Restoring Native Plants in Glen Cove

Saturday, November 20 9 a.m. to noon

The Vallejo Watershed Alliance is delighted to partner with the Solano Resource Conservation District and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation to kick off planting for their new habitat enhancement project at the Glen Cove Waterfront Park.

A representative of the Tribe’s Cultural Resources Department will be on site and will give a briefing before the planting begins.

We will plant an 8-10 foot band of native grasses and shrubs along the top edge of the waterfront slope to help reduce erosion, and we hope you’ll join us!

Wear sturdy clothes and closed-toe shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and gloves. Water, refreshments, and tools will be provided. RSVP to Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

Interested in learning more about this project?

The Solano Resource Conservation District is hosting a community outreach webinar on Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. For more information and the meeting’s zoom link, visit this webpage: www.solanorcd.org/glen-cove

Blue Rock Springs Creek Cleanup

Saturday, October 16 9 a.m. to Noon

Join us in a cleanup along Blue Rock Springs Creek in Vallejo! It’s a family-friendly event, open to all ages and abilities. Park at the Wardlaw Dog & Skate Park parking lot, then follow the path behind the dog park and cross the bridge. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, gloves and sunscreen. Bring a bucket and a refillable water bottle if you have them. We’ll provide tools, water and refreshments. See you there!

Additional Info: Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a waiver signed by parent or guardian. Waivers are available at VallejoWatershedAlliance.org, or email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

To RSVP, call (707) 652-7812
or email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org
VallejoWatershedAlliance.org

Coastal Cleanup Day is Back!

Join more than 65,000 volunteers across the state for the largest volunteer day on the planet! This vital community-building event takes place every September, encouraging residents to cleanup their local shorelines, rivers, creeks, lakes and inland waterways. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to noon for the group event. Individual DIY cleanups are also taking place throughout the month of September: you select the time and place, and we’ll provide supplies (just email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org to get started).

You can find your cleanup spot for the Sept. 18 event by calling (707) 645-8258 or emailing Info@ValcoreRecycling.org.

Additional Info

If you are under 18, you will need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver before participating. All cleanup supplies will be provided, but volunteers should wear sunscreen, sturdy shoes, a hat and gloves. If you have them, bring a bucket and reusable water bottle. When you check in at your cleanup location, you will be given trash bags, latex gloves and a data card to tally collected items.

This year’s local cleanups are made possible through the active participation of the cities and counties of Solano and Yolo, the California Coastal Commission, Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District, Valcore Recycling, Recology Vallejo, and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District.

Learn about Lake Chabot

Lake Chabot 2021 photo credit: Doug Darling

Vallejo Watershed Alliance Annual Meeting

Saturday, August 21      9 a.m. to Noon

Dan Foley Cultural Center, Vista Room

1499 North Camino Alto, Vallejo

One of Vallejo’s gems, Lake Chabot is a 55-acre reservoir, a beautiful spot enjoyed by walkers, fishermen, picnickers and more. Please  join us to learn about the lake, its history, and the results of our recent public use survey. Representatives from the Greater Vallejo Recreation District, Friends of Lake Chabot, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District, City of Vallejo and Solano Resource Conservation District will be on hand to share their roles and answer questions.

We’ll start at 9:00 with refreshments and introductions, with time to explore maps and other information about this watershed. The program will run from 9:15 until 11:00, when we’ll address group questions and suggestions. If time permits, Vallejo Watershed Alliance members will calendar activities for the next twelve months after that discussion. Members of the public are invited to come for the presentations or stay for the entire time.

RSVP to Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org or (707) 652-7812. 

Free refreshments and parking.

Helping & Celebrating!

The Alliance will host two events this month, and we’d love to see you at either or both!

On Monday, July 5 (9-11 a.m.), Friends of Lake Chabot and Vallejo Watershed Alliance volunteers will meet at the Dan Foley Community Park boat launch to help the park recover from the long weekend of Independence Day parties and celebrations. Each year, hundreds of people come to the park to celebrate and watch the Six Flags fireworks, and a significant amount of extra litter accumulates around the shoreline.

On Saturday, July 17 (9-noon), we celebrate you! Vallejo Watershed Alliance volunteers are invited to join us for a Thank You Lunch at Blue Rock Springs Park (lake picnic area). We start at 9 a.m. with an easy cleanup around the lake and park if you want, and have an early lunch to thank you for being with us throughout the year and helping make Vallejo a cleaner and safer place. If you can’t make it to the cleanup, you’re still welcome for lunch at 11:00, we’d love to see you. Please RSVP to Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org to let us know you are coming, so we can be sure to have enough food for all.

Restoration in Hanns Park

Please join us on Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to noon, to support a habitat restoration project along Blue Rock Springs Creek.

Location: Park in the Wardlaw Dog Park lot. Follow the path behind the dog park. Cross the bridge over the creek and turn right (west) along the path. Shortly after you cross under Oakwood Avenue, you’ll see our site at Mile Marker 0.69.

More Info: Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll bring water, refreshments, and tools. To RSVP or for more information, email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

Creek Cleanup!

Join the Vallejo Watershed Alliance on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. We’ll meet at the corner of Fairgrounds Drive and Coach Lane to clean Rindler Creek. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, gloves, hat, and sunscreen. Water, refreshments, and supplies will be provided. A waiver will be required; if you are under 18, you’ll need to get it signed by a parent or guardian. We can send you one in advance if needed, simply email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org. See you there!

In the meantime, check out the Lake Chabot User Survey — we’d love to know how you use this gem of a lake in Dan Foley Park. It’s quick and easy!

Vallejo’s Earth Day

April means Earth Day, and we’ve got choices!

Saturday, April 17 from 9 to noon, we’ll be planting native California roses at Lake Dalwigk. Wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes, hats, gloves, masks, and sunscreen. RSVP to Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org. Park on 5th Street near Lake Dalwigk Park and walk down the steps, you’ll see us at the picnic area.

More options: We’ve always partnered with Solano County for April Earth Day cleanups, and this year is no different! DIY Cleanups are happening, and we are offering four different sites so that all Vallejoans can participate in a nearby cleanup:

North Vallejo: Delta Meadows Park at 841 Jack London Drive

South Vallejo: Carquinez Park on Adams St. near Patterson Elementary

West Vallejo: River Park at 485 Wilson Avenue

East Vallejo: Hanns Memorial Park at 198 Skyline Drive

You can download the CleanSwell app and track what you pick up, or simply email us at Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org with the info below. Here’s how it works:

1.     Pick a day and time that you and your household or social-bubble-safe friends will pick up trash.

2.     Email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance with your preferred cleanup location.

3.     Need supplies? We can provide disposable gloves, trash bags, hand sanitizer, waiver and loaner pickers, and we’ll be happy to drop them on your porch.

4.     Leave the filled trash bags next to the garbage cans at the park. Once your cleanup is complete, let us know how much trash was removed (# of bags filled + any other items that are too big for the bags, and how many people were there). We love photos – send us a couple of you in action! We will notify GVRD and they will dispose of the filled bags.

The usual rules of COVID apply: Don’t do this if you feel ill or have a fever, face coverings are strongly recommended, keep at least 6 feet of social distance with people who aren’t in your household, and sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow.

Have fun, and keep in touch!

March at the Lakes

Litter on the shore of Lake Chabot (Photo Credit: Doug Darling)

March brings two group events, and continued DIY Cleanups. On Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, we’ll partner with Leadership Vallejo and the City of Vallejo to clean up the shores of Lake Chabot. You’ll enter through Dan Foley Park, drive straight ahead and meet at the boat launch. On Saturday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Alliance will return to Lake Dalwigk, to begin the final planting season of this 3-year restoration project. Park along Fifth Street, and come down the steps near Lake Dalwigk Park. For both events: We’ll stay safe and socially-distanced. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, mask, gloves, hat and sunscreen. Tools, water and snacks will be provided.

Not ready for a group activity? We understand completely! DIY Cleanups are always an option — simply email us (Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org) and let us know when plan to go to either lake and what supplies you need. We can provide bags, pickers, sanitizer, etc. and will drop them on your porch. After you’ve done your cleanup, filled bags should be placed next to the trash cans in the park on the corner of Lemon and 5th Streets. Just let us know how many trash bags you filled, and when they’re ready for pickup.

See you at the lakes!

Back to the lake!

Spring wildflowers at Lake Dalwigk

This month, the Vallejo Watershed Alliance is returning to Lake Dalwigk. Join us for a cleanup on Saturday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is the first time we’ll have met in a while, and we’ll keep everyone safe and socially-distant for this event. In addition to trash removal, we’ll be raking mulch around the new trees to protect them and help retain the nice rain we’ve been enjoying. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, mask, gloves, hat and sunscreen. We’ll provide water and snacks, and any of the necessary tools. We’ll meet on the 5th Street side, walk down the steps near the park on the corner of Lemon Street and look for us.
Not ready for a group activity? We understand completely! DIY Cleanups are a great option — simply email us at Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org and let us know when plan to go to Lake Dalwigk and what supplies you need. We can provide bags, pickers, sanitizer, etc. and will drop them on your porch. After you’ve done your cleanup, filled bags should be placed next to the trash cans in the park on the corner of Lemon and 5th Streets. Just let us know how many trash bags you filled, and when they’re ready for pickup.