Around the Watershed

 

Upcoming Events

Education and Training

Solano County Weed Management Area Annual Public Education Meeting

Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Rush Ranch Nature Center located at 3521 Grizzly Island Rd., Suisun City.

Topics to be covered at the meeting include:

    • Control of difficult aquatic weeds found in ditches, ponds, and creeks
    • Efforts to work with nurseries and plant suppliers to prevent the introduction of horticultural weeds
    • New species of invasive weeds to look out for in Solano County
    • Tips on how to restore property once weeds are removed;
    • What to expect during Ag Department application inspections.       

The meeting is free and open to the public.  Private landowners, farmers, ranchers, and resource management agency personnel are all welcome.  Three continuing education credits will be available to attendees for Department of Pesticide Regulation continuing education certification.

To register for the meeting, contact Katherine Holmes by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 707-678-1655 ext. 118.

Volunteer Opportunities

Alamo Creek Restoration

Solano RCD is looking for volunteers to help plant native plants along Alamo Creek and nearby bike trails.  We need to plant more than 500 native trees and shrubs and thousands of native grass, sedge and wildflower plugs during January, February, and March 2015. 

Join us on any or all of our volunteer planting days!

    • Saturday, January 10, 9:00 am -12:00 noon
    • Saturday, January 24, 9:00 am -12:00 noon
    • Saturday, February 7, 9:00 am -12:00 noon
    • Saturday, February 28, 9:00 am -12:00 noon
    • Saturday, March 14, 9:00 am -12:00 noon

No expertise is needed to help– anyone with an interest in conservation or restoration is welcome at these events, including families, clubs and service groups.  Dress in layers, and bring sun protection and a water bottle.  Solano RCD will provide snacks and all necessary tools.

Please RSVP and reserve a spot either by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 707-678-1655, ext 118.   Upon RSVPing, participants will receive specific meeting location and details.

Blue Rock Springs Creek

We have two big planting days coming up, and welcome everyone to join us as we wrap up this project.

Please join on us at either or both of our HUGE planting days:

•   Native Grass plug planting:  Saturday,  January 17, 9:00 am -12:00 noon
•   Native Tree and Shrub planting:  Saturday, February 21, 9:00 am -12:00 noon

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.  For more information, please visit the Vallejo Watershed Alliance or email Mike Gordon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 707-678-1566 x 122.

Lake Berryessa  & Rio Vista Boater Focus Groups

Early this spring, we'll be holding focus groups for Lake Berryessa and Rio Vista inboard motor boaters.  Please watch this space for more information- we really want your opinions! For more information about participating in a Lake Berryessa or Rio Vista Focus Group, or to be put on our participant list, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Solano County OUTDOOR Guide cover image-72 dpiSolano County OUTDOORS! Guide

This handy booklet is given to all participants in our third grade Watershed Explorers and 6th grade Suisun Marsh Programs.  Click on the book's cover on the left to visit our OUTDOORS! page where you can check out the online version of the booklet, find more great information about enjoying Solano County's outdoor spaces and see reader postings of their explorations of our great parks and open space areas.