Trail Work Continues!

Volunteers planting native shrubs at Hanns Park.

Volunteers planting native shrubs at Hanns Park.

SORRY, THIS EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN FORECAST. SEE YOU IN JANUARY! You can make Hanns Park even more inviting by helping us with the path through our native grass meadow. It’s easy and fun! Join us on Saturday, November 19 from 9:00 to noon. Park in the Hanns Park lot (on Skyline off Redwood) and follow the signs up the bike path. Wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll bring tools, water, and refreshments. See you there!

Trail Improvements in Hanns Park

Building a bark trail in the native grass meadow.

Building a bark trail in the native grass meadow.

It’s time to refresh the bark path in the native grass meadow, so that park visitors can enjoy it and reduce damage to native plants. We’ve weeded, now it’s time to spread out the bark! The event will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We’ll meet in Hanns Park (entrance lot is on Skyline off Redwood Parkway). Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll bring water, refreshments, and tools.

 

COASTAL CLEANUP DAY!

Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers.

Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers.

Join hundreds of Vallejo residents along beaches, lake shores and creek banks. There are 20 sites all over Vallejo. You can join the Vallejo Watershed Alliance site at Fairgrounds Drive/Coach Lane, or you can call (707) 645-8258 to find a site near you. Everyone can help! It’s easy and fun. The event will take place Saturday, September 17, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. A free lunch for volunteers will take place at the Vallejo Marina Office at noon.

Celebrate with the Vallejo Watershed Alliance!

Volunteers enjoying the great weather and food at the Blue Rock Springs Park BBQ.

Volunteers enjoying the great weather and food at the Blue Rock Springs Park BBQ.

Every year, Alliance volunteers gather to celebrate the work of the year at Blue Rock Springs Park. This year, the event will take place on Saturday, July 23. You can spend an easy morning picking up trash around the lake (come at 9 a.m.); or just come for a burger or hotdog at 11:00 a.m.

This is your party! If you come for the lake cleanup, wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, gloves and sunscreen. All volunteers welcome. Lunch is free, but PLEASE RSVP to (707) 654-1943 or email info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org so we know how much food to prepare.

Help Native Plants Thrive

Native plants are added to the Blue Rock Springs Creek corridor.

Native plant restoration in the Blue Rock Springs Creek corridor, Hanns Park, Vallejo.

Habitat restoration projects along the Blue Rock Springs Creek Corridor need your help before summer!

Join us on Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.We’ll meet in Hanns Park, on Skyline off Redwood Parkway. Park in the Hanns Park lot, and follow the signs a short way up the bike path. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll bring water, refreshments, and tools.

 

Measure AA

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Many of you have asked us about Measure AA, a proposed parcel tax to fund Bay Area habitat restoration that will be on the June ballot.

The measure is being proposed by the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, and you can learn more about it HERE  It doesn’t appear as if Solano County restoration projects are on the list of potential activities at this time,  but their website lists a number of potential projects if you’re interested in finding out more.

Spring Cleanup at Rindler Creek

Rindler Creek cleanup volunteers

Rindler Creek cleanup volunteers

Saturday, May 21

9:00 a.m. to Noon

Rindler Creek flows out of the hills to the east of Vallejo, down into Lake Chabot. It attracts a fair amount of trash, unfortunately, and it’s time for a spring cleaning! We’ll meet at the corner of Fairgrounds Drive and Coach Lane. Wear sturdy clothes and shoes, glove, hat and sunscreen. We will provide tools, trash bags, water, and refreshments. To RSVP, email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

 

April is teeming with events!

 

Celebrating 10 Years

Celebrating 10 Years

Proclamation!

Tuesday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m.      City Council Chambers, City Hall

The Trustees of the Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District are delighted to honor the Valljeo Watershed Alliance for ten years of watershed protection and enhancement. All are welcome to join us for a brief presentation.

 

Earth DayEarth Day Festival

Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Downtown Vallejo Farmers Market, Marin Street between Georgia & Virginia.

Plan to come down to the Farmers Market on Earth Day and have tons of free fun! The Alliance will be bringing critters from Lake Chabot in touch tanks, and have lots of other information besides. There will be face painting, jugglers, music, kids crafts and much more.

Blue Rock Springs Creek Cleanup

Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Upper Hanns Park

In partnership with Solano County, the Solano Resource Conservation District, and many others, the Alliance is hosting a cleanup along Blue Rock Springs Creek. Park at the Wardlaw Dog & Skate Park; follow the path behind the dog park and cross the bridge. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, gloves and sunscreen. We’ll provide the tools, water and refreshments. To RSVP, contact Doug Darling at ddfish4life@sbcglobal.net or call 707.373.1766.

Shoreline Improvements at Lake Chabot

Volunteers help clear tules along the shores of Lake Chabot.

Volunteers help clear tules along the shores of Lake Chabot.

Kids are coming to Lake Chabot soon for the Youth Fishing Derby, and we need to do a little shoreline improvement so they can reach the water. Please join us on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Wear sturdy clothes and shoes (waders if you have them), hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll provide water and refreshments, as well as any tools that are needed. We’ll meet at the boat launch ramp in Dan Foley Community Park. Enter the park at the east end of North Camino Alto, off Tuolumne near Sutter Solano Medical Center.

The Flyway Festival is Coming!

Red Tailed Hawk

Red Tailed Hawk

The San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival is an annual celebration of the return of shore-birds, waterfowl, hawks, and songbirds to the our area. The free event focuses on the ecosystem we live in and the wildlife that inhabits it. There will be exhibits and interactive activities provided by more than 75 nature and kid-oriented organizations. Slide shows, commercial art, bird suppliers, digital equipment and optics vendors, live raptor show, and more will be present as well, along with a silent auction, raffle, and good food. Bird walks, nature hikes and more will be offered throughout the weekend.

The Vallejo Watershed Alliance is looking for volunteers. Shifts will be split into 2-hour shifts from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. This is a rain or shine event, hosted at Building 253, 575 Connolly Street on Mare Island. To volunteer for a shift at the Alliance table, please email info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

The Flyway Festival needs volunteers too! For more information, visit www.SFBayFlywayFestival.com.