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In conjunction with the Visions of the Wild festival: Wild & Scenic, the 2018 Summer Arts Camp theme is Discovering Unexpected Beauty.
Children will be experiencing the “Wild World of Wonderful Bugs” exploring the beauty and benefits of bugs in our environment.
Open to kids ages 7 – 14.
Explore annual grasslands and oak woodlands in the Cordelia Hills between Vallejo and Fairfield. Hikers will be guided on a 3-hour outing with opportunities to observe restored riparian wetlands and cattle grazing operations as well as local wildlife. The hike will include a section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, a major regional trail linking parks and open spaces around the Bay Area. Be prepared for sunny and warm conditions.
Parking fee of $6.00 required for all vehicles
Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian
Bring water, sunscreen, hat, sturdy hiking shoes, snacks
Limited to 30 participants
Subject to cancellation due to extreme fire weather conditions
Join the City of Fairfield Public Works Department’s dedicated and experienced volunteer trail guides on a tour of scenic Rockville Hills Regional Park. Mountain bikers will pass through oak woodlands and open grasslands on an invigorating 2-hour trail ride through hilly terrain on single track trails. Participants can choose one of 3 skills levels—beginner, intermediate, and advanced—to ensure a ride adjusted to their abilities. Every ability level will be moderately strenuous.
A fee of $3 per person is required to enter the park.
Limited to 20 participants per skill level.
Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Not recommended for children under the age of 12.
Bring your own mountain bike, helmet (required), and drinking water.
For questions please call (707) 428-7614.
On Beauty honors the life and work of businessman and conservationist Doug Tompkins. This photography exhibit considers how the pursuit of beauty became a central, animating force in Doug’s intellectual development and informed his entire worldview. The exhibition, which premiered at the David Brower Center, explore several key themes: how the diversity of life emerges from beauty; how beauty and ecological health are intrinsically linked; and how Doug’s personal narrative intersects with conservation history.Find out more
Opening Night Reception for the Visions of Festival 2018 taking place at the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum in downtown Vallejo. Featuring catered reception, live music, no-host bar, sponsor tables, Festival Awards presentation, and poetry reading. Keynote speech by John de Graaf, founder of the And Beauty for All campaign.Find out more
Doors 6PM | VIP guest mixer, sponsor tables in Empress Theatre Lounge 6:30PM | Screenings of Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour 7:30PM
SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) 16th Anniversary Wild & Scenic Film Festival brings together another incredible selection of films to change your world. This year’s festival theme is Groundswell, and the goal is to inspire and unite communities to help heal the earth.
Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.
Join us at the Vallejo Farmers’ Market. Explore the natural world with fun activities for children and adults. The Nature Discovery Zone features a wide array of people and organizations that help conserve forests, rivers and animals. This year we will feature outdoor recreation on our local and statewide rivers and trails.Find out more
Journey from the Anza Trail in the Bay Area to Sudbury River in Massachusetts in this concert of World Premieres celebrating our national trails and rivers. Citywater, a premier chamber ensemble dedicated to contemporary classical music, performs new works by a collective of accomplished composers from across the country who write music inspired by landscape, nature, and place. Featuring music by Oliver Caplan, Linda Chase, Nell Shaw Cohen, Ben Cosgrove, Libby Meyer, Rachel Panitch, Christina Rusnak, and Ryan Suleiman, this program is part of a nationwide initiative coordinated by the Landscape Music Composers Network to commemorate the 50th Anniversaries of the National Trails System Act and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act through the creation and presentation of new music.Find out more