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.

Best Volunteers Anywhere!

Volunteers plant native trees in Hanns Park.

Volunteers plant native trees in Hanns Park.

Thank you so much to the 28 volunteers who braved the rain to plant native grass plugs, shrubs, and trees in Hanns Park on January 16. A day of service indeed!

The Vallejo Times-Herald covered the event … click here to read the story.

You Can Help Plant Trees!

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

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

January is the perfect time to plant, as Mother Nature helps establish new growth. Please join the Vallejo Watershed Alliance and the Solano Resource Conservation District on Saturday, January 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.

We’ll plant native grasses, shrubs, and trees. Park in the Hanns Park lot on Skyline just off Redwood Parkway. Follow the path (and signs) a short distance. We’ll bring water, refreshments, and tools. Wear sturdy shoes, clothes that can get dirty, hat, sunscreen, and gloves.

 

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

Seasons Greetings from the Vallejo Watershed Alliance! We have no meetings or work days planned for December; but mark your calendars for our next planting and restoration field day on Saturday, January 16. Thanks you for your wonderful volunteer efforts throughout the year, and have a happy and safe holiday!