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Lynch Canyon announces plan to reopen in February

Author: Daily Republic staff
Date: Jan 24, 2011

FAIRFIELD — Solano County's outdoor enthusiasts can look ahead to weekends of meaningful activities next month as Lynch Canyon reopens for the season.

Lynch Canyon has been closed for six months due to budget constraints. The park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays beginning Feb. 12 and continuing through June 26, according to a Solano Land Trust press release.

“I love the open hills of Lynch Canyon,” said Linda Seifert, Solano County Board of Supervisors member and Solano Land Trust board member, in the release. “What I like to think of as 'sky country' begins right at the edge of I-80. As you make your way up and away from the rush of cars, you feel as though you are truly escaping the rough and hurried edges of our times.”

Two events are planned for opening day.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., raptor experts Larry Broderick and Jim Walsh will lead a tour to see birds of prey. Meanwhile Solano Land Trust and the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council will lead a 25th Anniversary Volunteer Day from 9 a.m. to noon.

Guests are asked to RSVP for the volunteer day by contacting (707) 432-0150, ext. 200 or natalie@solanolandtrust.org. No dogs are allowed at Lynch Canyon. There is a $5 parking fee.

Lynch Canyon was slated for a landfill in the early 1980s, but Solano County voters rejected the proposal.

Solano Land Trust completed the purchase of Lynch Canyon in 1996 after 15 years of negotiations. This Solano County recreational property is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians can enjoy views of San Francisco Bay, Mount Tamalpais and Mount Diablo while visiting the site.

Lynch Canyon opened to the public in 2007 after an agreement between Solano Land Trust, Solano County Board of Supervisors and Solano County Parks. Operating hours beyond June 26 are subject to funding.

Solano Land Trust this year is celebrating 25 years of protecting working farms and natural areas in Solano County.