Celebrate World Environment Day at Lake Solano on June 1

A free barbecue lunch will be provided at the event.

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On Saturday, June 1, Solano and Yolo County residents are invited to celebrate World Environment Day at Lake Solano. This event will take place at Lake Solano County Park, on Pleasants Valley Road just south of Highway 128. Volunteers that choose to assist with trash cleanup activities will cleanup at Lake Berryessa and Lake Solano. Parking fees will be waived with a pass provided to event registrants in advance. Participants will learn about the Lake Berryessa and Putah Creek watersheds, remove trash debris collecting along waterways that serve as drinking and irrigation water for Solano County, plant wildflower seeds and sedges, create take-home seed packets and participate in other group and family-friendly eco-activities and a free barbecue lunch. Registration is required and can be completed at cleanupsolano.org under the World Environment Day tab. Participants should wear sturdy shoes, work gloves and sun protection.  Registration check-in begins at 9 a.m. A free barbecue lunch will be provided at 12 p.m. after trash cleanups and group photos conclude. Pre-registration for the event and the opportunity to receive a free World Environment Day event t-shirt closes on Wednesday, May 29 at 5 p.m. World Environment Day builds global awareness of the environment, draws political attention to environmental issues, and supports individual and community projects. Lake Solano is part of a constructed watershed delivering high quality drinking water from Lake Berryessa, the eighth largest reservoir in California, to around 500,000 Solano County residents. This water is also the primary source of irrigation water for growers in the region. Also filling and leaving Lake Solano is Putah Creek, a vital ecological link between the neighboring mountain range and the Yolo Bypass. The Solano Resource Conservation District coordinates the annual World Environment Day event in partnership with Anheuser-Busch in Fairfield, River Network, Solano County Water Agency, Solano County, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Lake Berryessa Watershed Partnership, and Volunteer Solano. This is the first year the event will be held at Lake Solano instead of Lake Berryessa to accommodate larger crowds and additional activities.        ]]>

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