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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+)

Trail Crew Day at Lynch Canyon

Lynch Canyon Open Space

Trail Crew Volunteer Opportunity: Help take care of Lynch Canyon's 1,000-plus acres. Projects include improving trails, fixing fences, weeding and more. No experience is necessary. Participants learn while volunteering. Free parking pass free lunch provided. Occurs every 2nd Saturday of most months. 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. 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. (7) Optional: bug repellent, your favorite gardening tools, and binoculars to enjoy the birds!

Get the Rush! at Rush Ranch

Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island

• What we'll do 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! 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. Year-round you can travel back in time by entering a traditional blacksmith shop in action (10am-1pm). Try blacksmithing and make an iron nail or other keepsake! Science Discovery labs are offered from 11am-Noon, while a docent-led walk alongside the marsh will take place from 1pm-2pm. Other activities are dependent on volunteer availability and the weather. Check back for updates. MEETING PLACE: Most activities begin in or near the gravel and brick courtyards. WEATHER PLAN: The blacksmith shop is open rain or shine. Rain, soil conditions, or extreme heat may cancel other activities. 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. • Important to know 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.

Trail Crew Day at Lynch Canyon

Lynch Canyon Open Space

Trail Crew Volunteer Opportunity: Help take care of Lynch Canyon's 1,000-plus acres. Projects include improving trails, fixing fences, weeding and more. No experience is necessary. Participants learn while volunteering. Free parking pass free lunch provided. Occurs every 2nd Saturday of most months. 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. 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. (7) Optional: bug repellent, your favorite gardening tools, and binoculars to enjoy the birds!

Get the Rush! at Rush Ranch

Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island

• What we'll do 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! 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. Year-round you can travel back in time by entering a traditional blacksmith shop in action (10am-1pm). Try blacksmithing and make an iron nail or other keepsake! Science Discovery labs are offered from 11am-Noon, while a docent-led walk alongside the marsh will take place from 1pm-2pm. Other activities are dependent on volunteer availability and the weather. Check back for updates. MEETING PLACE: Most activities begin in or near the gravel and brick courtyards. WEATHER PLAN: The blacksmith shop is open rain or shine. Rain, soil conditions, or extreme heat may cancel other activities. 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. • Important to know 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.

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Get the Rush! at Rush Ranch

Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island

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