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Blue Rock Springs Park
650 Columbus Parkway in Vallejo
From there we will carpool to the trailhead
Friday September 13 9AM – 1PM
Join us for a hike on the King-Swett Ranches. This Solano Land Trust property is a protected expanse of hills and valleys between the cities of Vallejo, Benicia and Fairfield. This nearly 4000 acre expanse is only open on docent led hikes and includes a section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Learn about the wildlife that call this area home and the human history of the Ranches. Jasmine Westbrook, Project Manager for the Solano Land Trust, will join us for the hike to talk about range management, including the use of prescribed fire.
REGISTRATION: Bay Area Ridge Trail
WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: There is no drinking water on the property. Shade is limited and most travel is off trail on rocky, uneven ground. The hike will be up to 6 miles up and down potentially steep and rugged hills.
WHAT TO BRING: A daypack with plenty of water and snacks, boots or sturdy closed toe shoes, long sturdy pants and layered clothes to be prepared for any type of weather, Optional items: trekking poles and binoculars.
WHERE TO MEET: Meet at Blue Rock Springs Park parking lot, 650 Columbus Parkway in Vallejo. From there we will carpool to the trailhead.More info »
Kayaking at the Cullinan Ranch Unit of San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge co-sponsored by Visions of the Wild, Steve Souza’s Kayaking & Biking Vallejo group, the Refuge and the Friends of San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge from 9:30 am to 12:30 on Sunday, September 15th.
Bring your own kayak or reserve one of the 14 spots provided by Steve Souza’s group. All the gear and vessels are provided for 14 kayakers.
• Paved parking for 9 vehicles and grassy spaces for approximately 10 more.
• ADA accessible vault toilet.
• Dock with two launch slips (see photo) for kayaks, canoes or other hand launched boats
• Interpretive kiosk (see photo); in addition Refuge Friends will be on hand to briefly tell the Cullinan story.
• 1.3 mile walking trail from the parking lot to South Slough. The trail lies between Cullinan Ranch to the east and California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Pond 1 to the west. The trail offers views of both areas may have numerous waterfowl and shorebirds foraging and resting.
To access the site you must be traveling west-bound on Highway 37. The parking lot (see photo) is located 3.4 miles west of the Mare Island Highway 37 overcrossing (see photo).
Reserve your spot
Due to limited parking at the site, you must sign up on Eventbrite for this event. When signing up, state if you will bring your own gear and kayak.
• High winds will necessitate a venue change to Lake Chabot in Dan Foley Park
• Bring sunscreen, water and do not wear cotton clothing.