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 Solano Land Trust News
September 2015


In this Issue
Growing beer
New benches at Rockville
Kids conserving water
Visions of the Wild & Water
Decorate pumpkins
Get Moving Outside
Volunteers Needed
Solano Land Trust 
has been protecting working farms and natural areas in Solano County since 1986.

Solano Land Trust
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Fairfield, CA 94533
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Editor: Aleta George
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Growing beer is a community affair:
The taproom is open   

You can't help but notice Ruhstaller Farm & Yard while driving on Interstate 80 near Dixon at Kidwell Road. Flags blow in the wind and a handmade sign proclaims, "We Grow Beer."
Jimmy, the iconic image on the highway sign, is the proverbial grandson of Captain Frank Ruhstaller, a leading brewer in the Sacramento Region during the turn of the last century.
During his reign, Ruhstaller and other Sacramento brewers procured hops from fields that once spread across our region... 
Like father, like son: The views from Rockville Trails just got a bit better    
Alex and Bill Mayben
Over the past several years, you have helped protect the blue oaks, views of Suisun Valley, and wildlife at Rockville Trails Preserve. But it's not ready for prime time yet.
There's a big difference between a working cattle ranch and land that is ready for visitors. That's where Alex Mayben wanted to help, and his goal was simple... 
Dinosaurs and Gold Rush miners drank this water too: Tips to get kids to help conserve water 

Kiran Kendrick
takes the plunge  

Sue Frost's ancestors came to California in a covered wagon during the Gold Rush. As a fifth generation Californian, she has a unique perspective when it comes to teaching Solano County kids about water.

There's one point she always likes to make, and it's one you can make with the children in your life too...

Water is this year's theme for the Visions of the Wild Festival from October 15 to October 18 in Vallejo. Don't miss it, rain or shine.

Come out for the FREE films, art, speakers, field trips and more!

Put your art skills to work at Rush Ranch

Kids of all ages (adults included) are invited to Rush Ranch to decorate pumpkins on Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

It's free! Small and medium pumpkins and craft supplies will be provided (you can bring your own too). Some pumpkin carving may be available for kids ten years and up.

(Also on deck same pumpkin time, same pumpkin station: Science discovery lab and Get the Rush .)

Register here so we know how many pumpkins to bring.