Please join us on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. You can find us at the Alliance cleanup site on the corner of Fairgrounds Drive and Coach Lane, or if you want to clean at a different site in town, email Info@ValcoreRecycling.org and they’ll help you find your spot. Wear closed-toe shoes, sturdy clothes, hat, sunscreen and gloves. Bring a bucket or water bottle if you have them. All participants will need to sign a waiver; volunteers under age 18 will need one signed by their parent/guardian. We’ll have waivers on site, or you can get yours in advance on Valcore’s website at www.ValcoreRecycling.org. See you there!
Dan Foley Cultural Center/Vista Room, 1499 North Camino Alto
We are delighted to welcome Sarah McKibbin from the Solano Resource Conservation District (RCD). We’re heading into the second planting season on the Lake Dalwigk restoration project, and Sarah will share how accomplishments to date and what volunteer assistance will be needed this winter. The presentation will take place from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. After that, we will calendar activities for the next twelve months. Members of the public are invited to come for the presentation or stay for the entire meeting. Free refreshments and parking. Also of note, The Solano RCD will host a propagation volunteer day on Friday, August 9, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at their nursery near Vacaville. Native plant seeds will be started to support planting at Dalwigk and other restoration sites in Solano County. For more information on the planting day, including nursery location, please contact Sarah at Sarah.McKibbin@SolanoRCD.org
Every year, Alliance volunteers gather to celebrate the work of the year. 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. No need to work. 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) 652-7812 or email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org so we know how much food to prepare.
Habitat restoration projects along the Blue Rock Springs Creek Corridor need your help before summer! 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. 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.
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! 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. For more information and to RSVP, please email us at Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org or call (707) 652-7812.
Earth Day Festival: Saturday, April 20 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free fun for the family on Earth Day, which will take place at the Vallejo Farmers Market on Georgia Street at Marin. Jugglers, face painting, music, Loma Vista Farm Animals to pet, and the Vallejo Watershed Alliance touch tanks of “Critters of Lake Chabot.” Stop by the Vallejo Flood & Wastewater booth for information on less-toxic garden solutions (bring your old mercury fever thermometer and they’ll exchange it for a new digital model). Join us! And if you’d like to help out at the Alliance table, we’d love to have you, just let us know at info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.
Earth Day Creek Cleanup: Saturday, April 27 – 9 to 11 a.m.
Join us in a cleanup along Blue Rock Springs Creek in Vallejo. It’s a family friendly event (if you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult). Park at the Wardlaw Dog Park parking, then 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, buckets, water and refreshments. RSVP to info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org
Families are coming to Lake Chabot soon for the Inner-City Fishing Program, and we need to do a little shoreline improvement so they can reach the water. 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. Enter the park at the east end of North Camino Alto, off Tuolumne past the Sutter Solano Medical Center. Please RSVP by emailing info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org or calling (707) 652-7812.
The weather is clearing up, so we’ll go ahead with the planned shoreline cleanup to support the great habitat restoration work already begun. Park on Fifth Street, and come down the stairs (closer to the Lemon Street end) that lead into the park. You’ll see us on the path. Wear clothes that can get muddy, rain boots if you have them, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll bring everything else! Questions? Email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org or call (707) 652-7812.
Major restoration efforts will improve wildlife habitat at Lake Dalwigk.
Saturday, Jan. 19
9 a.m. to noon
An exciting new habitat enhancement project is starting at Lake Dalwigk, and the Vallejo Watershed Alliance needs your help! For this portion of the work, we will be taking small numbers of volunteers to the islands located in the park to plant native grass plugs. Other volunteers are needed for shoreline cleanup, and will have the opportunity to trade places with the planters on the island, if desired. RSVP is required for this event; please email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org for details. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes (tall rain boots or waders are strongly recommended for the island planting), hat, sunscreen and gloves. We will provide all the necessary tools, as well as refreshments. Parking is free along Fifth Street, on the west side of the park area, and we will meet at the staircase located across from 501 Fifth Street.
This project is being led by our partners at the Solano Resource Conservation District. They are also hosting a few small workdays on Thursdays in January. If you are interested in participating in those, please contact us at Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.
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 19. Thank you for your wonderful volunteer efforts throughout the year, and have a happy and safe holiday!