Volunteers plant native grasses and shrubs in the Blue Rock Springs Creek corridor.
This is the last big planting day of the season, so grab your boots and come on out! We’ll meet in Hanns Park. Park in the lot on Sklyline just off Redwood Parkway, and follow the signs up the bike path. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes, hat, gloves, and sunscreen. We’ll provide tools, water, and refreshments.
Please join the Alliance and the Solano Resource Conservation District for a planting restoration day this Saturday, February 22 at Hanns Park from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Park in the Hanns Park lot (on Skyline off Redwood) and follow the signs up the bike path to the restored meadow. We’ll supply tools, water, refreshments, you wear sturdy shoes, clothes that can get dirty, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. See you there!
Volunteers planting native shrubs at Hanns Park.
The San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival is coming soon.The Festival takes place on Mare Island and around the Bay Area, February 7-9. There are outings galore, and a terrific Wildlife Expo (be sure to stop by the Vallejo Watershed Alliance table if you come to the Expo) with vendors, non-profits, artwork and more. For information and a schedule of activities, visit www.sfbayflywayfestival.com.
Wishing you all a safe and wonderful holiday season. We’ll take a break this month, and be back at it in full force in January and February, prime planting season! Mark your new calendars now for important planting days on Saturday, January 18 and February 22.
Also, if you don’t like getting your hands dirty but love the whole Alliance thing, we could use you staffing the table at the San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival on February 8-9. Just email info @ VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.
Thanks to our fearless volunteers: Karen, Liz and son, Mike, and Jennifer, we have a new path for park visitors to get a little closer to some very cool native shrubs. Check it out next time you’re in Hanns Park!
A new path in the native grass meadow in Hanns Park.
Join us in Hanns Park on Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. We’ll start work on a path for the students to use in their Watershed Explorers classes this spring, as well as preparing upland plots for planting. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, gloves, and sunscreen. Water, tools, and refreshments will be provided.
Join us in Hanns Park! On Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to noon we’ll be preparing the meadow and upland plots for planting. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, gloves, and sunscreen. Water, tools, and refreshments will be provided.
Coastal Cleanup Day is coming!
Join tens of thousands of Californians in the state’s largest volunteer event of the year. This year the event will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 55-EARTH to find a cleanup site that’s convenient for you, or join the Vallejo Watershed Alliance at the corner of Fairgrounds Drive and Coach Lane. All volunteers must sign a waiver prior to starting. Wear sturdy clothes, closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. Water and supplies will be provided. After volunteering, you’ll get a free ticket for a volunteer lunch at the Marina at noon. See you there!
Annual Planning Meeting
Saturday, August 3
9 a.m. to Noon
We are very excited to announce that Phil Stevens from Berkeley’s Urban Creeks Council will be our guest speaker this year. Phil will talk about developing new tools for setting restoration goals and measuring success; experimenting with approaches to revegetating flood-control channels; and developing long-term volunteer-powered stream stewardship programs. Phil’s talk will comprise the first half of the morning, later we’ll prioritize and calendar workdays and research projects for the next twelve months. The event will take place in the Vista Room of the Cultural Center at Dan Foley Park. All are welcome; free refreshments.
Annual Vallejo Watershed Alliance BBQ at Blue Rock Springs Park.
Every year, Alliance volunteers gather to celebrate the work of the year. This year, the annual party will take place on Saturday, July 20 at Blue Rock Springs Park. Those who want to spend an easy morning picking up trash around the lake can come at 9 a.m.; but if you just want to come for a burger at 11:00, we’d love to see you. This is your party! If you’re planning to come early for the lake cleanup, wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, gloves and sunscreen. Everyone welcome. Lunch is free, but PLEASE RSVP to 644-8949 ext. 292 or email info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org so we know how much food to prepare.