MAY 2015
NBC_s OpenRoad with Doug McConnell
Most of my workdays are spent in the office, and so it is always a treat when I get out on the land. Acting as tour guide to NBC OpenRoad's Doug McConnell at Rockville Trail Preserve was extra special.

Thank you for your help to protect Rockville Trails Preserve! I was so proud to be able to share the work that we have accomplished together with Mr. McConnell and his team, and can't wait until the greater Bay Area sees how lucky we are to live in this special place.
Nicole Braddock
Nicole Braddock 
Executive Director
Nicole Byrd portrait
Ready, set, action!
Doug McConnell and Nicole Braddock
A windy and wild day filming for OpenRoad with Doug McConnell

Rockville Trails Preserve, Solano Land Trust's newest protected land, is the result of a common vision. It is also quite photogenic. That is why it was chosen as a location to film a segment for OpenRoad with Doug McConnell. Tune in to NBC Bay Area on Sunday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. for an adventure in Solano County.

The final product is fun to see, but it doesn't reflect...

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee. 
One clover, and a bee.
 And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson
Safe landings for bumble bees
Crotch bumble bee in Davis
Photo by Gary Zamzow
Tips to help pollinators

Bees are in trouble, and the trouble is double for native bumble bees.

There are 12 species of bumble bees native to our area. Bees pollinate fruits, nuts, and vegetables, and their health is crucial to an agricultural area like ours. While these busy friends can find habitat at any one of Solano Land Trust's natural parks and conserved lands, there are also several ways that you can help boost the health and population of native pollinators in your own backyard...

Young at heart hit the trail
Lynch Canyon Trail Run attracts ages 7 to 85
Judy Shaw turned 75 this year. But that number hasn't stopped her from being active and enjoying life.

For example, last June Judy chalked up a bunch of firsts. She ran her first 10K, a race that marked her first time running on a trail instead of a street, and her first time participating in the Lynch Canyon Trail Run.

To improve on her two-hour finish time from last year...

Give local Solano 
Big day of giving   
Give Local Solano
Tuesday, May 3  
12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.  

On May 3, the 2016 Give Local Solano fundraising campaign will be in full swing. Solano Land Trust and 28 other local nonprofits are participating in this group effort to build momentum and highlight the importance of philanthropy in Solano County.
You make a difference in the world! Please support Solano Land Trust and our mission on May 3. Together we're stronger!

Rush Ranch Open House  
Take it Outside California!    
Saturday, April 30  
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

See you at Rush Ranch this Saturday to celebrate Solano Land Trust, Rush Ranch, and you!

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30th Anniversary Solano Land Trust
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