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SWEP has moved to Solano RCD!

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Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

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More information about the Lake Berryessa Cleanup

Saturday, September 19, 9 a.m. to noon
Cleanup sites will be located at Markley Cove, Steele Canyon, and under Pope Creek Bridge.
 
Help us clean up Lake Berryessa to end the season right! Please download the Lake Berryessa 2015 Coastal Cleanup flier and join us on Saturday, September 19, 2015. If you plan to attend, please print and sign both release forms (form 1, form 2). If you are unable to print the forms, we will have hard copies you can sign on the day of the event.


Lyme Disease Informational Meeting

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10 a.m. to noon
Solano County Administration Center, 675 Texas Street,
6th Floor, Room 6003, Fairfield, CA 94533

This free informational meeting is offered by Solano County Resource Conservation District in conjunction with Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to making Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure. Come learn the facts about Lyme disease in California, including information about ticks, tick-bite prevention, creating tick-safe home environments, symptoms and more. The flier for this meeting can be downloaded here.

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Online Boater Survey

Boaters- it's not to late to tell us what you think!  We want to hear about oil recycling practices and challenges from as many boaters as possible.  If you are a boater at Lake Berryessa and /or Rio Vista, please click here to participate in our online survey.  The survey will be available from Friday, July 31, through Wednesday, September 30. Once all the responses are tabulated and analyzed, we will post a report here.

Lake Berryessa and Rio Vista Boater Focus Group Report

Now Available! In May of this year, Solano RCD, in partnership with the Solano County Department of Resource Management, conducted a focus group to investigate boater opinions about oil recycling behaviors at Lake Berryessa and Rio Vista. The focus group was held in the Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center’s meeting room from 6-7:30 pm on Monday, May 18, with 13 Solano County boaters participated in a discussion of 9 questions about their knowledge of used oil management and specific practices they used as boaters. The focus group concept was proposed in a CalRecycle Competitive Used Oil Grant application to help inform boater outreach and education efforts around oil recycling at Lake Berryessa and Rio Vista.  

You can download a summary or full report about this focus group by clicking the blue links.

 

First LB Weekend 15On the first weekend of May 2015, Lake Berryessa Boater Outreach Interns perform an invasive quagga and zebra mussel screening check during their first weekend training session for a Danville boater who has been boating at Lake Berryessa for decades.