Monthly Archives: March 2021

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 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 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 ( 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!