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Hanns Park Habitat Restoration

Volunteers working at Hanns Park

Saturday, June 15, 9 am to 12 pm

Please join us to support a habitat restoration project along Blue Rock Springs Creek

Location: Park in the Wardlaw Dog Park lot (1805 Ascott Parkway). 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.

Upcoming Event

 Mark your calendars for our annual volunteer BBQ on July 20th at Blue Rock Springs Park. Park cleanup will begin at 9 am, and lunch will be at 11 am.

Rindler Creek Cleanup

Volunteers picking up garbage, trash, rubbish and putting into bags.

Saturday, May 18, 9 am to noon

Join the Vallejo Watershed Alliance and MIT Academy for a cleanup at Rindler Creek. We’ll meet at the corner of Fairgrounds Drive and Coach Lane.

Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen and gloves. Water, refreshments, and tools will be provided. Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. The waiver can be found on the Volunteer page of this website. RSVP to Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

We hope to see you there!

Earth Day Heroes Needed!

Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate Earth Day and enhance one of Vallejo’s beautiful waterways! Come join us at Blue Rock Springs Creek for a cleanup throughout the creek corridor.

Park for free at the Wardlaw Dog Park lot (1805 Ascott Parkway), then follow the path behind the dog park and cross the bridge. Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. It’s a family-friendly event (if you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult). We’ll provide tools, buckets, water and refreshments. Email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org or call (707) 652-782 for questions or to RSVP.

We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Event

Saturday, April 27: Earth Daze Festival (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the 300 Block of Virginia Street in downtown Vallejo. Visit TheEverWonder.org for more information.

Lake Chabot Needs Your Help!

Volunteers help clear tules, and clean up along Lake Chabot shoreline.

Saturday, March 16 (9 a.m. to Noon)

Dan Foley Community Park: Boat Launch

Families are coming to Lake Chabot soon for Fishing in the City, an annual fishing clinic, and we need to do some shoreline improvement and cleanup 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.

Cleanup at Lake Dalwigk

Saturday, February 17, 2024 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Work continues on the major habitat restoration project at Lake Dalwigk Park, and we need your help! On February 17, 2024, we will be removing trash from the park, and possibly doing some plug planting.

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, ideally between Bennett Ave. and Chestnut Street. Look for the volunteer sign-in desk at the northwest corner of the park, by the Bennett Ave. entrance. For additional information or to RSVP, please email us at Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org or call (707) 652-7812.

Meet us in Glen Cove

Saturday, January 20, 2024; 9:00 am to noon

The Vallejo Watershed Alliance is delighted to continue our partnership with the Solano Resource Conservation District, GVRD, and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation to work on the habitat enhancement project at Glen Cove Waterfront Park. We have new native pollinator plants and grass (things that make our butterflies and honeybees very happy!) that need support with mulch to help them thrive for the rest of this winter. We hope to see you there! As always, we will also have a beach cleanup for those that would prefer to litter removal.

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.

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays and grateful thanks to all of you who worked with the Vallejo Watershed Alliance in 2023.

With your help, the Alliance hosted cleanups and habitat enhancement projects at Glen Cove Waterfront Park, Lake Dalwigk, Lake Chabot and Hanns Park, along Rindler Creek and Blue Rock Springs Creek. We celebrated with you at a summer BBQ at Blue Rock Springs Park, hosted an informational meeting on the expanded projects and exciting new grant funding at Lake Dalwigk, hosted a Coastal Cleanup Day site, and more. We participated in the Visions of the Wild Discovery Zone with touch tanks introducing the public to the Critters of Lake Chabot, and our Chair, Doug Darling, was honored as one of Vallejo’s environmental heroes.

2024 will bring many more events and changes. Mark your calendars now for Saturday, January 20, when we will return to Glen Cove Waterfront Park to continue work on the habitat restoration work there. In February, we’ll be at Lake Dalwigk and are very excited to see some of the changes that will complete the overhaul of the park. More info on both to come in the January email.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy safe and joyous holidays, and look forward to seeing you outside soon.

Glen Cove Waterfront Park Restoration

Saturday, November 18 9 a.m. to noon

The Vallejo Watershed Alliance is delighted to continue our partnership with the Solano Resource Conservation District, GVRD, and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation to work on the habitat enhancement project at Glen Cove Waterfront Park. We have created new garden beds at the park with pollinator plants (things that make our butterflies and honeybees very happy); now it’s time to set them up for thriving over the winter with mulch. We hope you’ll join us!

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.

Visions of the Wild

Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

322 Georgia Street

We are hosting a table at the Visions of the Wild Discovery Zone, and would love to have you join us to spread the news about the Vallejo Watershed Alliance. If you are interested in staffing the table, please email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org. We will have touch tanks with Critters of Lake Chabot displayed, as well as general information about our habitat restoration projects and cleanups.

The festival is wonderful, and if you can’t help out at the table, we hope you’ll attend one of the many activities. This year’s festival will honor environmental heroes of Vallejo and Benicia, who will be celebrated on opening night, Thursday, October 12 at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum. Spoiler Alert: people we know and love will be honored!

Looking ahead, mark your calendars for Saturday, November 18. We’ll be returning to Glen Cove Waterfront Park to continue work on the habit restoration site.

As always, email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org with any questions.

A HUGE thanks to all of you who participated in this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day. Vallejo had 19 sites covering 21 miles of shoreline. 523 volunteers removed more than 7,000 pounds of trash and recyclables, making our city safer and more beautiful. We thank all of our partners who make the event possible … we couldn’t do it without you!

Coastal Cleanup Day is Here!

Join more than 40,000 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 takes place on Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to noon.

There are 20 different cleanup sites to choose from, or you can join the Vallejo Watershed Alliance site along Rindler Creek (meet at the corner of Fairgrounds Drive and Coach Lane). Other sites include Dan Foley Park, Hanns Park, River Park, Cullinan Ranch, Blue Rock Springs Park, Glen Cove Marina and Glen Cove Waterfront Park, Vallejo Municipal Marina, Lake Dalwigk, Meadows at Catalina and Delta Meadows Park, and White Slough (behind EcoThrift).

Cleanup organizers are committed to eliminating the waste created by the cleanup itself. They ask volunteers to bring reusable cleanup supplies, such as work gloves, a water bottle, or a bucket to help ensure their work sites generate no trash of their own. Each site will be well-stocked with the necessary supplies if needed.

Find a site near you by calling (707) 645-8258 or email Info@ValcoreRecycling.org or visit CleanupSolano.org. If you are under 18, you will need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver before participating. Volunteers should wear sunscreen, sturdy shoes, a hat, mask and work gloves.

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

PLEASE REGISTER AT 707-645-8258!