February 2015
eVistas - Solano Land Trust
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This winter, REI launched a National Parks app to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of America's National Parks. The pictures are outstanding!

I am grateful for all of our National Parks, but I also love the local places I can visit with my family any day of the year.

Thanks to you, we have many local natural areas to visit and explore. I hope you can get outside and visit a beautiful natural park today!

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Nicole Byrd
Executive Director
nicole@solanolandtrust.org

A new path for wildlife
Upper Spring Branch Creek_ Rush Ranch
Volunteers restore a creek

It doesn't take much to make a lasting difference. All you need are sturdy boots, a shovel, some passion, and one free Saturday morning.

On a day between storms in December, a group of volunteers came together at Upper Spring Branch Creek at Rush Ranch. The day was a big win for wildlife and...

"A society grows great when old people plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."  - Greek Proverb
This land is for all
Lynch Canyon Trail Run
Ways to connect more people to the land

The demographics in California have been changing over the last two decades and the diversity continues to grow. It's expected that by 2050, California's population will increase by 35 percent. If current trends continue, many regions in CA will tilt towards having more non-Caucasian residents and half the population of the state will be Latino.

That's not all that has been changing. A recent study by the California Council of Land Trusts says that...

Healthy profits, healthy soils
Workshop on soil management

You are invited to a workshop at Soul Food Farm on Saturday, February 27, to learn techniques of Holistic Land Management.

"This program is designed for proactive land managers who want to learn the tools of holistic management in order to...


Call for outdoor enthusiasts   
Be a docent at Suisun Marsh
Suisun Marsh - Tom Muehleisen Five training days in March
 
We want you! Solano Land Trust and the National Estuarine Research Reserve are seeking new guides to lead nature walks, field trips, and hands-on science activities for adults and kids at Rush Ranch. The training to become a tidal marsh docent is free and fun, and anyone age 18 or older is invited to apply.

Call Natalie at (707) 432-0150 ext. 203 if you have any questions.
 
AGventure for kids  
Help out on Youth Ag Day 
AGventure Day
Tuesday, March 15 
8am-1pm  

Volunteers are needed to assist with 3,000 Solano County third graders invited to Youth Ag Day at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo. Help Solano County Supervisor Linda Seifert host a booth where kids will build an agriculture-themed craft.

For more information contact Christina Arrostuto at clarrostuto@solanocounty.com or (707) 784.3004.

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