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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!

Restoration Updates

Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m.

Dan Foley Cultural Center – Vista Room

1461 N. Camino Alto, Vallejo

Significant improvements are coming to Lake Dalwigk, and the Vallejo Watershed Alliance and our partners want to share the good news! We’ll give a brief history of the lake and prior restoration projects, then share what’s ahead for residents and volunteers.

The City of Vallejo, Greater Vallejo Recreation District, Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District, and the Solano Resource Conservation District are working with Interwest Consulting Group on the CalTrans- funded $4.8 million Lake Dalwigk Park Improvements Project, which will include new restrooms, better accessibility, path and culvert enhancements, safety lighting, and more. Representatives from each of these agencies will be on hand to present their perspective and answer questions.

We will also provide updates on the Glen Cove Waterfront Park habitat restoration project, which is funded by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. This exciting project is already showing outstanding results and we look forward to learning what is ahead.

Please join us for coffee and breakfast, and learn more about ways to participate in these exciting projects!

Celebrating and Helping

The Alliance will host two events this July, and we’d love to see you at either or both!
On Wednesday, July 5 from 9-noon, 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 weekend of Independence Day parties. 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; GVRD will have staff there but could use some extra hands!

On Saturday, July 15 from 9-noon, we celebrate you! Vallejo Watershed Alliance volunteers are invited to join us for a Thank You Lunch at Blue Rock Springs Park (Trailside picnic area between the parking lot and the lake). We will 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.

For both events, wear closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll bring all the necessary supplies and refreshments. Email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org with any questions. See you out there!

Hanns Park Habitat Restoration

Please join us on Saturday, June 17 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.

Looking Ahead: Mark your calendars! Our annual volunteer BBQ will take place on Saturday, July 15 at Blue Rock Springs Park. Park cleanup begins at 9 a.m., we’ll eat at 11:00 a.m.

May Activities

On Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Vallejo Watershed Alliance is delighted to partner with the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Management and GVRD for the MLK Day of Service Wildfire Prevention Project. We’ll be removing dead vegetation, aka fire fuel, in the Blue Rock Springs Corridor. Park at the main Hanns lot at 198 Skyline off Redwood Parkway. Follow the signs up the trail to the work area. To sign up, please click here.

THESE EVENTS HAVE DIFFERENT WAIVERS, so please follow the instructions above to sign up for the Hanns event.

On Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, meet us at the corner of Fairgrounds Drive and Coach Lane. We’ll do a much-needed cleanup at Rindler Creek. To RSVP, please email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.

For both events, wear sturdy clothes, closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen and gloves. We’ll provide water, snacks, and all tools. We hope you’ll join us!