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Solano Land Trust and the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Team Up for a 25th Anniversary Workday at King-Swett Ranch

Author: Deanna Mott, Associate Director, Solano Land Trust
Date: Feb 16, 2011

Solano Land Trust and the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council are seeking volunteers to help with the Blue Rock Springs Park connector trail on Saturday, February 26, 2011. The Ridge Trail comes up from Vallejo’s Blue Rock Springs Park through a portion of the Vallejo-Swett Ranch, and connects with a City of Vallejo ridgeline trail. The views of the bay from this ridgeline trail are spectacular. In the future the Ridge Trail will cross the ranch and connect with the Hiddenbrooke open space.

"The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council is excited to partner with Solano Land Trust on this volunteer trail event,” says Joel Gartland, Bay Area Ridge Trail Council volunteer coordinator. “Solano Land Trust is a key partner for the Council, crucial to connecting the Ridge Trail from the Carquinez Strait to northern Solano County where Solano Land Trust has been protecting gorgeous grasslands and open spaces for the past 25 years." The Bay Area Ridge Trail is a proposed 550-mile trail on ridges surrounding the bay. Fifty miles of trails are slated for Solano County, and so far 29 miles of those trails have been dedicated.

Volunteers should bring work gloves, water, and a bag lunch. Meet at the upper parking lot of Blue Rock Springs Park, Vallejo, at 9 a.m. and work until noon. RSVP to Natalie at (707) 432-0150 x 200 or volunteer@solanolandtrust.org.

What: 25th Anniversary volunteer workday at Vallejo-Swett Ranches

Who: Solano Land Trust and Bay Area Ridge Trail Council

When: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Meet at the upper parking lot of Blue Rock Springs Park, Vallejo

Why: Help with a portion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail in Solano County

Logistics: Bring water, snacks, and work gloves.

Solano Land Trust is celebrating 25 years of protecting working farms and natural areas in Solano County. Learn more at www.solanolandtrust.org.