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.
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.
Celebrating 10 Years
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707.373.1766.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Building a bark trail in the native grass meadow.
Join us on Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. 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! 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.
Help us plant this burned hillside in Hanns Park!
Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Upper Hanns Park: Several months ago, fire scorched a hillside in Hanns Park. Please join the Vallejo Watershed Alliance, in partnership with Visions of the Wild H20 and the Solano Resource Conservation District, to replant the burned area with native grasses and trees. We’ll meet in Upper Hanns Park. Park in the Wardlaw Dog Park lot, cross the bridge over the creek behind the dog park. Turn right, heading west down the path. You will see signs directing you to the restoration site. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll bring water, refreshments, and tools.For more information or to RSVP, call (707) 654-1943 or email info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.