Outdoor Adventures with Solano Land Trust in December

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Spend time being nourished by nature this holiday season. Connect with family and friends, reduce stress, get fresh air and exercise, and be inspired. Solano Land Trust and partners invite residents and visitors to volunteer, go on guided hikes, or explore hillsides and wetlands on their own. For important details about the activities listed below, including meeting locations, directions and registration information, visit the events calendar at solanolandtrust.org.  For additional questions, call 707-432-0150.  December outdoor adventures include: Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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 necessary. Participants learn while volunteering. Free lunch and a parking pass provided. Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Lynch Canyon Citizen Science Volunteer Opportunity: Get involved in science on Solano Land Trust lands. No experience necessary. Participants learn while volunteering.  This month, participants will be surveying signs at Lynch Canyon. Teams will break out to each trail and help find, map, and categorize every sign. Space is limited. RSVP required to Jasmine at: jasmine@solanolandtrust.org Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lynch Canyon 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 December, 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. At 11:00, docents will lead families on an interpretive hike along the marsh. Visitors can also explore exhibits, wander trails on their own, and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy. Free. Saturday, Dec. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lynch Canyon Volunteer Opportunity- Tree Planting.  Volunteers will get a chance to get their hands dirty while planting acorns from native Oaks, and mulching to ensure success of the new trees.  All tools will be provided, no previous experience is necessary. Participants will need to bend and kneel, and will need to walk between half a mile and one mile.  Please come dressed for the weather, wearing long pants and sturdy shoes. Please bring sun protection if the weather clear, and a water bottle. Gloves will be provided.  Please RSVP to Ryan Lewis at ryan@solanolandtrust.org by Friday Dec 14th.  Heavy rain will result in rescheduling. Ongoing at Lynch Canyon and Rockville Trails Preserve Guided rides on your horse: Tours of Rockville Trails Preserve and Lynch Canyon are offered for experienced trail riders with fit horses that are both trail- and road-trained. Contact 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: Get trained to feed the horses at Rush Ranch weekly throughout the year. Contact Tom at tmuehleise@aol.com. Explore on your 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 5 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. 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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