JULY 2016
Solano Land Trust-eVistas
I love a night sky filled with stars. As a kid, my friends and I walked to a huge, flat granite rock in Strawberry, CA, where we could all lay down and see the whole sky. We watched for shooting stars and were always amazed at the Milky Way.

Thanks to you, we are able to offer free stargazing at Rush Ranch. If you haven't seen the stars at night at Rush Ranch now is the time.

I look forward to hearing about your summer adventures at the Sunday Supper celebration in October. We are so incredibly grateful to Ethel Hoskins for hosting us, and pleased to feature the culinary talents of local chef, Michael Quinn. Read more about him below.
  
Nicole Braddock 
Executive Director
nicole@solanolandtrust.org
Nicole Byrd portrait
Come for the sunset
Rush Ranch
Stay for the stars

It's difficult to experience the magnitude and grandeur of a night sky when you can't see the stars due to light pollution.

Here in Solano County, it is still possible to view a star-studded night sky on conserved lands when special programs are offered.

Join amateur astronomers for a free stargazing event...
 

"I know nothing with any certainly, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." - Vincent van Gogh
 
From table to farm
And farm to table Sunday Supper chef
 
Michael Quinn, executive chef at Fuso Italian Restaurant in Vacaville, will provide his time and talent in the kitchen to prepare a family-style meal 
for 200 people during Solano Land Trust's Sunday Supper on October 9.

Michael will prep fresh and seasonal food sourced from local farms...


Tips to conserve water
High schoolers help too

We received some good rain this winter, but it wasn't enough to bust us out of a four-year drought.

As a reminder that we are still conserving water, here are some tips from Solano Saves Water, including a winning Public Service Announcement on water awareness from a video contest for local students.

Sunday Supper
Joyful Ranch
Sunday, October 9 
4 p.m - 7 p.m.  

Celebrate Solano County's heritage and harvest, and toast Solano Land Trust's 30th anniversary at a Sunday Supper at Joyful Ranch.

Join us for a dinner prepared by local chef, Michael Quinn, with fresh and seasonal food sourced locally, and served family-style under a canopy of venerable olive trees.

We'd love to see you there!


Vets get outside    
Sierra Club Military Outdoors    
Military Outside
 
Solano Land Trust properties serve as playgrounds for many active and retired service members and veterans from Travis Air Force Base. Nature offers peace, solitude, and an outdoor gym.

If you want to take it to the next step, Sierra Club Military Outdoors provides organized trips like whitewater rafting for service members, veterans, and their families.

The program is directed by Stacy Bare, a climber, mountaineer, skier, and recipient of the Bronze Star for merit and a combat action badge in Baghdad.

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