Solano Land Trust announces August adventures outdoors

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Fri. Aug. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (location varies) Citizen Science Volunteer Opportunity: Get involved in science on Solano Land Trust lands. No experience is necessary. Participants learn while volunteering. The event is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. RSVP to Jasmine. Fri. Aug. 10 starting at 8 p.m. at Rush Ranch Curious about the Milky Way?: Admire our amazing night sky during a night of stargazing at Rush Ranch. The Milky Way will be visible, as will distant galaxies, star clusters and constellations. The evening begins with an indoor presentation featuring the Milky Way, followed by outdoor telescope viewing. Free. No pre-registration required. Sat. Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to Noon at Lynch Canyon Trail Crew Volunteer Opportunity: Help take care of Lynch Canyon’s 1,000-plus acres. Projects include improving trails, fixing fences, weeding and more. No experience is necessary. Participants learn while volunteering. Free pizza lunch provided. No RSVP required. Sun. Aug. 12 from 9:45 a.m. to Noon at Lynch Canyon Kids’ Nature Journaling Hike: Families are invited to join us in exploring the beauty of Lynch Canyon Open Space Park. This month we will be strolling through this gorgeous park while using the natural setting to inspire nature journaling. Meet in the parking lot at 9:45. The hike is free and for kids of all ages. Parking is $6 (we are not able to make change). Be sure to bring snacks and plenty of water. Sat. Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rush Ranch Get the Rush! at Rush Ranch: On the third Saturday of every month, volunteers offer family-friendly activities at Rush Ranch. Timing and activities vary month to month. In August, kids and adults can travel back in time by entering a traditional blacksmith shop, and learn why Rush Ranch is nationally famous by participating in tidal marsh activities. Weather permitting, they can also ride around the ranch on a horse-drawn wagon. Wheelchair users are encouraged to board the wagon and experience the ride; the wagons are specially designed with a wheelchair lift. Families can also explore exhibits, wander trails on their own, and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy. This event is free. Sat. Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Rush Ranch Yoga Hike: Enjoy a walk in the beautiful open space of Rush Ranch led by Barbara Fredericks of Benicia Yoga & Wellness. She will lead you on a walk while stopping to incorporate easy yoga moves “for every body”. This is a free hike and no RSVP is required. Meet at the picnic benches. Bring water. Ongoing at Lynch Canyon and Rockville Trails Preserve Guided rides on your horse: Solano Land Trust’s equestrian docents are available to lead you and your horse on two of Solano Land Trust’s properties: Lynch Canyon and Rockville Trails Preserve. Lynch Canyon is open to the public Fridays through Mondays. Rockville Trails Preserve is only open to docent-led tours at this time. These tours are for experienced trail riders with fit horses that are both trail and road trained. Solano Land Trust docents look forward to sharing either of these great natural parks with the public! For more information or to request a personalized tour of either property, email Mindi at splish@sbcglobal.net or Christine at cnken13@juno.com. Parking is $6 at Lynch Canyon. The guided rides are free. Space is limited. Ongoing at Rush Ranch Horse Feeding Volunteer Opportunity: Access Adventure is seeking volunteers who enjoy physical outdoor work on a ranch and are available for 45 minutes one or more times a week throughout the year. These volunteers will be trained to feed the horses at Rush Ranch. Contact Tom for more information. The event is free. Explore on your own For visitors who like to explore on their own, Lynch Canyon is open Fridays through Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to picnic, fly a kite, see cows and wildlife, and explore the hills on foot, mountain bike or horse. Parking is $6. Rush Ranch is open every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for visitors to picnic, explore exhibits, see horses and cows, and walk alongside the tidal marsh or hike up hills. Parking is free. Both locations offer 360 degree views of Solano County and the Bay Area. Save the date: Sun. Oct. 7th at 4 p.m. Sunday Supper at Joyful Ranch: We are honored to host our Sunday Supper in recognition of your lasting commitment to land conservation. Enjoy an extraordinary evening filled with stories of the land and live music. Dine on a sumptuous meal prepared by Lindsey Chelini, the Executive Chef & Owner of Backdoor Bistro. Please join us and your fellow kindred spirits for this evening of rustic elegance! Tickets are $125. A full table for 8 people is $1,000. Click here for more info, or call 707-709-9022. Solano Land Trust protects land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land. For more information about Solano Land Trust, its upcoming events and to make a donation, visit solanolandtrust.org.]]>

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