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Happy Holidays from the Alliance

VWA_Holiday_Website_ImageWishing 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.

New Path in Hanns Park!

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.

A new path in the native grass meadow in Hanns Park.

Let’s Create a Path!

Volunteers planting native shrubs at 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.

October in Hanns Park

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!Coastal Cleanp Day 2013

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!

Great speaker this weekend!

CreekAnnual 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.

Party in Blue Rock Springs Park!

Annual Vallejo Watershed Alliance BBQ at Blue Rock Springs Park.

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.

What’s Happening in Hanns Park?

Spring rains (or the lack of them) have caused new plots of native plants at Hanns Park to need a little human intervention. Join us on Saturday, June 22 for a morning of watering, mulching and general prep for the summer. Wear comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, gloves and a hat. We’ll provide all tools, water, and refreshments. See you at 9:00 a.m.!