical exertion are welcome—those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. (3) Tools are provided. WHAT TO BRING: (1) A backpack with plenty of water and snacks. (2) Sturdy work gloves. (3) Eye protection (e.g., sunglasses). (4) Boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rough, steep, and slippery terrain. (5) Long, sturdy pants and layered clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. (6) Protection from the elements—sun (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses), wind, fog, rain. *Please note,cancellation of the hike may occur due to County Fire Danger Warnings and closures of open spaces and parks. Once registered, you will receive any updates should this ever happen. Please help us contain COVID-19 and protect ourselves and the public by following these recommendations from the CDC. • Avoid entering the facility if you are feeling sick, or have a cough or fever • Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from anyone who is not a household member • Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into one’s elbow • Not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact • Wearing a face covering is strongly recommended • All picnic areas are closed for public use

Nature Hike @ Lynch Canyon Open Space

Online event

This hike occurs every 4th Saturday of the month. 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. Call for more information. COST: The hike is free, but parking is $8.00 at Lynch Canyon Registration Required. http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=k4v5ckmab&oeidk=a07eh84wr4b66183b1f Hike Level: Moderate *Please note,cancellation of the hike may occur due to County Fire Danger Warnings and closures of open spaces and parks. Once registered, you will receive any updates should this ever happen. Please help us contain COVID-19 and protect ourselves and the public by following these recommendations from the CDC. • Avoid entering the facility if you are feeling sick, or have a cough or fever • Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from anyone who is not a household member • Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into one’s elbow • Not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact • Wearing a face covering is strongly recommended • All picnic areas are closed for public use

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Nature Hike at King Swett Ranches

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