March-April Events Cancelled

New lupine emerging at Lake Dalwigk.
Photo Credit: Natalie Muradian

Due to the COVID-19 virus, Vallejo Watershed Alliance activities have been cancelled for March and April. We encourage everyone to spend some time outdoors during this stressful time, and if you have any questions, please reach out to us at Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

Lake Chabot Needs Your Help!

Volunteers help clear tules along the shores of Lake Chabot.

Saturday, March 28 9 a.m. to Noon

Dan Foley Community Park : Boat Launch

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. Bring a refillable water bottle if you have one. 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.

EXTRA CREDIT! Alliance volunteers are also planning to help at the Vallejo Beautification Commission’s annual Beautify Vallejo Cleanup on Saturday, March 21 from 9:00 to noon. Meet at the west end of Sereno Drive (Off Sonoma Blvd, between Carl’s Jr. and Smart & Final). Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, buckets, and pickers. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to this event at tinyurl.com/uf4msay.



Lake Dalwigk Tree Planting

Join us for tree planting!

Saturday, February 15                9 a.m. to Noon

We’re in the second year of habitat restoration at Lake Dalwigk, and we need your help! For this portion of the work, we will be planting trees around the perimeter of the lake. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen and gloves. We will provide all the necessary tools, as well as refreshments. Park on Fifth Street, near Lake Dalwigk Park. Walk down steps into park. Please RSVP to Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org or call (707) 652-7812.

Lake Dalwigk Restoration

Major restoration efforts will improve wildlife habitat at Lake Dalwigk.

Saturday, January 18            9 a.m. to noon

We’re heading into the second year of habitat restoration work at Lake Dalwigk, and we need your help! For this portion of the work, we’ll be planting grass and sedge plugs along one side of the park.

Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen and gloves. We will provide all the necessary tools, as well as refreshments. Park on Fifth Street, at Bennett Ave. Walk up the park path towards Curtola Avenue, and you’ll see our group.

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

Seasons Greetings!

Happy holidays!

Thank you for volunteering this year! We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season, and look forward to our next activity on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Details will be posted here in early January. If you’d like to be on our mailing list, use the link on the home pages of this site, or email us at Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

Trail Improvements

Building a bark trail in the native grass meadow.

Saturday, November 16     9:00 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’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. RSVP to Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

After The Fire

Restoration planting

Habitat Restoration in Hanns Park Burn Area

Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. to noon

A recent fire in one of our habitat restoration sites on the Blue Rock Springs Creek Corridor creates an opportunity to reseed the area with native grass and pollinator plants. Park in the Hanns Park lot on Skyline off Redwood, and walk up the bike path to mile marker 0.34. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll bring water, refreshments, and tools.

Coastal Cleanup Day

Rindler Creek Cleanup

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!

Lake Dalwigk Restoration Project

Restoration planting

Saturday, August 17 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

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

Time to Celebrate!

Saturday, July 20 at Blue Rock Springs Park

Volunteers enjoying the great weather and food at the Blue Rock Springs Park BBQ.

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.